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A Beaked Quetzalcoatl: The Supreme God of Ancient Mexico
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in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 88], Folder 15. Photographs and clippings of illustrations of Native American [see also folder 123.17]) (1937) (1938, originally published 1938), 4 page(s)
Date: 11.6.38. Places: London, Mexico. A two-page clipping from The Illustrated London News, headlined "A 'Duck-Billed' Statue of Quetzalcoatl Found in Mexico," notes the discovery's importance to archaeology and includes a full-page photo of the sculpture. On the backs are a column on the Book of the Day and a ph...
in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 88], Folder 15. Photographs and clippings of illustrations of Native American [see also folder 123.17]) (1937) (1938, originally published 1938), 4 page(s)
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Bibliographical Notes on Hopi Myths and Others
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in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 91], Folder 6. Southwest Notes) (1923) , 8 page(s)
Eight note cards contain hand-written notes, many of them bibliographical references, on myth themes of the Hopi and possibly other tribes, such as the Apache. Topics include: small spirits or beings carried under the hair; Spider Clan; rainbow road; snake people; dancing Katcinas; Mishongnovi Pueblo; stars and ca...
in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 91], Folder 6. Southwest Notes) (1923) , 8 page(s)
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Cosmology
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in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 95]: American Indian Mythology Field Notes) (1935) , 3 page(s)
Typewritten notes on two lined note cards titled "Cosmology," re: indigenous beliefs about the spiritual world and deities. Discusses fears as embodied in myth, how cosmology influences world-view, and beliefs of Bella Coola. Page 2 [likely reverse of page 1] has handwritten notes with references to S. Nigeria. Ci...
in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 95]: American Indian Mythology Field Notes) (1935) , 3 page(s)
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Creation and History of the Whites During the Mythological Period
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in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 91], Folder 16. Southwest Notes) (1924) , 3 page(s)
Three duplicates of a single page of notes, with the same minor hand-editing added to each, discuss how the existence of Europeans is incorporated into Hopi creation myths. The first is noted as being a 'marplot incident' - one who frustrates or ruins a plan by meddling. It describes the creating of Spaniards, the...
in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 91], Folder 16. Southwest Notes) (1924) , 3 page(s)
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Death Practices
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in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 91], Folder 14. Southwest Notes) (1924) , 1 page(s)
A typed page headed 'Death Practices' contains two brief notes on a Hopi myth about death associated with the Shupaulavi Pueblo in Arizona. They deal with 'Head Washing After Death' and 'Idea of After Life,' with citations probably related to 'Traditions of the Hopi' by H.R. Voth, 1905. They mention a sorcerer, th...
in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 91], Folder 14. Southwest Notes) (1924) , 1 page(s)
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Dying God
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in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 95]: American Indian Mythology Field Notes) (1935) , 1 page(s)
This very brief, handwritten, undated research note on an unlined note card, titled "Dying God," contains information about a myth of the Zuni Indians.
in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 95]: American Indian Mythology Field Notes) (1935) , 1 page(s)
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Guardian Spirit
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in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 95]: American Indian Mythology Field Notes) (1935) , 1 page(s)
Handwritten notes on a lined note card titled "Guardian Spirit," myths of the Ute. Also noted: bird, Sun's son, platform, food, deserted, children. Undated.
in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 95]: American Indian Mythology Field Notes) (1935) , 1 page(s)
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Handwritten field notes: aid obtained in visions
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in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 87], Folder 1. Religion of the North American, Notes) , 2 page(s)
In this undated, two-page, hand-written field note on religion of the North American Indians, the writer notes that any man setting on an important undertaking should seek aid obtained in a vision. Unnamed informants recount two such visions, one in which owls offer advice for prosperity, and one in which a sick d...
in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 87], Folder 1. Religion of the North American, Notes) , 2 page(s)
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Handwritten field notes: dreams and visions
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in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 87], Folder 1. Religion of the North American, Notes) , 2 page(s)
This undated, two-page, hand-written field note on religion of the North American Indians contains information on dreams and visions, archetypes, war and peace.
in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 87], Folder 1. Religion of the North American, Notes) , 2 page(s)
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Handwritten field notes: encounter with skunk
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in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 87], Folder 1. Religion of the North American, Notes) , 2 page(s)
In this undated, two-page, hand-written field note on religion of the North American Indians, an unnamed informant tells of encountering a skunk, being sprayed by the animal, killing a skunk and gaining the power to find lost things. The informant also tells of encountering a woman near the water and finding fish.
in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 87], Folder 1. Religion of the North American, Notes) , 2 page(s)
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