Zuñi Fetiches

Second Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to theSecretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1880-1881

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Published: 1883
Language: English
Wordcount: 18,945 / 65 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.2
LoC Category: D
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Added to site: 2006.12.10
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Genre: History

Government Printing Office, Washington, 1883, pages 3-45

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they had before, and at last, as at first, bemoaned their condition. Again the two children listened to their supplications, and it was then that the children of men first saw the light of their father, the Sun.

The world had been covered with water. It was damp and unstable. Earthquakes disturbed its surface. Strange beings rose up through it, monsters and animals of prey. As upon an island in the middle of a great water, the children of men were led forth into the light of their father, the Sun. It blinded and heated them so that they cried to one another in anguish, and fell down, and covered their eyes with their bare hands and arms, for men were black then, like the caves they came from, and naked, save for a covering at the loins of rush, like yucca fiber, and sandals of the same, and their eyes, like the owl's, were unused to the daylight.

Eastward the two children began to lead them, toward the Home of the Sun-father.

Now, it happened that the two children, saw that the earth must

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