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Zuñi Pueblo

Zuñi lies in a great plain, or valley, through which the Zuñi River flows. On account of the severe storm that had prevailed for a number of days the streets of the town were in a horrible condition, and looked as if they were never cleaned. They are now higher than the ground floors of the houses, though they were evidently once on the same level. Some of the terraced buildings are 5 stories high, reached by clumsy ladders and narrow partition steps of adobe or stone. All those visited were very clean inside, but as a general rule cheerless and sadly lacking in comforts. In a Corner is always to be found a large and prettily decorated olla, filled with water, and a gourd by its side for a dipper. The people use bowls of their own make about the size of a washbowl to mix their bread in. Only the inside of these bowls is decorated. Among other bits of their pottery the canteen, or small water jug, is very pretty, and they bestow great pains on its ornamentation. To its ears they tie gaudy looking sashes of different colors and design; made broad so as to enable them to more easily carry the burden of precious water when on a long journey. Almost every family possesses willow baskets, seine of which come from the Moqui country, some front the far Cojonino, and others from the Apaches. These baskets are made in time fashion of a shallow bowl, or more like a saucer, except those from the second Moqui mesa, which are the large oval, and almost...

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