The Zuni section of this LibGuide was created by Jonathan Pringle in 2018.
The broad scientific study of human culture and biology. Anthropologists are interested in what it is to be human in all of our many different societies around the world today and in the past. In North American universities, the study of anthropology is usually divided into four main sub-disciplines: cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics.
Zuni materials in Special Collections and Archives are predominantly focused on the observations of the Zuni community by outside (non-Zuni) people. Established anthropologists such as Robert C. Euler and A.F. Whiting spent time researching them, while NAU linguistics professor P. David Seaman worked to help develop an official Zuni alphabet. Another Anthropologist, Charles Hoffman, undertook projects on or near Zuni land. NAU Professor Andrew Wallace focused his dissertation on 19th century expansion and infrastructure.
Associate Professor of History at Northern Arizona University Dr. Philip Rulon interviewed teachers and recorded their thoughts about the Native American educational experience as part of the NAU Educational Oral History Project. Issues of self-determination (Red Power) were frequently brought up.