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The Origin and Development of the Pueblo Katsina Cult
By E. Charles Adams
256 pp. / 6.12 x 9.25 / 1991
Paper (978-0-8165-3565-1) [s]
  - Century Collection

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Although the age and origin of katsina ceremonialism have long fascinated scholars, the reasons for its development have remained unexplored until now. E. Charles Adams here examines the concept of
A valuable contribution to Puebloan prehistory. Its serious attempt to link Pueblo beliefs and practices with evident precursors involves a laudable cultural-historical realism too long pooh-poohed by archaeology's fashionable formalisms.

—New Mexico Historical Review

A valuable and useful contribution to the archaeology of the Southwest.

—American Anthropologist “Both in scale and in scope, the book is large; the interpretations are adventurous.”—Choice

the katsina and the religion that developed around it, focusing on what makes katsinas unique, why the concept was developed, and what adaptive value it had for prehistoric Pueblo culture.

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