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Black Rock: A Zuni Cultural Landscape and the Meaning of Place

William A. Dodge


To visiting geologists, Black Rock, New Mexico, is a basaltic escarpment and an ideal natural laboratory. To hospital workers, it is a picturesque place to earn a living. To the Zuni, the mesas, arroyos, and the rock itself are a stage on which the passion of their elders is relived. This book explores how a shared sense of place evolves over time and through multiple cultures that claim the landscape. Through stories told over many generations, this landscape has given the Zuni an understanding of how they came to be in this world. More recently, paleogeographers have studied the rocks and la ... More

Keywords: Black Rock, basaltic escarpment, Zuni, mesas, arroyos, assimilation, health care center, commercial zone, cultural landscape, government policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781578069934
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781578069934.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William A. Dodge, author