The Keresan Bridge
A Problem in Pueblo Ethnology
This is an unusual excursion into American Indian culture history by a British social anthropologist. It examines theories of the development of different Pueblo social structures, with particular attention to Eggan. From a detailed re-analysis of the evidence and a consideration of material from the Eastern Keresan Pueblo of Cochiti, based on his own fieldwork, Dr Fox concludes that the theory that all Pueblos were derived from a common base is no longer tenable, and that a diversity of origins is more probable. Apart from its contribution to Amerindian studies, the book is of particular interest as an approach to modern culture history by a social anthropologist.
Table of Contents
PART I. THE PUEBLOS 1. THE KERESAN BRIDGE 3 2. THE THEORIES 23 PART II. COCHITI 3. SOCIAL STRUCTURE 5I 4. KINSHIP STRUCTURE 70 5. GENEALOGICAL EVIDENCE 89 6. DISCUSSION 119 7. KINSHIP TERMS: (I) MEANINGS 136 8. KINSHIP TERMS: (2) HISTORY I65 CONCLUSION 186 APPENDIX: THE TOWA PUEBLO OF JEMEZ 200 LIST OF WORKS CITED 205INDEX 211
Robin Fox, formerly a lecturer at the London School of Economics, just been appointed Professor of Anthrology at Rutgers University.