The Zuñi are a Southwest American Indian nation.
Their spiritual beliefs center around elaborate ceremonies
for fertility and rain,
comprised of a yearly cycle of ritual
dances by masked dancing gods called Kachinas.
This section provides detailed ethographic
descriptions of Zuñi spiritual beliefs,
which permeate every aspect of their culture.
By Ruth Bunzel:
from The Forty-Seventh Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1929-1930:
Table of Zuñi Sounds
Introduction to Zuñi Ceremonialism
Zuñi Origin Myths
Zuñi Ritual Poetry
By Frank Hamilton Cushing:
Cushing: Zuñi Folk Tales
Outline of Zuñi Mytho-Sociologic Organization
Thirteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, pp. 367-73, [1891-1892]
Second Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1880-1881, pp. 9-15, 30-31 
Remarks on Shamanism
Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 36:184-92. 
Form and Form and the Dance Drama
Thirteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1891-1892, p. 362 and 374-77. 
Corn Raising: The Decay of the Seed
Millstone 9, no. 5, pp. 75-78. 
Corn Raising: The Regeneration of the Seed
Millstone 9, no. 6, pp. 93-95. 
Clowns, Priests, and Festivals of the Kâ'-kâ
Millstone 10, no. 8, pp. 141-44. 
Creation and the Origin of Corn
Millstone 9, no. 1, pp. 1-3.