The snake-dance of the Moquis of Arizona; being a narrative of a journey from Santa Fé, New Mexico, to the villages of the Moqui Indians of Arizona, with a description of the manners and customs of this peculiar people, and especially of the revolting religious rite, the snake-dance; to which is added a brief dissertation upon serpent-worship in general, with and account of the tablet dance of the pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico, etc. By John G. Bourke


Date: 1884



A 19th century Army officer relates his experiences and observations regarding the customs of the Hopi Indians, mistakenly called Moqui Indians at that time, focusing particularly on the 16-day ritual known as the snake dance. Bourke fought in the Civil War and was awarded the Medal of Honor. He then attended West Point after the war, became an officer, and served as a cavalry officer in the American West and Indian Wars until his death. He wrote this book about the Moquis Pueblos of Arizona Territory while stationed there.

31 full-page plates, including one fold-out; 15 colored, plus colored frontispiece. Tissue guards on all of the colored plates.

xvi p., 1 ?., 371 p. illus., plates (part col., 1 fold.) 23 cm.

Publisher: New York, C. Scribner's Sons




ISBN-10: N/A

Date Added: 2020-06-29

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