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Transcript of Pueblo Indians
southwest called the Mesa Verde. This region is also
called the "four corners" because it is the only
location in the United States where all four states
meet up at one point. What kind of Environment did
they live in? The Pueblo Indian's region had hot days and cold nights with little to no rain. The land was also very flat around them. They adapted to this environment by farming on the flat land, and building Adobe Houses which would keep them warm at night and cool during the day. What did the Pueblo Indians do on a daily basis? The Pueblo men were farmers. They planted corn,
beans, squash, cotton, and tobacco. The Pueblo People
were mainly dependent on their crops, but the they also
hunted. Children would do chores around the house, but
still had time to play games. The Pueblo women owned
The houses, and would gather berries and nuts during
the day. The women would also take care of the
children, and took part in political and religious meetings. Pueblo's Creation
Story Pueblo Relationships with Other Tribes The Pueblo Indians were peaceful people, but they did have conflicts with a few tribes which were the Navajo and Apache, but there main enemy was the Apache. Other that those tribes they did have many good relationships with other Native Americans and Non-Native Americans. The Pueblo's Encounter with the Europeans. The first Europeans to encounter the Pueblo were the Spanish Missionaries. Soon after they discovered the Pueblos they took over building missions everywhere trying to convert them. The Pueblo did not like that, and in 1680 they revolted and saw the Spanish out. What did the Pueblo wear? All of the Pueblos wore deer skin moccasins. The women would wear dresses, and for ceremonies they would paint their moccasins, and wrapped their legs in white deer skin to make leggings. The Men wore sashes and kilts. What did the Pueblo eat? The Pueblos were mainly vegetarians, but they ate meat when they had the chance. Their Main crop of corn, and they watered this crop using irrigation. How do the Pueblo Celebrate Life and Death? Religion is the center of the Pueblo people, and they have many religious ceremonies. Each Person's life is celebrated at different points when they reach a new milestone. The main celebrations are for: birth, the coming of age, marriage, and death. Famous Pueblo People Some Famous Pueblo Indians include chiefs and Medicine men include Popé, a Tewan chief of San Juan, Cacique, Paliwahtiwa (Zuni), Jiconella (Pueblo), Elk Mountain, Mountain Lake, and Santiago Naranjo of Santa Clara Pueblo. Modern Pueblo Indians Today more that 60,000 Pueblo Indians still live in 32 Pueblos in New Mexico Pueblo People are farmers, teachers, students, artists, business people, and civic leaders. Although they live in a modern society they still keep their traditional language, customs, and government. Citations Pueblo Tribe." Pueblo Tribe. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2012. "HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS." HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2012. "Pueblo Indians: Pueblo Tribes, Chieftains, History and Culture Index." Pueblo Indians: Pueblo Tribes, Chieftains, History and Culture Index. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2012. "Modern Pueblo: A.D. 1950 to Today." Modern. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2012. The creations story states that the Pueblo People lived in an underground in a holy place, called Sipapu. The people then climbed out of the hole into the sunlight of Earth. God then guided them as they wondered around the Earth, and helped them when they suffered from natural disasters. At last, God brought them to their home, and showed them how to farm and how to make Pueblo Houses.