Big Horn Medicine Wheel and its successor...

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Author  Jay Ellis Ransom
Publisher  Yellowstone Printing & Publishing
Publication Date   October 18, 1992
ISBN  0963427709
Pages  48

Description

The story behind the Big Horn Medicine Wheel of Northern Wyoming. Why was it built? What was it for? What- does it have to do with The Aztec Calendar Stone? (The Spanish kept it buried for centuries.)

CONTENTS:

PART I: THE MEDICINE WHEEL CONFIGURATION
The Aztec-Tanoans
Design of the Medicine Wheel
The Central "Hub" Cairn
The Wheel's Rim
The Wheel's Four External Rim-Touching Cairns
The Fifth, Internally Touching Rim Cairn
Why the Number Five?
The Non-Touching Rim Cairn "D"
The Medicine Wheel's Spokes
The Eternal Day-Night Warfare
The Zenith vs. The Nadir
The Offset S57°W External Cairn
Remote Big Horn Basin Arrows
Cosmology vs. Religion

PART II: REINTERPRETING THE AZTEC CALENDAR STONE IN TERMS OF THE BIG HORN MEDICINE WHEEL HERITAGE
The Thought-World of Uto-Aztecan Speech
Archaeolinguistics and its Symbolizations
Added Extraneous Elements
False Interpretations of the Calendar Stone
Aztec Fundamentalism
The Fundamentalist Clan in Aztec Society
Abortive "Translations" of the Aztec Calendar Stone
Component Parts of the Stone's Design

Conclusion
Summary
Appendix I
Appendix II

ILLUSTRATIONS
Big Horn Medicine Wheel (USFS, 1975), photo
1975 Helicopter View, USFS photo (retouched) Bighorn Canyon (Map)
Carter Mountain Stone Arrow (Photo)
Topographic Map, Medicine Wheel Quadrangle
Medicine Rim and Five Springs Basin Trail (Photo)
Medicine Wheel, 1931, Looking Northwest (Photo)
Medicine Wheel, 1931, Looking West (Photo)
Stockwell Survey Map, 1917 (Schematic)
Schematic of the Big Horn Medicine Wheel
Aztec Calendar Stone (Photo)
Schematic of the Aztec Calendar Stone

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