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Series III: Photographs (continued)
Winters at Zuni, 1964 (continued)
Winters at Zuni can be very cold. On the day we arrived in 1964, the temperature was 10 degrees below zero, and there was ice and snow on the ground
BOX 5 100 year-old adobe house behind Kelsey Trading Post, 1964-1965
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About 9 months after we moved to Zuni, we moved into this 100 year-old adobe house located behind Kelsey Trading Post. Pat Kelsey had offered us the house rent-free. I put in floor joists and a new hardwood floor, and we painted the entire inside of this three-room adobe place that had once been used to house U. S. Cavalry Soldiers.
BOX 5 Three-bedroom house behind the Vanderwagen Trading Post, 1965
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Early in 1965, we moved to this three-bedroom house behind the Vanderwagen Trading Post. The house was graciously offered to us rent-free by Ernie Vanderwagen, owner of the trading post.
BOX 5 We found this house to be very comfortable, with propane heat and more space for our family. Today, the house is rented out as a bed and breakfast at Zuni, 1963-1978
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BOX 5 In 1972 we moved to this house at Blackrock, where I could have a separate room designated as my study, 1972
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BOX 5 Blackrock reservoir, 1963-1978
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BOX 5 A series of mud ovens (usually one for each married woman in a household). Zuni sacred mountain in the background, 1968-1973
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BOX 5 A Zuni woman with her mud oven under construction, 1968
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BOX 5 Ovens built on a raised platform for the convenience of the bread-maker, 1968
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BOX 5 Two ovens illustrating that some of the walls of the oven are made of laid-up malapai stone, then coated with mud on the outside, 1968
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BOX 5 A fire is built to get the oven hot, 1968-1973
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BOX 5 The fire is left to burn for a couple hours, 1968-1972
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BOX 5 Then, after the fire is extinguished, the ashes are raked out, 1968-1973
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BOX 5 The bottom of the oven is swabbed with water using an evergreen mop, 1968-1973
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BOX 5 Meanwhile, white kid (David Cook) and dog wait, 1968-1973
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BOX 5 The dough is brought out on boards to be placed in the oven, 1968-1973
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BOX 5 Young girls assist, 1968-1973
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BOX 5 The bread begins to go into the oven, 1968-1973
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BOX 5 Bread being placed in the oven, 1968-1973
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BOX 5 Bread being placed into the oven, 1968-1978
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BOX 5 Bread in the oven. Sometimes as many as 20 loaves will be baked in the oven at one time, 1968-1973
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BOX 5 The door of the oven will be closed using boards and an old coat or blanket to keep the heat in, 1968-1973
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BOX 5 After about two hours, the bread is fully baked, 1968-1973
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BOX 5 The tasty loaves of bread will go really well with mutton stew, 1968-1973
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BOX 5 Fire burning in the oven (extra slide), 1968-1972
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BOX 5 Raking out the ashes (extra), 1968-1973
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BOX 5 Dowa Yalanne ("corn mountain"), the Zuni sacred mountain, 1965-1973
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Regarded as sacred because of its prominence in Zuni oral history and because it is the site of sacred religious shrines.
BOX 5 Dowa Yalanne in the distance, at mid-day, 1965-1973
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BOX 5 Dowa Yalanne, late afternoon, 1965
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BOX 5 Dowa Yalanne, as the sun sets, 1965-1976
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BOX 5 Dowa Yalanne, in the winter, 1965-1976
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BOX 5 Dowa Yalanne, a winter landscape, 1965-1968
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BOX 5 Clouds gather over Dowa Yalanne, 1965-1972
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BOX 5 Last vestiges of light on Dowa Yalanne before nightfall, 1965-1976
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BOX 5 Dowa Yalanne, reflecting the sun on an overcast day, 1965-1976
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BOX 5 Dowa Yalanne, framed by a rainbow and hand-hewn rock in the foreground, 1965-1976
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BOX 5 Dowa Yalanne rises more than 1,000 feet from the valley floor, 1965-1976
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BOX 5 Dowa Yalanne, with a rainbow rising above Dimu:shi Yala:we ("arrowhead mountains") to the left and an old fence post in the foreground, 1965-1976
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BOX 5 Dowa Yalanne, framed again by an "amidolanne" (rainbow), 1965-1976
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BOX 5 Access to the top of Dowa Yalanne is from the east side through a narrow crevice, 1965
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BOX 5 On top, there are ruins of an old village, the village of Kwakina, 1965
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BOX 5 At the south end of the mountain, many petroglyphs can be seen high on a ledge about 1/3 or the way up, 1965-1976
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