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A Zuni Life: A Pueblo Indian in Two Worlds
Contributor(s): Wyaco, Virgil (Author), Jones, J. A. (Editor), Riley, Carroll L. (Contribution by)

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ISBN: 0826318819     ISBN-13: 9780826318817
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 1998
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Annotation: Here Virgil Wyaco, a Zuni Indian elder and leader, recounts his life in both the traditional Zuni and modern Anglo worlds. As a boy, Wyaco learned Zuni ways from his family and the English language and vocational skills in Anglo schools. Earning a Bronze Star during World War II, he killed German soldiers in combat and participated in the summary execution of SS guards at Dachau. His postwar career included college at the University of New Mexico, federal employment, marriage to a Cherokee woman, and family life in the suburbs. Later, Wyaco returned to Zuni as postmaster and married a traditional Zuni woman. His election to the Zuni tribal council in 1970 quickly established him as an influential leader. His varied career demonstrates the heartbreaks and rewards of a Native American life bridging two cultures in the twentieth century.
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BISAC Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography | Cultural, Ethnic & Regional - Native American & Aboriginal
- Social Science | Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
- History | United States - General
Dewey: B
LCCN: 97-35058
Lexile Measure: 1050(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.48" H x 5.31" W x 8.07" (0.47 lbs) 153 pages
Themes:
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
- Cultural Region - Southwest U.S.
- Cultural Region - Western U.S.
- Ethnic Orientation - Native American
- Geographic Orientation - New Mexico
 
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Here Virgil Wyaco, a Zuni Indian elder and leader, recounts his life in both the traditional Zuni and modern Anglo worlds. As a boy, Wyaco learned Zuni ways from his family and the English language and vocational skills in Anglo schools. Earning a Bronze Star during World War II, he killed German soldiers in combat and participated in the executions of SS guards at Dachau. His postwar career included studies at the University of New Mexico, federal employment, marriage to a Cherokee woman, and family life in the suburbs. Later, Wyaco returned to Zuni as postmaster and married a traditional Zuni woman. His election to the Zuni tribal council in 1970 quickly established him as an influential leader. His varied career demonstrates the heartbreaks and rewards of a Native American life bridging two cultures.

Contributor Bio(s): Wyaco, Virgil: - Virgil Wyaco is a retired postmaster in Zuni, New Mexico.
 
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