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FAITH, FLOWERS, AND FIESTAS

The Yaqui Indian Year

A Narrative of Ceremonial Events

By Muriel Thayer Painter, Research Associate
E. B. Sayles, Curator Emeritus, Arizona State Museum
In Consultation with
Edward H. Spicer,
Professor of Anthropology, University of Arizona

(A Complete Online Version of the Original Printed Book)



CONTENTS

Introduction

Faith, Flowers, and Fiestas

Fiesta Dancers

Easter Ceremony

Other Religious Events

Yearly Calendar of Religious Events

Back Cover





COVER PHOTOGRAPH
YOUNG MEMBER OF THE MATACHIN DANCE SOCIETY

Children begin to serve in ceremonial societies as early as five or six years. They learn the intricate rituals by imitating, their elders.

The Yaqui ceremonies were photographed for this publication by
RAY MANLEY, SAM LEVITZ, WESTERN WAYS AND GEORGE IACONO.

Published for the Arizona State Museum by
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA PRESS
Tucson, 1962


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