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Zuñi Indians


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Agricultural tribe of western New Mexico, was visited by early Spanish explorers of the region. Incited by glowing accounts of the wealth of their seven pueblos, Coronado led an expedition against them in 1540, only to find that the “Seven Cities of Cibola” were ordinary Indian villages. The tribe is now concentrated in a single town, Zuñi, noted for its preservation of aboriginal pueblo customs and religion. F. H. Cushing, who lived among the Zuñi, published several volumes dealing with their life, and Edmund Wilson wrote of them in Red, Black, Blond and Olive.

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