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A Study of Pueblo Pottery as Illustrative of Zuñi Culture Growth

Fourth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1882-83, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1886, pages 467-522

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Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,371 / 58 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.8
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 339
Added to site: 2005.11.28 11065
Genre: Science

r chief means of support. As irrigation was not known until long afterwards, arable areas were limited, hence they were compelled to divide into families or small clans, each occupying a single house. The traces of these solitary farm-houses show that they were at first single-storied. The name of an upper room indicates how the idea of the second or third story was developed, as it is _sh ten u thlan_, from _sh ten_, a shallow cave, or rock-shelter, and _ thla nai e_, placed around, embracing, inclusive of. This goes to show that it was not until after the building of the first small farm-houses (which gave the name to houses) that the caves or rock-shelters of the cliffs were occupied. If predatory border-tribes, tempted by the food-stores of the horticultural farm-house builders, made incursions on the latter, they would find them, scattered as they were, an easy prey.


[Illustration: FIG. 498.--A typical cliff-dwel



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