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TitleMiraculous Healing Among the Zunis
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1879
AuthorsHarris, Llewellyn
MagazineJuvenile Instructor
Issue Number14
Date Published15 July 1879
KeywordsMiracles; Native Americans

Some Zuni Indians consider themselves to be descendants of Montezuma. A tradition says that more than 300 years before the Spanish arrived, white men landed in Mexico and became the ancestors of the great kings, including Montezuma. They intermarried and lost their distinction. Story told of an elder who administered to 406 Indians afflicted with small pox.