noun (plural pueblos)
1An American Indian settlement of the southwestern US, especially one consisting of multistoried adobe houses built by the Pueblo people.
- At one end of the Plaza, craftsmen from Native American pueblos spread out blankets filled with contemporary Jemez pottery, Hopi wooden dolls, and Santo Domingo turquoise jewelry.
- The Tewa pueblos have dual village leaders, where the heads of the winter and summer moieties each exercise responsibility for half the year.
- Serra also assisted in founding four presidios (military garrisons) and two pueblos.
2 (Pueblo) (plural same or pueblos) A member of any of various American Indian peoples, including the Hopi, occupying pueblo settlements chiefly in New Mexico and Arizona. Their prehistoric period is known as the Anasazi culture.
- Until the arrival of the Spanish, the Apaches and the Pueblos had enjoyed a mercantile relationship: Pueblos traded their agricultural products and pottery to the Apaches in exchange for buffalo robes and dried meat.
- Some Pueblos, fearing Apache raiders, re-established their Spanish ties.
- These are things that most Pueblos traditionally keep secret, despite the prying of anthropologists and the occasional indiscretion of informants and writers.
adjective(Pueblo) Back to top
Of, relating to, or denoting the Pueblos or their culture.
- ‘Inferiority’ is established partly by constructing Pueblo culture as timeless (and so quite unlike the progressive West).
- Religious beliefs are deeply interwoven in many aspects of Pueblo culture, including farming, storytelling, dances, art, architecture, and other everyday activities.
- Those ancient peoples are now believed to have become the Papago, Pima, and Pueblo peoples of the contemporary Southwest.
Spanish, literally 'people', from Latin populus.
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