Puebla Indian Culture

Puebla Indian Culture
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This articles talks about how Puebla tribes how they lived and survived after Spanish exploration. They moved different parts of the world and most of them still live in southwest of United States. Their pottery architecture and agriculture is well known in the world and they are trying to keep their culture alive by selling goods and doing great work in the field of architecture.

Introduction

Puebla or Puebla’s are basically Native Americans in the southwest of the united states of America. They share common agriculture traditions, pottery items and architecture. The architecture of Puebla’s is worth seeing as they built from stones adobe and other local materials. Their ancestors in 16th century started to build houses from stones and moved from forests into making villages of multiple stories in southwest of United States. They have common beliefs and share common religious practices. There are 21 Pueblos still inhabited in which some of the common Puebla are Taos, San iidefonso, Acoma, Zoni and Hopi are the best known Puebloans Community. They also differ in linguistic point of view . they in culture have subculture which speaks different languages but share common beliefs, Puebloans are currently located in New Maxico, Taxes, Arizona, Rio Grande and Colarado. In the 21st Century United States.

Description of the Event

Puebloans are hard to find as they are so limited in numbers I was lucky enough to meet one of the family in Virginia. They were so kind and welcomed me with full of heart . they were six family member and I was so pleased with Miss Nambi. It was the month of Dewali termed as festivals of lights as the lights takes over the dark. It is to believe as that in future their problems will be gone as they worship Lakshami the Goddess of light. Goddess lakshmi brings wealth and bright future it is to be believed . diwali is celebrated between month of October and November . each and every individual of the family takes part in this festival. When I entered house were decorated with different sparkling lights and different colors of curtains. I asked her what is the reason behind all this she was so pleased when I asked her and she started explaining that how Lord Ram and Sita. Were separated and met after 14 years after Ram defeated Ravan. In the next moment she brought up some snacks for me it was well served with tea there were some samosas which were handmade full of chicken and vegetables I was so pleased to see how they design the dish. One of the most interesting thing was to see the long sticks which were decorated with different fur beads and feathers. It was used in the 13th century by their ancestors. They use to dance with that sticks in communities to celebrate different events. I asked Miss Nambi about that stick she elaborated that with the passage of time things are changing but there are something’s which we are still keeping and wants to transfer to our next generations. This is our identity and we don’t wana forget it that how our ancestors use to celebrate by dancing with this stick. Miss Nambi use to live in New Mexico belonging to the tribe of Zoni.

Clothing

Puebloans use to wear clothes natural fibres and animal hide. Dressing changes with the work. In Villages Peublo and use to wear animal hide to their private parts and the rest of the body were naked. Still there are some places in which men and women use to have such clothing. And sticks is common in all of the tribes they use to have sticks in their hands as mostly they use to live in jungles so to avoid in any threat they use to have wood stick to meet any threat. Women use to do home tasks and take care of the children’s . they were extra ordinary in making pottery items and architecture. Pottery items still one of the identity of the puebloans. They use to do good business in selling pottery items.

Business of Puebla’s

Pueblos build multiple stories from stones and their ancestors did this in the 13th century by transforming villages into different communities and satated to live their and later they scattered in 21 tribes. Their design on pottery items were remarkable and their women started this as a home business to help their men in earning to support their family after some years they started to transport their handmade to Europe. Through that some of the families of different tribes moved to Europe in this way Pueblons still have linked in Europe not as much prominent but still do exist in different parts of Europe.

Due to Spanish exploration some of the colonizers of the pueblos led by Juan de Onate moved to Europe in the 16th century. As Spanish were trying to erase Pueblos some of them were converted into Catholic religion and some still follows the Indian culture led by their tribes in the past. Peublos had hard time in the past as they wanted to maintain their identity and Spanish wanted to erase them but as the time passed they were scattered in different parts of the world mostly in south west of the United States and some of them still live in New Mexico. In this way they saved their identity and teaching their children’s about their ancestors them from which tribe they belong so that their children’s tell their children’s and the story continues.

