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.
The review of this Book prepared by David Loftus
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!