Pueblo settlement, architecture, and social change in the Pueblo Revolt era, A.D. 1680 to 1696

Matthew Liebmann, Thomas J Ferguson, Robert W. Preucel

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In A.D. 1680, the Pueblo Indians of the American Southwest united in a revolt that drove Spanish colonists out of Pueblo lands for more than a decade. Dramatic changes in the architecture, spatial organization, and settlement patterns of Pueblo villages occurred during this era as Pueblo leaden sought to revive traditional beliefs and practices. Semiotic and space syntax analyses of 10 Pueblo Revolt-era (1680-1696) villages reveal evidence for an ideology of cultural revitalization, as well as changing patterns of leadership and social interaction. Villages built early in this period exhibit planned communal construction and evidence of strong centralized leadership that resulted in highly structured social interaction. In contrast, later villages are characterized by less centralized leadership and a dispersed layout that facilitated the informal interactions necessary for communal integration in a time of increased migration. The social changes reflected in and shaped by Revolt-era architecture were spatial in the formation of modern Pueblo culture, influencing village alliances and spatial organization down to the present day.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-60
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Field Archaeology
Volume30
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2005

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Pueblo settlement, architecture, and social change in the Pueblo Revolt era, A.D. 1680 to 1696. / Liebmann, Matthew; Ferguson, Thomas J; Preucel, Robert W.

In: Journal of Field Archaeology, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2005, p. 45-60.

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