They did agriculture in Europe and still doing in southwest of USA. They crops different vegetables to earn their livelihood and to feed their children’s. They do not do architecture on a large scale but for small villages they are best in architecture. They build multiple stories of stones and their tribes have identity in that.

Inside Perspective

On the day of Diwali their house were decorated with different lights they invited family members and other family friends when I entered in house they gave me sweets it was called barfi which was white and sweet as honey. I was so pleased with that gesture. They did some pooja it was something religious in a thali and said maybe devils remains apart from you and Miss Nambi gave me Blessing with that. Than their family members shake my hand and gave me hug as it was some kind of greetings for them. Than she took me to the kitchen I was much pleased to see different kind of dishes there were some sweet dishes vegetable dishes and some of chicken dishes. I asked her why do you make it. And she replied with laughing as this is the festival of happiness we made different foods and sweet dishes are specialty in that as we want to celebrate this with the whole family I am outside of my tribe I miss it but we gather along with and friends to celebrate this festival. She gave me a thali kind of dish in which she placed different dishes she cooked and asked me to eat. Their sofas were decorated on which I sat on and there were background music and everyone was having a great time. Than Miss Nambi asked me to met some of her relatives. They were very sweet as it was something extraordinary for me to see their hospitality. Then they showed me their dance with the sticks their forefathers use to do. It was something remarkable like how their family and children’s was reviving like their parents use to do. She said, “we wanted that our children’s should not forget what we really are if we don’t teach them sooner or later they will forget it and we don’t want that.”

In the End she served with sweet dishes which was so sweet as their gestures I was so pleased and joyful to spend time with that family. They also celebrate different events like new year their dance is one of the most known thing to the world they dance in groups and Puebla dance has its own identity they do believe in different myths. They also believe in superstitions and they mean them a lot. Like if the black cat passes in front of them. They usually avoid that task or postpone it as they think its not a good sign to do it or maybe it will end in loss. Talking about their children’s they dress like western but in traditions they dress traditional clothes like their family and enjoyed events by dancing.

Perception of Themselves

They live in families and each and every individual has different tasks. The City of Puebla has its architecture worth seeing. Mother makes pottery items and men can be labor or business mans. Their markets are totally flourished with different colors as they enjoyed lights and colors in a cheering full manner. Children’s has task of study and some of them help their families to run family business. Pottery items of Puebla are exported to all over the world. And their designs are worth watching as they make it purely from heart its in their genes to make it best as their forefathers use to do it back in the 16th century. Some of the catholic religion tribes celebrate Christmas and Easter with full of color and lights and share happiness with others. As it is to be believed sharing is caring. They show affection to each and other and display affection in markets. Their tribe and city is one of the most cities in the world

Puebla is best known for its hand made things and there is a museum in which unique and most beautiful handcrafts are placed in it. Visitors from different parts of the world came to Puebla to see these hand made things.

Some of the dishes are very sweet in eating specially hot chocolate is the best thing served in Puebla as it is considered as a sign of happiness to give chocolates and visitors enjoys themselves watching them care taken by the natives in that way.

Couple of miles from Puebla there is a place which is known for having the biggest pyramid in Latin America – yes, greater than Giza and Chichen Itza, yet with altogether less individuals. A great part of the Pirámide Tepanapa is clouded underneath a slope, with the striking yellow Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Church of Our Lady of Remedies), a famous journey site for individuals looking for cures for illnesses or perpetual infirmities, at its pinnacle. The congregation looks lovely, however you need to ensure you turn your camera towards for all encompassing shots of the open area.

Outside Perspective

The forefather were an antiquated Native American culture that spread over the present-day Four Corners locale of the United States. The Ancestral Puebloans are accepted to have created, in any event to some degree, from Oshara Tradition, which created from the Picasa tradition.

