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Simon Ortiz's Men on the Moon (Campbell & Rodarte)

Pueblo Pottery

How would we define or identify Pueblo pottery? What are its most important characteristics and how do we use these to identify the style? How did this style of pottery develop over the years? In what ways is this approach to pottery and art reflective of other aspects of Pueblo life? In other words, how has Pueblo culture shaped its art? What designs are popular in Pueblo pottery? What is the purpose of these designs? Do they convey any specific meaning or function?