Zia pueblo

Zia pueblo
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 30cm x 22cm

Description

View of multi-storeyed buildings surrounding the main plaza of Zia pueblo, with people standing or resting in and around the square. According to James Stevenson's original note for this photograph (prepared circa 1885), the 'village is now almost in ruins. It is constructed of small lava rocks laid in mortar, the houses sometimes reaching a height of three stor[ey]s. [...] This village, unlike its neighbour, Santa Ana, is situated on the edge of a high rocky mesa and is not liable to sand burial.' The rocks and branch in the foreground of the photograph remain from an earlier structure which was not rebuilt.

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
 
1998.163.27
Country
 
United States of America
Region
 
New Mexico; Zia
Cultural Group
 
SW Pueblo Keresan
Photographer
 
John (Johannes) Karl Hillers
Date
 
1879

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