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This is a letter written by Thurlow Weed Lieurance, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, to Edith Wharton. In the letter Thurlow Lieurance describes in detail, a hoop or ring dance (courtship ritual) performed by Anthony Lujan, a member of the Pueblo Indian tribe. The wooden rings or hoops are called I-a-h-L-a-h and made of willow wood tied together in a circle with leather. Lieurance tells the meaning of the dance and the connection to the Pueblo's beliefs. Also in the envelope, is a quit claim deed dated November 7, 1893, between J. W. Boatwright and I. W. Shields, McDuffin County, Georgia. It is not clear how either party is connected to Thurlow Lieurance.

Creator: Lieurance, Thurlow Weed
Date: September 1913

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Item Number: 312554
Call Number: Misc. Coll., Lieurance, Thurlow Weed
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 312554

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