They use to live in a structure that included little family houses, bigger structures to house factions, fantastic pueblos, and precipice sited homes for guard. The forefathers use to live in multiple stories of stones and that was their art of making stones into building and this way they converted villages into community and so on now Puebla is one of the most known city for its architecture,

In related to that circumstances, general population as well as their archeological culture were alluded to Anasazi for verifiable needs. The Navajo, who were not their relatives, called them by this name reflecting noteworthy conventions, the term was utilized to signify “antiquated adversaries”. Contemporary Puebloans don’t need this name to be utilized.

Antiquated people, or their forefathers, is a favored term for the social gathering of individuals regularly term as Anasazi which are the progenitors for the cutting edge Pueblo people groups. The hereditary Puebloans were an ancient Native American human progress revolved around the territory of the Southwest United States.

Archeologists banter about when an unmistakable culture rose, however the present agreement, in view of wording characterized by the Pecos Classification, recommends their development around 1200 B.C., the Basketmaker II Era

The ordinary Anasazi town contained structures holding up around 100 men, women and children. Backpedaling to 700 A.D., formed, immovably fitting stone or adobe (pieces made of sand, earth and straw) block work molded complex apartment suite structures climbing on levels (level high grounds) or inside general caves at the base of canyon. The ground-floor lofts were grain amassing units while steps empowered access to the particular 10-by-20-foot living compartments above. Items created by the towns included maize (corn), gourds, squash, beans and cotton. Various times of the lifestyle made finely made bushels and delightfully laid out stoneware..

various people think about Cinco de Mayo as the one of a kind day of the year where they can drink themselves silly with margaritas and eat 5,000 of calories worth of guacamole the day truly has a chronicled centrality, as it is the day Mexico outperformed French forces at the conflict of Puebla in 1862. To Mexicans, it is a day to celebrate over their valiance, perseverance and ability to get together as a nation.

Archeologists don’t know why these old individuals left the bluff homes before the finish of the thirteenth century. A few specialists imagine that they kept running from assaults from ravaging gatherings of local people groups. Others trust that abuse of the land for horticulture, joined with a long dry season, pushed the general population away.

Interview

Miss Nambi talked about how they moved in Virginia. Basically she is from Puebla tribes but follows the religion of Hinduism she believed things would be different if she were there living with there family back in New Mexico. She misses her family but due to her husband she had to move here. But she is trying her best to keep her culture alive. But still there are some issues as environment matters a lot and she is not finding that environment to groom her children as she was groomed. She does visit with her children back their home in New Mexico along with children’s and their she told them about their tribes. Children’s are well aware of handmade art and one of her daughter shows interest in making pottery items. She told that it is in her genes. Miss Nambia shows her skills by making one of the utensils and gifted me to remember her in good words. It is thought by them by giving gifts to the guest would make good impression of them and they will remember them in good words. And most of the gifts are related to the pottery items which is their identity. She said she wanted to expand her pottery business but does not have that much money maybe in future she will do this as in this society people call her peublons and she feel proud of that as people know we still exist. She always makes her home full of lighting as this makes her remember how home feels like. Her children’s some time feels like its annoying but she told them what we are and you have to live that way otherwise their community will be vanished sooner or later. Its better they should learn about their tribes in their childhood so that they don’t forget it in their adulthood

Conclusion

Peubla tribes maintaining their identity in different parts of the world so that people knows about them and their culture and they came into existence. Their pottery items are still the best thing to export in different parts of the world. And it is one of the most known product in the world. Their unique dance gives power to the celebration and people from different parts of the world goes to puebla to see them and enjoy themselves. They are so friendly that people love to interact with them. They are trying hard to prosper as a community but out of 21 tribes only 4 to 5 are common now and others exist as a rare case. Their architecture is one of the most interesting thing attracting the tourist to visit puebla and to know about them .the way this community is trying to find its identity it is too early to say they will be vanished soon. Sooner they will be applauded by the world and their work will be appreciated by all over the world. pubelo

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