A Partial Pueblo Bibliography


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The Pueblos have an important representation in general literature. The inquiring reader will find them entertainingly treated in the following works, among others, which have a place in public libraries:

The Delight Makers, by Adolph F. Bandelier, New York, 1890—a romance of the Cliff Dwellers, embodying a treasur of information about Pueblo native customs, by one of the foremost American ethnologists.

Pueblo Indian Folk Stories, by Charles F. Lummis, New York, 1910—a delightful sheaf of aboriginal tales, put into English by one who got them at first hand; originally published (1894) under the title The Man who Married the Moon.

The Land of Poco Tiempo (1893), A New Mexico David (1891), Some Strange Corners of our Country (1892), and A Tramp across the Continent (1892)—all by Charles F. Lummis—contain many chapters on the Pueblos and their ancestors, the Cliff Dwellers.


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The Journey of Coronado, edited by George Parker Winship (ed.), New York, 1904—a translation from Spanish documents of the Conquest, with many illuminating notes by the editor. This little volume depicts graphically the condition of the Pueblos, as seen by those who discovered them.

Zuñi Folk Tales, by Frank H. Cushing, New York, 1901—a collection of English translations by the poet-ethnologist, who understood the Pueblo heart as, perhaps, no other white man has ever known it.

My Adventures in Zuñi, by the same author—three delightful articles in the Century Magazine, Dec., 1882, Feb., May, 1883.

The Song of the Ancient People, by Edna Dean Proctor, Boston, 1893—a poem which, "as a rendering of Moqui-Zuñi thought, is a contribution of great and permanent value to American literature." There are notes and preface by John Fiske, the historian, and a commentary by F. H. Cushing.

Indians of the South-West, by George A. Dorsey—a guide-book issued in 1903 by (the Passenger Department of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fé Railroad). ; a compendium of authoritative information concerning the Pueblos, among others.

The Snake Dance of the Moquis of Arizona, by Capt. John G. Bourke, U. S. A., New York, 1884—


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contains a vivacious account of the general features of Pueblo life a generation ago.

Lolami in Tusayan, by Clara Kern Bayliss, Bloomington, Ill., 1903—a child's story, portraying life in a Hopi pueblo before the white advent.

Among the Pueblo Indians, by Carl and Lilian W. Eickemeyer, New York, 1895,—an unpretentious travel tale of San Ildefonso, Santo Domingo, and Taos.

The Flute of the Gods, by Marah Ellis Ryan, New York, 1909—an historical romance of the Spanish Conquest.

Indian Love Letters, by Marah Ellis Ryan, Chicago, 1907—an idealistic presentation, with good local colour, of the case of a Hopi man educated in a Government school and "gone back to the blanket."

The Indians of the Painted Desert Region, by Geo. Wharton James, Boston, 1903—includes information as to Hopi life in recent years, with a detailed account of the Snake Dance.

The Indians' Book, by Natalie Curtis, New York, 1907—contains section devoted to the Pueblos, with the music of a number of their songs.

The Land of the Pueblos, by Susan E. Wallace, New York, 1888—a series of pleasant, old-time, home letters by the wife of the author of Ben Hur.


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The Destruction of our Indians, and three other articles by Frederick I. Monsen, with especial reference to the Hopis, finely illustrated from the author's photographs, in The Craftsman Magazine for March, April, May, and June, 1907.

Indians of the Stone Houses, by Edward S. Curtis, in Scribner's Magazine, Feb., 1909, with beautiful illustrations from the author's photographs.

For the scientific student of Pueblo life, the available material is very extensive. Mention may be made of the following titles among many:

Final Report of Investigations among the Indians of the South-Western United States, by Adolph F. Bandelier. Papers of the (Archælogical Institute of America). 1890 1892.

The Zuñi Indians, by Matilda Coxe Stevenson. (Bureau of American Ethnology). 1905.

The Sia, by Matilda Coxe Stevenson, embodied in the Eleventh Annual Report of the (Bureau of Ethnology). Washington 1889–90.

The American Indian as Product of Environment, with Especial Reference to the Pueblos, by Arthur J. Fynn, Boston 1907.

The Gilded Man, by A. F. Bandelier, New York 1893—includes historical papers on Zuñi, Acoma, Santa Clara, etc.


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Pottery of the Ancient Pueblos, Fourth Annual Report, (Bureau of Ethnology). Washington.

The Spanish Pioneers, by Charles F. Lummis, Chicago 1893.

The Discovery of America, by John Fiske, Boston 1892—touches, in the light of modern ethnology, on the status of the Pueblos with relation to other Indians and to Old World peoples also.

The Spanish Conquest of New Mexico, by W. W. H. Davis, Doylestown, Pa. 1869—contains a detailed account from original Spanish sources of the conflicts between the Spaniards and the Pueblos prior to 1703.

The Traditions of the Hopi, by H. R. Voth, (Field Columbian Museum publication). Chicago 1905.

A Study of Pueblo Architecture in Tusayan and Cibola, by Victor Mindeleff, in Eight Annual Report, (Bureau of Ethnology). Washington.

Zuñi Melodies, by Benjamin Ives Gilman, in Journal of American Ethnology and Archæology, vol. i.

Hopi Songs, by the same, in same publication, vol. v.

In addition to these, there are scores of contributions, touching upon every phase of Pueblo life, by trained scientific workers, such as Bandelier, Cushing, Dorsey, Fewkes, Hodge, Holmes, Hough, McGee, Mindeleff, Stevenson, etc., to be found in the bound


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volumes of the Reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology, the American Anthropologist, the Scientific American, Science, the Journal of American Folk-Lore, and similar scientific periodicals.

Map showing location of all existing pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona.

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