Biography[ edit ] According to the sources identified below, Juan Diego was an Indian born in in Cuauhtitlan[e] and at the time of the apparitions he lived there or in Tolpetlac. It is variously reported a that after their baptism he and his wife were inspired by a sermon on chastity to live celibately; alternatively b that they lived celibately throughout their marriage; and in the further alternative c that both of them lived and died as virgins. At least two 18th-century nuns claimed to be descended from Juan Diego. The date of death in his 74th year is given as
The word "pueblo" comes from the Spanish for "village.
A sacred metaphorical phrase meaning "village of the dew-bedecked corn structure" also refers to the San Juan Pueblo. The land includes river bottomlands and mountains.
Population Inalmost 1, Indians lived on the Pueblo, out of a total population of 5, Roughly people lived there in Language The people spoke a dialect of Tewa. Historical Information History All Pueblo people are thought to be descended from Anasazi and perhaps Mogollon and several other ancient peoples.
From them they learned architecture, farming, pottery, and basketry. Larger population groups became possible with effective agriculture and ways to store food surpluses. Within the context of a relatively stable existence, the people devoted increasing amounts of time and attention to religion, arts, and crafts.
In prehistoric times, the Tewa were generally north and west of their present locations and have inhabited numerous prehistoric villages on both sides though mostly the west side of the Rio Grande and the Rio Chama.
In the s, the Anasazi abandoned their traditional canyon homelands in response to climatic and social upheavals. A century or two of migrations ensued, followed in general by the slow reemergence of their culture in the historic pueblos. When the Spanish arrived in the s, the San Juan people were living at the present pueblo and at a more westerly pueblo.
The appearance of Gaspar Castano de Sosa in marked the first contact between San Juan and non-natives. InJuan de Onate arrived in the area with settlers, founding the colony of New Mexico. Onate carried on the process, already underway My life in san juan pueblo essays nearby areas, of subjugating the local Indians; forcing them to pay taxes in crops, cotton, and work; and opening the door for Catholic missionaries to attack their religion.
At the same time, they introduced such new crops as peaches, wheat, and peppers into the region. In Pueblo Indians organized and carried out a revolt against the Spanish. For years, the Spaniards had routinely tortured Indians for practicing traditional religion.
They also forced the Indians to labor for them, sold Indians into slavery, and let their cattle overgraze Indian land, a situation that eventually led to drought, erosion, and famine. Pope of San Juan Pueblo and other Pueblo religious leaders planned the revolt, sending runners carrying cords of maguey fibers to mark the day of rebellion.
On August 10,a virtually united stand on the part of the Pueblos drove the Spanish from the region. Although Pueblo unity did not last, and Santa Fe was officially reconquered inSpanish rule was notably less severe from then on. Harsh forced labor all but ceased, and the Indians reached an understanding with the Church that enabled them to continue practicing their traditional religion.
In general, the Pueblo eighteenth century was marked by smallpox epidemics and increased raiding by the Apache, Comanche, and Ute. Occasionally Pueblo Indians fought with the Spanish against the nomadic tribes.
The people practiced their religion but more or less in secret. During this time, intermarriage and regular exchange between Hispanic villages and Pueblo Indians created a new New Mexican culture, neither strictly Spanish nor Indian, but rather somewhat of a blend between the two.
Mexican "rule" in brought little immediate change to the Pueblos. The Mexicans stepped up what had been a gradual process of appropriating Indian land and water, and they allowed the nomadic tribes even greater latitude to raid. As the presence of the United States in the area grew, it attempted to enable the Pueblo Indians to continue their generally peaceful and self-sufficient ways.
Paradoxically, however, the U. Farming and cattle raising were the other economic mainstays of the pueblo during this period. The United States also acknowledged its trust responsibilities in a series of legal decisions and other acts of Congress.
Still, the Bureau of Indian Affairs BIA forced Indian children to leave their homes and attend culture-killing boarding schools and in general tried its best to undermine Indian identity and survival.
Until the s, the San Juan economy remained almost completely subsistence based. Since the late nineteenth century, but especially after the s, Pueblos have had to cope with onslaughts by mostly white anthropologists and seekers of Indian spirituality.
For about 20 years beginning in the s, the people used a number of federal grants to construct various facilities as well as to support a number of social, economic, and cultural programs. Religion In traditional Pueblo culture, religion and life are inseparable.
To be in harmony with all of nature is the Pueblo ideal and way of life. The sun is seen as the representative of the Creator. Sacred mountains in each direction, plus the sun above and the earth below, define and balance the Pueblo world. Many Pueblo religious ceremonies revolve around the weather and are devoted to ensuring adequate rainfall.
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