Publication Date

Summer 6-4-1948

Abstract

The present study concerns itself with the attempt of certain persons to live individualistically in contrast to the accepted plan of life in Sia pueblo, and to change portions of their native culture to suit their newly acquired concepts.

The processes of culture change are of fundamental interest to the anthropologists. And as knowledge concerning the processes has increased, interest in them has branched out and new methods of approach to their study have been realized. These methods are not essentially one better than the other, nor even one more fruitful than another, but they vary in the specificity to particular aspects of the whole problem. Their success is not measured by the immediate and practical value of the user's findings to society as a whole, but by the light thrown upon the problem attacked. It is then for others to do what they will with the knowledge revealed.

Keywords

Sia Pueblo, Catholicism, Assimilation

Document Type

Thesis

Language

English

Degree Name

Anthropology

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

UNM Department of Anthropology

First Committee Member (Chair)

Florence M. Hawley

Second Committee Member

None

Third Committee Member

Paul Walter Jr.

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Anthropology Commons

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