Dance Hall of the Dead (1973)

Dance Hall of the Dead (1973)

Zuni Police Department

Located in Zuni Pueblo, the Zuni Police Department is the municipal agency responsible for public safety in the town of Zuni . The Pueblo of Zuni Police Department, the tribal police headquarters affiliated with Zuni Reservation, is located in the nearby town of Black Rock. The two Zuni police forces often work in close collaboration with the Navajo Tribal Police, as a portion of the Navajo Reservation, Ramah, shares its western boundary with the eastern boundary of Zuni.


A word commonly meant to refer to either the photocopy of a document page or the act of making a photocopy. Xerox itself is a trademarked name of a brand of copying machines that became ubiquitous in office environments in the 1960s. Before it was a trademark, however, xerox was a neologism meant to refer to a new way of reproducing images using electrically charged colored particles: xerography. In Greek, "xero" means dry and "graphy" means writing.


A measurement equal in distance to approximately 3 feet or one meter.

Zuni people and culture

Zuni is the name of both a people and a pueblo. The people's original name was A'shiwi, meaning "the flesh." The Zuni currently occupy Zuni Pueblo on the Zuni reservation in western New Mexico, a site that was formerly known as Halona, or "the Middle Place." Being one of the first pueblos contacted by Spanish explorers, the history between the Zuni and European colonists is long and fraught with violence, yet the Zuni have maintained many significant components of their way of life, including their language and their spiritual practices. The Zuni are known for their unique farming methods and skills, their silversmithing, and their traditional ceremonies, especially the winter solstice Shalako celebration.


A light-weight casual jacket, usually made of synthetic fabric, designed as an outer layer to protect the wearer from wind and light rain. Windbreakers are not substantial enough to provide warmth or to repel water in severe weather conditions.


The most common substance used in the U.S. for paving roads. Asphalt concrete (also called tarmac) is produced by laying heated refined crude oils over a layer of aggregate materials such as sand and gravel. The mixture is then rolled and pressed onto the road to create a solid, durable surface layer.


The rhythm or beat of a sequence of sounds, for example in spoken language.


The dissection of a corpse (dead human body) in order to determine the cause of death. Also known as a postmortem examination or necropsy. This method is used by a medical examiner or coroner when the cause of death is unknown or when death seems to have occurred under suspicious circumstances.

telescopic sight

A telescope is a magnification tool used to visually enlarge objects. "Telescopic" refers to the ability of a device to visually enlarge objects. A telescopic sight, for example is a small telescope mounted on a firearm in order to increase accuracy of aim, often referred to simply as a “scope.”

Telescopic also refers to the mechanical ability of a device to extend or contract in length. Some ladders are telescopic, for example, and can be raised or lowered in height as necessary.

state police

A police force maintained by a U.S. state and responsible for the territoriality of that particular state. The state police force has a higher jurisdiction than the subsidiary forces such as the county, city, or tribal nation police. State police jurisdiction includes highway safety, the safety and security of the state capitol and associated personal, and assistance during multijurisdictional investigations concerning regional crimes or emergencies. However, state police may at times be answerable to a sheriff or chief of police from a county, city, or tribal force, especially in terms of public safety, statewide transportation issues, and protection of natural resources.


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