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This paper explores the history and culture of several Native American nations of the Southwest, focusing on the Pueblo people and related tribes. First, the paper traces the history of the Pueblo Nation, describing how they settled in their territory and developed their homes and tools. Then, the paper describes the Spanish conquest and its impact on the Pueblos. Next, the surviving Pueblo tribes, such as the Zuni and Hopi are described, along with their culture and traditions. The paper concludes by describing the language of the Hopi and Zuni and today's All Indian Pueblo Council.
From the Paper:"The original Pueblo villages had been formed as people started to gather into large groups and started to construct more advanced buildings. Being neighbors of the Maya people, the Pueblos began to adopt most of the habits of the more advanced Mayans. By implementing Mayan customs, the Pueblos had had much to earn, as they advanced visibly and started to grow crops settle for farming. Another factor that led to the progress of the Pueblos had been the fact that they had learned how to make pots and they no longer had to deposit their possessions in baskets."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Levine, Frances. 1999. Our Prayers Are in This Place. University of New Mexico Press.
- 2008. The Aztec. American Indian History, Spirituality, & Culture. http://www.spirittalknews.com/Aztec.htm. (accesed January 23, 2009)
- Hopi. Minnesota State University Mankato. http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/northamerica/hopi.html. (accesed January 23, 2009)
- Zuni. Minnesota State University Mankato. http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/northamerica/zuni.html. (accesed January 23, 2009)
Cite this Term Paper:
Southwest Native Americans (2010, November 21) Retrieved September 24, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/southwest-native-americans-145659/
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