Pueblo Indians

(Spanish: village)

Name used collectively to designate those Indians of New Mexico and Arizona, with sedentary agricultural habits and permanent houses. Christianity was first preached to these tribes by the Franciscans, and the missions flourished until the revolt of the Pueblos in 1680. With the exception of the Hopi and some of the people of Laguna, the Pueblo Indians are nominally Catholic, though attached to ancient rites.

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