Children of the sun by William Eleroy CurtisChildren of the sun by William Eleroy Curtis

Children of the sun

byWilliam Eleroy Curtis

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1883. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. QUEER PEOPLE IN QUEER PLACES. DURING Coronado's invasion he visited eight provinces, as he called them, populated by Pueblo Indians. From his descriptions and those of his comrades they can all be identified, and exist at the present day. His list, however, does not include all the pueblos, and while some may have escaped his attention, it is more probable that in the use of the word "Province" he intended to include several villages under a single name; some of which no longer exist, and others are only heaps of ruins. The places which Coronado names are Cibola (Zuni), Tus*yan (Moquis), Acuco (Acoma), which probably included Laguna; Tigeux (Isleta), Quirex (San Felipe), Cicuye (Pecos), Hermez (Jemez), and Brada (Toas). When the Territory of New Mexico was ceded to the United States there were twenty-six pueblos, extending from Toas in the north to Isleta in the south, a distance of two hundred miles along the Rio Grande River, not including Moquis, which is in Arizona. These towns were Toas, Nambe, Tezuque, Pojanque, San Juan, San Yldefonzo, Santa Clara, Sandia, and Isleta, speaking one language; Pictoris, Jemez, Santo Domingo, San Felipe, Santa Anna, Cocluti, Silla, Laguna, and Acoma, speaking another, and Zuni, speaking a third. The Zunis and Moquis have entirely different languages from the remaining pueblos, and are not understood by each other; but in the pueblos of the Rio Grande the fundamental principles of the vocabularies are the same, although two dialects are spoken. At the time of annexation the pueblo population was about 20,000, but since then it has been greatly reduced by disease, the small pox being the great exterminator. For example, in the census of 1850, as given by Schoolcraft, the Zunis numbered 2,985 people, while in the ce...
Title:Children of the sunFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217694918

ISBN - 13:9780217694919