ZUNI (United States)

Pueblo in NW New Mexico, on the Zuñi Indian Reservation, approximately 32 mi S of Gallup. Home of Pueblo Indians of the Zuñi linguistic family, it is one of seven villages, the seven cities of Cibola, that were attacked in 1540 by Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, who believed them to contain vast stores of gold. The Pueblo Indians abandoned the villages during their unsuccessful Pueblo Revolt against the Spanish in 1680, after which all the Zuñi were crammed into just one pueblo. They retain a strong commitment to their ancient customs and religion.


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