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photoblog image Zuni Dancer - Fabian Fontenelle

Zuni Dancer - Fabian Fontenelle

 

The Spanish first encountered the Zuni tribe as early as 1539. In 1610 the Spanish founded Santa Fe, and put all the Pueblos under their authority and attempted to suppress their religion. This led to the Pueblo Revolt (1680-1692), located in New Mexico and Arizona. The Peublo Revolt was motivated by Chief Popé who led a coalition of the Pueblo, Zuni, and Hopi people against the Spanish.  The conflict was a huge victory for the Zunis and Pueblo nation and forced the Spanish to withdraw from Santa Fe, but the Spanish eventually re-conquered the lands in 1692. Following the Pueblo revolt the Spanish relaxed the rigor of their rule over the Pueblos. During this period, the Pueblo nation became the first Native America Indians to acquire horses. Horses spread to the plains where their introduction profoundly affected the native way of life. Many of the Zuni pueblo villages survive from early times, although some ancient villages were abandoned due to attacks by the war-like Apache, Comanche, and Navaho tribes.

 

Fabian Fontenelle is a Zuni/Omaha man who performs with his award winning, recording artist wife, Shelley Morningsong.  Together they enjoy entertaining and educating the world about their Zuni culture and history.   Click here for their website...

 

 

 

photoblog image Zuni Festival 2018 3 B.jpg

 

photoblog image Zuni Festival 2018 2  B.jpg

 

 

Zuni Dancer - Fabian Fontenelle

 

The Spanish first encountered the Zuni tribe as early as 1539. In 1610 the Spanish founded Santa Fe, and put all the Pueblos under their authority and attempted to suppress their religion. This led to the Pueblo Revolt (1680-1692), located in New Mexico and Arizona. The Peublo Revolt was motivated by Chief Popé who led a coalition of the Pueblo, Zuni, and Hopi people against the Spanish.  The conflict was a huge victory for the Zunis and Pueblo nation and forced the Spanish to withdraw from Santa Fe, but the Spanish eventually re-conquered the lands in 1692. Following the Pueblo revolt the Spanish relaxed the rigor of their rule over the Pueblos. During this period, the Pueblo nation became the first Native America Indians to acquire horses. Horses spread to the plains where their introduction profoundly affected the native way of life. Many of the Zuni pueblo villages survive from early times, although some ancient villages were abandoned due to attacks by the war-like Apache, Comanche, and Navaho tribes.

 

Fabian Fontenelle is a Zuni/Omaha man who performs with his award winning, recording artist wife, Shelley Morningsong.  Together they enjoy entertaining and educating the world about their Zuni culture and history.   Click here for their website...

 

 

 

photoblog image Zuni Festival 2018 3 B.jpg

 

photoblog image Zuni Festival 2018 2  B.jpg

 

 

comments (20)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 10 Aug 2018, 01:08
wow, i nearly missed the feet and failed to realize it was a person

my first thought was that it was a closeup of a portion of the dress

a superb image
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile Great! I think he'd rather you not see the human form! Thank you!
Ah... the feet!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile Giveaway! smile
These are great shots Elizabeth, well done. You really captured his movement.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Frank - I appreciate the compliment, as I think you actually did much better than I!
  • Harry
  • USA
  • 10 Aug 2018, 02:49
Such an elaborate costume!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't it! He's a big bird! smile
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2018, 03:48
I love the motion in this image, the blurry spots and the feel of the feet touching, stomping, stepping, tapping,....can feel the rhythm.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Bonnie! I was hoping it would work!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 10 Aug 2018, 03:58
Great action shots captured here with maximum impact and effect!! The clothing is so ornate.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Steven! I was hoping the action would come thru!
How can you not fall in love with them!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: That's absolutely right!!!!
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 10 Aug 2018, 06:07
I think you did very well with your pictures here, Elizabeth. I remember Frank also making a tribute to Fabian. Love the movements!!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: thank you very much, Astrid! Yes - Frank did well eliminating the distractions in the background!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 10 Aug 2018, 06:24
Fascinating stuff I never knew about before. He's oddly bird-like
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I'm happy to have educated you! He is dressed for the Eagle dance!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 10 Aug 2018, 06:44
You have caught the movement brilliantly, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Lisl!! I'm glad it worked out as I'd hoped!
Superbes photos !!
Le costume est vraiment superbe !
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: thank you very much, Claudine!
Yes - the costumes are very elaborate!
Great pictures E. I know very little of the history of the native Americans so your text has increased my knowledge at least tenfold already
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Bill! I'm happy to have educated you!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Aug 2018, 07:21
What a fabulous costume! Love the name of the lady. I wonder if they have a son called Sonny Morningsong?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't it something! Natives have such wonderful names!
A good suggestion!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 10 Aug 2018, 07:48
Magnifique costume !
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - it is wonderful!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 10 Aug 2018, 08:24
A lot of birds lost their feathers here.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I suppose - but, not many were killed for the purpose.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Aug 2018, 09:17
Lots of feathers and leather thongs. The bottom picture is favourite.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - very decorative! Thank you so much, Louis!
I very much like the pictures but your narrative does make me think back to those times centuries ago when European countries travelled the globe forcibly taking over countries from the indigenous populations and I think to myself, who the heck did they think they were to do that!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - I know exactly what you mean. And I feel the same. Working with, and caring for Native Americans every day - I am reminded with shame, every day. I try to show an extra pound of respect and reverence, without pandering.
That is certainly some costume!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Wonderful, isn't it!
I can't help but to think of how many hours it must have taken to create these incredible dancing costumes, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh I know - Isn't it just something!
I especially like the last shot when the dancer is most birdlike. What great feathers.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Mary!

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