Life under the Franciscans: Giusewa Pueblo after 1621

Author(s): Matthew Barbour; Audree Espada; Ethan Ortega

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "The Archaeologies of Contact, Colony, and Resistance" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

In 1621, Franciscan Missionaries arrived at Giusewa Pueblo. They came to convert the native Jemez peoples to Catholicism and with their aid built the Mission of San Jose de los Jemez. Two years later, the Jemez revolted burning the mission and abandoning the village. The subsequent three year war led to an estimated 3,000 Jemez casualties and forced resettlement at Giusewa. It was to be the first of many uprisings for the Jemez people. This presentation examines the results of the 2018 excavations at Giusewa Pueblo and the impacts of the mission system as related through archival documents, the archaeological record, and the oral tradition of the Jemez.

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Life under the Franciscans: Giusewa Pueblo after 1621. Matthew Barbour, Audree Espada, Ethan Ortega. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450987)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -93.735; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -73.389; max lat: 39.572 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 23303