A Zuni Artist Looks at Frank Hamilton Cushing

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This hilarious lampoon of anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing and his work from a Zuni perspective may give other anthros and wannabe anthros food for thought.

 

In 1879, sent by the Smithsonian Institution, Frank Hamilton Cushing rode unannounced and uninvited into Zuni Pueblo, where he managed to stay until 1884, becoming the first (and unfortunately, not the last) live-in anthropologist. Hughte’s 45 penciled cartoons based primarily on Cushing’s My Adventures in Zuni satirically re-envisions this legendary relationship in what might well have been called “Our Adventures with Cushing.” This hilarious lampoon of Cushing and his work from a Zuni perspective—emphasizing his dress, his eating habits, his taking a bath, and his intrusion into the sacred and secular realms of Zuni life—may give other anthros and wannabe anthros food for thought (or maybe not; they can be a stubborn bunch).

 

Author: Phil Hughte (Zuni)

Illustrations: Black & white drawings by Phil Hughte (Zuni)

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1994

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Zuni