Matthew Liebmann – Revolt part 2

This reading discusses how the history of the Pueblo people is quite for a eleven years There were no recording from the Spanish about what was happening. The author pointed out this is where archaeology comes into play. The focus was on the Jemez provence. The author wrote about a message came to the Pueblo people informing them that the revolt had started a few days earlier. In response to the revolt many of the Pueblo people destroyed any of the items that reminded them of Christianity. They burned the village to the ground. The Jemez people decided to migrate to another village until the Spanish came back. The author than described his process of mapping out the area with the assistance of the native people. Their goal was to create a high-resolution topographic map of the surface of Patokwa (88). The main tool used was the total station an electronic surveying instrument that records specific points. Also the items that they used were returned. The building and the construction of the village show the importance of the people. The first step was to recreate the plazas. The author pointed out that you cannot be specific about the rooms. The author used the two sources to look at the number of rooms and the total estimated floor area. Another item that makes it hard to tell the population it is hard with rooms to tell about exacations. The author pointed out that defensibility was probably the major reason for the planning of the village. The Jemez people thought their village may have been attacked. The Jemez allied with different villages. Before the Spanish the Utes a group of bandits were attacking. The Utes did trading with the Spanish. In the end the group of Jemez divided to stay at their new village and the other group to defend. The group divides between pro and anti spanish. The group that left settled on the penol. The author used the same technique to map out the Boletsawka. Their ground structure was still visible today. The rooms found there were different from the Jemez people with their larger more elaborate rooms. Both villages represented what happened from the revolt. This was a very interesting read. There is a lot of information you can get from archaeology to give the story of the people.

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