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“Shalako Cross to South Side of the River to Dance and Plant the Plums, ca. 1896”

by Ben Wittick (Photographer)

Shalako Cross to South Side of the River to Dance and Plant the Plums, ca. 1896“Shalako Cross to South Side of the River to Dance and Plant the Plums, ca. 1896,” Ben Wittick (Photographer) Shalako, a Zuni ceremonial tradition, takes place at Zuni in the late fall. The Shalako ceremony marks the end of the current religious cycle, when the Zunis acknowledge the spirit of their ancestors.