"The Urine Dance Of The Zuni Indians Of New Mexico," is a short small pamphlet of only (3) pages, to which has been added a short biography & bibliography of its author John Gregory Bourke.
The author, John Gregory Bourke (1843-1896), was a captain in the cavalry of the United States Army and a prolific diarist and post Civil War author.
John G. Bourke wrote several books about the American Old West, including ethnologies of its indigenous peoples of which this is one one the rarest titles, having been privately printed for distribution to scholars interested in this academic subject matter.
In a preface to one one Bourke's Books, by Viennese psychiatrist Sigmund Freud. Freud wrote:
"He was recognized in his own time for his ethnological writings on various indigenous peoples of the North American Southwest, particularly Apachean groups."
Bourke, a student of Indian cultures, was one of the few white men to be allowed to witness this Zuni religious mystic rite.
This is a very short book of approximately 2,460 words and approximately 8 pages at 300 words per page in this e-book. We have added a short biographical sketch of the author, along with a bibliography of his other works.
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