Explorations Read-Aloud Group for Adults: The Origin Myth of Acoma Pueblo
Friday, November 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Every Friday, at 11:00 am, on the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, the library will stream a brand new recording of local thespian, Joseph Coté reading aloud selections from a wide variety of fascinating and entertaining books of fiction and non-fiction.
Joseph Coté will read aloud selections from author Edward Proctor Hunt’s book, The Origin Myth of Acoma Pueblo, which documents Hunt’s 1928 recitation of the origin myth of the Acoma Indians to Smithsonian Institution scholars. Hailed by many as the most accessible of all epic narratives recounting a classic Pueblo Indian story of creation, migration, and ultimate residence, the myth offers a unique window into Pueblo Indian cosmology and ancient history, revealing how a premodern society answered key existential questions and formed its customs.