Mythology of the Pueblos

The Mythology of the Pueblos includes the following Native American peoples: Pueblos, Acoma, Hopi, Zuni

The Pueblo Indians, from spanish pueblo (village), are Amerindians living in pueblos, which are juxtaposed houses made of stone (like the Hopis) or adobe (like in the Rio Grande valley). By extension, the term is used to refer to their inhabitants, although the pueblos are not a unique people. On the contrary, they are distinct tribes, each speaking their own language and each having their own cultural specificities. They are, however, grouped together under the name of Pueblos because of their common architecture.

Each pueblo has its own government. Religious centers are located in kivas. Traditionally, the Pueblos lived on agriculture and their pottery, weavings and jewelry are famous. The two most important tribes are the Hopi and the Zuñis. The Pueblo Indians of the pre-Columbian era are called Anasazis.

Acoma (Keresan Aa'ku) means "people of the white rock". We speak West Keresan. Its inhabitants say they live in the oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States, as evidenced by shards of pottery found at the site, as well as oral tradition. The city is also called Sky city (the city of the sky), because of its location: it is placed on a 30 hectare plateau surrounded by cliffs over 110 meters high.

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Mythology of the Pueblos (texts)