Black Rock: A Zuni Cultural Landscape and the Meaning of by William A. Dodge

By William A. Dodge

To traveling geologists Black Rock, New Mexico, is a basaltic escarpment and an amazing average laboratory. To clinic employees, Black Rock is a picturesque position to earn money. To the Zuni, the mesas, arroyos, and the rock itself are a degree on which the eagerness in their elders is relived. William A. evade explores how a shared experience of position evolves over the years and during a number of cultures that declare the landscape.

Through tales advised over many generations, this panorama has given the Zuni an knowing of the way they got here to be during this global. extra lately, paleogeographers have studied the rocks and landforms to raised comprehend the area because it as soon as was once. Archaeologists have performed examine on ancestral Zuni websites within the neighborhood of Black Rock to discover the cultural heritage of the quarter. moreover, the Anglo-American staff of the Bureau of Indian Affairs got here to Black Rock to boost the federal Indian coverage of assimilation and taken with them their very own feel of place.

Black Rock has been an instructional advanced, an corporation city, and an Anglo group. this present day it's a well-being care middle, advertisement region, and multi-ethnic subdivision. through describing the dramatic adjustments that happened at Black Rock through the 20th century, circumvent deftly weaves a narrative of the way the cultural panorama of this neighborhood mirrored adjustments in executive coverage and the way the Zunis themselves, during the coverage of Indian self-determination, finally gave new meanings to this historical landscape.

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