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Zuni people

Native American Pueblo peoples native to the Zuni River valley / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Zuni (Zuni: A:shiwi; formerly spelled Zuñi) are Native American Pueblo peoples native to the Zuni River valley. The Zuni are a Federally recognized tribe and most live in the Pueblo of Zuni on the Zuni River, a tributary of the Little Colorado River, in western New Mexico, United States. The Pueblo of Zuni is 55 km (34 mi) south of Gallup, New Mexico.[1] The Zuni tribe lived in multi level adobe houses. In addition to the reservation, the tribe owns trust lands in Catron County, New Mexico, and Apache County, Arizona.[2] The Zuni call their homeland Halona Idiwan’a or Middle Place.[3] The word Zuni is believed to derive from the Western Keres language (Acoma) word sɨ̂‧ni, or a cognate thereof.

Quick facts: A shiwi, Total population, Regions with signi...
Zuni girl with jar, 1903
Total population
19,228 enrolled members [citation needed] (2015)
Regions with significant populations
United States (New Mexico)
Zuni, English, Spanish
Related ethnic groups
Pueblo people
Map of historical distribution of Zuni (light green) and current Zuni land (dark green)