Zunis


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Zu·ni 1

 (zo͞o′nē) also Zu·ñi (-nyē)
n. pl. Zuni or Zu·nis also Zuñi or Zu·ñis
1. A member of a Pueblo people located in western New Mexico.
2. The language of the Zuni, of no known linguistic affiliation.

Zu′ni, Zu′ñi adj.

Zu·ni 2

 (zo͞o′nē) also Zu·ñi (-nyē)
A pueblo of northwest New Mexico west of Albuquerque.
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From Acadians and African Americans to Yaquis and Zunis, this reference presents alphabetical entries on 150 ethnic groups.
Zunis and other Native Americans still farm in these areas today.
That draw on desert aquifers, Zunis fear, may dry up spring-fed Salt Lake.
The change is from an enlightenment concept of a universal human type to a phenomenological recognition of wildly varying cultures -- "Apollonian Zunis alongside the Di onysiac Dobu and the paranoid Kwakiutl, each acting out a different reality" (22).
Although Zunis have always known of the fish, and early explorers and naturalists noted its presence, the first systematic attempt at determining the population and distribution of the Zuni bluehead sucker was conducted by the Fish and Wildlife Service in 1980.
The Seowtewa family, who are Zunis and practicing Catholics, are responsible for linking the two cultures in an edifice that once represented to Native Americans the threat of foreign people and ways.
In order to show how Zuni and Apologies exemplify "people's history," the principal aspects of Wilson's texts to be examined here are the rendering of discursive and material practices and their relationship to Zuni and Iroquois culture; the thematic integration and representation of local and international conditions; Wilson's uses of history; and his candid, first-person depiction of himself as a participant-observer and of his interaction and communication with Zunis and Iroquois, including the kinds of textual representations of orality in these Native American cultures.
In a point which offers a fascinating de-stabilization of what Major portrays as a Zuni primacy of cultural and ancestral heritage, he mentions in the interview presented in this issue that "a black man - a huge African - apparently visited the Zunis in the 16th century with a group of Spanish explorers and then stayed on.
Young Zunis, for example, forgot much of the cultural history that they had been taught; still others were never traditionally instructed at all, especially those sent away to the notorious Indian schools that were designed, at least in part, to eradicate Native American identity.
Because the Zunis frequently used heshe, turquoise and silver, we wanted to include these materials in our jewelry, too.
The land of the Zunis, who in the 16th century occupied seven pueblos in what is now western New Mexico.
who had worked at the museum, offers first-hand accounts of the joint involvement of Zunis and Ango-Americans in this project mediating between the oral traditions of the former culture and organizational practices of the latter.