Odyssey of the Pueblo Indians

Odyssey of the Pueblo Indians

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The author, William M. Eaton, brings to his studies of Pueblo Indian culture a unique background. He was commissioned as 2nd Lt. in the USAAF with specialized training as a celestial navigator...One day as he surveyed a petroglyph panel, he was impressed with the fact that the Pueblo Indian shaman had imprinted several star Panels, namely Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, into the petroglyph panel. One set of obscure dots soon led to another, and a remarkable source of astronomical data was developed including the utilization of Pleiades, Orion, and the star Capella. This data, some of which related to star panels announcing the summer and winter solstices, was intended to initiate the annual schedules of a number of Pueblo Indian events such as the Niman Dance in Summer Solstice, the Soyal Winter Solsice Ceremony, and the Momtcit Warrior Initiation Rites in late December.The great deity, Spider Grandmother, or the Earth Spirit, is shown as item g. She was also known as Gogyeng Sowuhti, and was one of the creator deities close to, Tawa the Sun Father. She often served as his ... The diagram shown in item j is a small, local map of the Wupatki Pueblo or great house. To the north lies theanbsp;...

Title:Odyssey of the Pueblo Indians
Author: William M. Eaton
Publisher:Turner Publishing Company - 2002-06-01

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