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Anthropologist Yaw Davis offers the intriguing theory that in about the late 13th century, Japanese immigrants crossed the Pacific, pressed into the American Southwest, and became the partial ancestors of the Zuni tribe. This novel idea is backed up by a variety of myth tales, ceramic art, folk practices, linguistics, and even blood allele and predisposition to genetically-based diseases for evidence that, while not conclusive, is certainly compelling.
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Elizabeth Pellett on 9/28/2014 6:50:42 PM says: I appreciated her dispassionate presentation of her argument and evidence. Blood analysis and language similarities are particularly persuasive. Her many challenges for further research should motivate some courageous graduate students!






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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   1000-1600 AD History of a people?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   Japanese History of a journey/colonization?    -   Yes Kind of journey?    -   boat travel

Subjects of this Historical Account

Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   American Indian Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Sympathetic

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   California Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan Water?    -   Yes

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   1 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   4 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on the people/nation level How much romance?    -   1 () Minor characters feature lots of:    -   Indians Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A handful Maps necessary?    -   Not enough maps Length of book    -   300-350 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   4 ()

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