The Zuni Enigma

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W.W. Norton, 2000 - History - 318 pages
"For many years, anthropologists have understood the Zuni Indians of the American Southwest to occupy a special place in Native American culture and ethnography. Their language, religion, and blood type are startlingly different from all other tribes. What is most puzzling, however, is the fact the Zuni appear to have much in common with the people of Japan." "In this book, Dr. Nancy Yaw Davis examines the evidence underscoring the Zuni enigma - " a theory," she suggests, "with a thousand themes." In a meticulous piece of detection and scholarship, Davis describes the circumstances that may have led Japanese on a religious quest, perhaps searching for the legendary "middle world" of Buddhism, across the Pacific and to the American Southwest more than seven hundred years ago - one of the most astonishing examples of transoceanic human mobility in history."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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It's an interesting idea, but unfortunately Davis' theory breaks down when it comes to language (and may in other areas I'm not qualified to comment on). Japanese and Zuni becoming mutually ... Read full review

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It's an interesting idea, but unfortunately Davis' theory breaks down when it comes to language (and may in other areas I'm not qualified to comment on). Japanese and Zuni becoming mutually ... Read full review

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