Pueblo. A modern culture in New Mexico, thriving from 1680 to today. The culture is distinguished by their architecture found in their ancient Pueblo buildings and the modern Pueblo Revival Style, also their clustered settlements in solitude, and their mastery of multiple textile arts. These peoples represent 19 Pueblo groups in New Mexico, all descended from the same ancient Puebloan peoples. The name comes from the Spanish word pueblo, meaning town. Their towns are where New Mexico itself gets its name as well, when the Spanish first arrived, in 1563, it was assumed that the Mexica (Aztec) people had moved north from their homeland, and the Spanish referred to it as the new land of the Mexica, thus Nuevo México (New Mexico). Although the Pueblo modern culture dates back to 1680, that date only corresponds to that of the Pueblo Revolt. The Pueblo actually go back to Ancient Puebloans (Hisatsinom / Anasazi) prehistoric culture and Mogollon prehistoric culture.
Associated: Ancient Pueblo Ancestors. The History of New Mexico. The 19 Pueblos of New Mexico; Acoma, Cochiti, Isleta, Jemez, Laguna, Nambe, Ohkay Owingeh, Picuris, Pojoaque, Sandia, San Felipe, San Ildefonso, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Santo Domingo, Taos, Tesuque, Zia, and Zuni.