Archaeologies of the Pueblo Revolt is the first archaeological investigation of the events and consequences of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. The fourteen chapters, written by leading anthropologists and Native scholars including editor Robert W. Preucel and Herman Agoyo of San Juan Pueblo, explore the roles of architecture and settlement in Puebloan society, the uses of ceramics and rock art in belief systems, and the influences of population movements and warfare patterns on social and political organization. The authors demonstrate that, in the process of resisting Spanish authority, Pueblo people created a new historical consciousness, a collective memory and a mode of interaction which continue to serve them today.
- Edited by Robert Preucel
- Paperback 238 pages
- Publisher:University of New Mexico Press; New edition edition (March 16, 2007)
- ISBN-10: 0826342469
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.2 x 10.5 inches
Robert Preucel received his doctorate from UCLA in 1988. He was a member of Jim Hill's Pajarito Archaeological Research Project and wrote his dissertation on seasonal agricultural circulation. He was the 6th Annual CAI Visiting Scholar at SIU Carbondale in 1989 and organized a conference on the Processual/Postprocessual debate. In 1990, he took an Assistant Professor position at Harvard University. In 1995, he left Harvard for an Associate Professor position at the University of Pennsylvania. He was appointed Sally and Alvin V. Shoemaker Professor of Anthropology in 2009 and served as Chair of the Department (2009-2012) and Gregory Annenberg Weingarten Curator-in-Charge of the American Section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology (2010-2012).
Herman Agoyo, author, activist and Tribal Leader, has worked since the mid-1960s to preserve tribal cultural traditions. He has kept Native language, ceremonies, dance and the built environment relevant for younger generations. Agoyo is a lifetime member of San Juan Pueblo Tribal Council; he served four terms as lieutenant governor and one as governor in 1982. Other leadership positions: Chairman of the All Indian Pueblo Council, and co-founder and executive director of Eight Northern Indian Pueblo Council’s arts and crafts show. In 2004, he received the Spirit of the Heard Museum Award and helped place a statue of Pueblo Revolt leader Po’Pay in Washington, D.C.’s Statutory Hall. He is active in the Ohkay Owingeh Senior Olympics and publishes poetry and articles.
The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 is a popular topic in Borderlands history and southwestern anthropology. Historians have generally regarded it as an extraordinary and pivotal event and have sought to understand its causes and consequences, using an overarching frontier model tied to the expansion of the Spanish empire. Anthropologists have tended to see it as a temporary response to the inexorable march of acculturation, with Western beliefs and practices gradually replacing traditional Pueblo ones. This volume challenges both these perspectives through its emphasis on the agency of Pueblo people, the significance of material culture in mediating acts of resistance and structures of domination, and the character of the various discourses that constitute the oral historical, documentary, and archaeological records of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.
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