NT18

Tewa Pueblos

North Americaintensive agriculturalists

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The Tewa are a pueblo dwelling people living in seven distinct communities in the southwestern United States primarily in the states of New Mexico and Arizona. Tewa homes are built in clusters around central plazas where ceremonial activities take place. The Tewa were basically horticulturalists who developed hydraulic irrigation to water their principal crops of maize, beans, and squash. These crops were supplemented by hunting and gathering. Kinship groups were based on moieties and matrilineal clans.

Identifier
NT18
Region
  • North America
Subregion
  • Southwest and Basin
Subsistence Type
  • intensive agriculturalists
Samples
Countries
  • United States
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