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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 42, July 1938 - April, 1939

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

town of the rest,'" and as the probable location of a building that
was first utilized as a mission (p. 87). The last pages of the book
are devoted chiefly to a summary of the vicissitudes and trials
and even martyrdoms of the missionaries in the Zufii province
until the Pueblo rebellion.
The History of Hawiuh is primarily a documentary history,
very complete, of a remote Indian pueblo of the 16th and 17th
centuries but one which is now little more than an archaeological
ruin. For few, if for any, other Indian towns in the Southwest
have documentary materials concerning them been compiled and
analyzed with the scholarly thoroughness as has been done for
Hawikuh by Dr. Hodge. Two hundred and twenty-three critical
annotations (pp. 108-127) atest to the eurdition of Dr. Hodge in
the history, geography, ethnology, and bibliography of the South-
west. Because of the thoroughness of the study concerning the
various expeditions to Hawikuh, and also because the background
of each of these expeditions is given authoritatively and upon the
basis of primary sources ,this book is an indispensable reference
work for any student in the field of early New Mexico history and
that of the Spanish Southwest.
The University of Texas.
Shamanism in Western Nor~th America: A Study in Cultural
Relationships. By Willard Z. Park. Northwestern Univer-
sity Studies in the Social Sciences, No. II. (Menasha, Wis-
consin: George Banta Publishing Co., 1938. Pp. vii, 166.)
This small volume contains a wealth of ethnographic and com-
parative data from a region too frequently neglected in the past.
The title is somewhat misleading in that only the last half of the
volume deals with the broader field of shamanism in Western
North America, and necessarily only with those groups for which
information is available.
The first half contains a discussion of the practices and beliefs
of the shamans among the Paviotso or Northern Paiute of western
Nevada. To Dr. Park shamanism has a broader connotation than
has been usual, for he defines it as "all the practices by which
supernatural power may be acquired by mortals, the exercise of


Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 42, July 1938 - April, 1939. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. Accessed October 8, 2015.