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"'Don't look so sour,' the radioman said, still grinning. 'I don't think the Zusis' been initiating anybody into the Bow Society lately.' "Leaphorn had laughed at that. Once, or so Navajos believed, initiates into the Zuni Bow priesthood had been required to bring a Navajo scalp." Chapter 2, pg. 8

"Leaphorn suddenly understood his mood. It was because he felt that Zusis felt superior to Navajos. And he felt this because, he Joe Leaphorn, had once - a long time ago - had a Zuni roommate during his freshman year at Arizona State about whom he had developed a silly inferiority complex." Chapter 2, pp. 9-10

"Was this why the Zuni had survived as a people against five centuries of invasions? Was there some natural law, like the critical mass of nuclear physics, which held that X number of Indians compacted in X number of square yards could resist the...

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