Reframing the Northern Rio Grande Pueblo Economy

he Grande plaza-based Pueblos public rituals of the Northern Rio are well-known to both anthropologists and tourists (Ford ... For visitors, the obvious aspects of these rituals include community members who dance in unison wearing rich ...

Author: Scott Ortman

Publisher: Anthropological Papers

ISBN: 0816539316

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Rio Grande pueblo societies took shape in the aftermath of significant turmoil and migration in the thirteenth century. In the centuries that followed, the size of Pueblo settlements, level of aggregation, degree of productive specialization, extent of interethnic exchange, and overall social harmony increased to unprecedented levels. Economists recognize scale, agglomeration, the division of labor, international trade, and control over violence as important determinants of socioeconomic development in the modern world. But is a development framework appropriate for understanding Rio Grande archaeology? What do we learn about contemporary Pueblo culture and its resiliency when Pueblo history is viewed through this lens? What does the exercise teach us about the determinants of economic growth more generally? The contributors in this volume argue that ideas from economics and complexity science, when suitably adapted, provide a compelling approach to the archaeological record. Contributors consider what we can learn about socioeconomic development through archaeology and explore how Pueblo culture and institutions supported improvements in the material conditions of life over time. They examine demographic patterns; the production and exchange of food, cotton textiles, pottery, and stone tools; and institutional structures reflected in village plans, rock art, and ritual artifacts that promoted peaceful exchange. They also document change through time in various economic measures and consider their implications for theories of socioeconomic development. The archaeological record of the Northern Rio Grande exhibits the hallmarks of economic development, but Pueblo economies were organized in radically different ways than modern industrialized and capitalist economies. This volume explores the patterns and determinants of economic development in pre-Hispanic Rio Grande Pueblo society, building a platform for more broadly informed research on this critical process.

Dance Ceremonies of the Northern Rio Grande Pueblos

This guide contains detailed descriptions of and background for many Pueblo Indian ceremonies that occur year-round in New Mexico.

Author: Dick Huelster


ISBN: 9780976683902

Category: History

Page: 28

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This guide contains detailed descriptions of and background for many Pueblo Indian ceremonies that occur year-round in New Mexico.

Santa Fe

Huelster, Dick, and Kathryn Huelster. Dance Ceremonies of the Northern Rio Grande Pueblos. Santa Fe: High Desert Field Guides, 2005. Hughes, Dorothy. Pueblo on the Mesa. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1939.

Author: Elizabeth West

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 0865348766

Category: History

Page: 386

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This question-and-answer book contains 400 reminders of what is known and what is sometimes forgotten or misunderstood about a city that was founded more than 400 years ago. Not a traditional history book, this group of questions is presented in an apparently random order, and the answers occasionally meander off topic, as if part of a casual conversation.

North American Indian Dances and Rituals

వారం 2B + EBI 5 7 Rio Grande Pueblo buffalo dance . Most animal dances are part of the winter ceremonies at the Rio Grande Pueblo . Pictured here are a pair of buffalo dancers and a buffalo woman , who represents the Mother of All ...

Author: Peter F. Copeland

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486299136

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Color 38 authentic scenes of traditional tribal dances and rituals: Rio Grande Pueblo Deer Dance, Zia clown dancers, Hopi Snake Dance, many others.

Archaeologies of the Pueblo Revolt

Rodríguez , Sylvia 1996 The Matachines Dance : Ritual Symbolism and Interethnic Relations in the Upper Rio Grande Valley . ... Sanchez , Joseph P. 1989 Twelve Days in August : The Pueblo Revolt in Santa Fe . ... Northern Rio Grande .

Author: Robert W. Preucel

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826342461

Category: History

Page: 238

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Archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, and Native American scholars offer new views of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 that emphasize the transformative roles of material culture in mediating Pueblo Indian strategies of resistance and Colonial Spanish structures of domination.

Pictographs of the North American Indians

They probably are in imitation of masks , as used by the Moki , Zuñi , and Rio Grande Pueblos . Many examples of masks , dance ornaments , and fetiches used in ceremonies are reported and illustrated in the several papers of Messrs .

Author: Garrick Mallery



Category: Haida Indians

Page: 254

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Mestiz Scripts Digital Migrations and the Territories of Writing

Spanish Iberian elements would have eventually merged with Pueblo forms in central Mexico, it is argued, and a hybrid variety of the dance was transmitted to Indians farther north, including Rio Grande valley Pueblos.

Author: D. Baca

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230612571

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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Conventional scholarship on written communication positions the Western alphabet as a precondition for literacy. Thus, pictographic, non-verbal writing practices of Mesoamerica remain obscured by representations of lettered speech. This book examines how contemporary [email protected] scripts challenge alphabetic dominance, thereby undermining the colonized territories of "writing." Strategic weavings of Aztec and European inscription systems not only promote historically-grounded accounts of how recorded information is expressed across cultures, but also speak to emerging studies on "visual/multimodal" education. Baca-Espinosa argues that [email protected] literacies advance "new" ways of reading and writing, applicable to diverse classrooms of the twenty-first century.

The North American Indian Volume 12 The Hopi Paperbound

Rain, ceremony for, 126, 146 encouraged by Yaya-wimi, 161 Flute ceremony for producing, 156 how induced, in Antelope dance, ... how caused, 91 how treated, 57 Rio Grande, Hopi name of, 95 Rio Grande Pueblos, Buffalo dance derived from, ...


Publisher: Classic Books Company

ISBN: 0742698122



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Voices from Four Directions

The Oekuu Shadeh of Ohkay Owingeh Introduction by Hao Huang The Tewa Pueblos of northern New Mexico maintain a vibrant ceremonial tradition that encompasses music , dance , poetry , costumes , and ritual . The gestures and words of Tewa ...

Author: Brian Swann

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803243002

Category: Social Science

Page: 617

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Gathers stories and songs from thirty-one native groups in North America, including the Inupiaqs, the Lushoots, the Catawbas, and the Maliseets.

Dancing from Past to Present

Letting the dances, and people's words about them, lead me, I discovered that they demanded different approaches and ... In 1680, the Pueblos re- volted and drove the Spanish south, from the Rio Grande Pueblos in northern New Mexico to ...

Author: Theresa Jill Buckland

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299218538

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

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This groundbreaking collection combines ethnographic and historic strategies to reveal how dance plays crucial cultural roles in various regions of the world, including Tonga, Java, Bosnia-Herzegovina, New Mexico, India, Korea, Macedonia, and England. The essays find a balance between past and present and examine how dance and bodily practices are core identity and cultural creators. Reaching beyond the typically Eurocentric view of dance, Dancing from Past to Present opens a world of debate over the role dance plays in forming and expressing cultural identities around the world.