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Awanyus, Kachinas and Birds, oh my: Exploring Changes in Iconography in the Contact Era Rio Grande Pueblo World

Author(s): Heather Seltzer

Year: 2017

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Summary

The Spanish conquistadors and missionaries created upheaval in the Pueblo world and increased interaction with external groups upon their arrival in the Rio Grande area during the 16th century. The social tensions that were exacerbated forced a blending of ideas and culture. Important concepts to the Pueblo people were often displayed through ceramic iconography. Whether the transference of ideologies exists in ceramic iconography becomes a focal question. Archaeologists have suggested that there was a revitalization movement intentionally brought on by the Pueblo people in order to remove the teachings of Christianity and reinforce traditional Puebloan ideology. This paper examines Puebloan iconography on pottery in the Upper Rio Grande Valley and compares it to other adjacent areas from the Pueblo III to Pueblo V Period. The varying levels of missionization and incorporation experienced by these groups is tested for corresponding presence.


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Awanyus, Kachinas and Birds, oh my: Exploring Changes in Iconography in the Contact Era Rio Grande Pueblo World. Heather Seltzer. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429748)


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min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 16219

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America