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My Adventures in Zuni: Typescript

Identifier: AC 055-P

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Typescript copy of My Adventure in Zuni was written by Frank H. Cushing.


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Personal History

Frank Hamilton Cushing was an ethnographer and early participant observer to the Pueblo of Zuni, where he lived from 1879-1884. He was adopted into the Zuni tribe. During the late 1880's he interested wealthy socialite Mary Hemenway into funding an archaeological expedition to find the origins of the Zuni people. The project began in 1887 with the excavation at Los Muertos, AZ and then moved to the Zuni Reservation. Cushing became ill and was removed from the Project in 1889. He continued to work for the Bureau of American Ethnology during this time and until his death in 1900. He also worked on the Pepper-Hearst Archaeological Expedition to Florida (1891-1896) where they excavated the Key Marcos site.


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The provenance of this material is unclear. It is believed that Dr. F.W. Hodge arranged to obtain most of the Cushing material from the Cushing estate which was in the hands of Stewart Culin of the Brooklyn Museum. Dr. Hodge was Cushing's secretary on several expeditions and his brother-in-law.


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Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090