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Keresan Indian Bands, Gens and Clans

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Many tribes have sub-tribes, bands, gens, clans and phratry.  Often very little information is known or they no longer exist.  We have included them here to provide more information about the tribes.

Dyami (D’ya?-mi). The Eagle clans of the Keresan pueblos of Laguna, Acoma, Santa Ana, Sia, San Felipe, and Cochiti, N. Mex. The Eagle clan of Laguna claims to have come originally from Acoma; that of Acoma forms a phratry with the Soshka (Chaparral-cock) clan, while that of Cochiti is extinct. (F. W. H.)

Hakan. The Fire clans of the Keresan pueblos of Acoma, Cochiti, Santa Ana, Sia, and San Felipe, N. Mex. That of Acoma is now extinct.

Hapaluya. The Oak clans of the Keresan pueblos of Laguna, Acoma, Sia, San Felipe, and Cochiti, N. Mex. The Oak clan of Laguna claims to have come originally from Rio Grande pueblos, by way of Mt Taylor, and to form a phratry with the Mokaich (Mountain Lion) clan; while that of Acoma claims phratral relationship with the Showwiti (Parrot) and Tanyi (Calabash) clans. The Oak clan of Sia is extinct, (F. W. H.)

Hooka (Ho?-o-ka). The Dove clans of the Keresan pueblos of Santa Ana, San Felipe, and Sia, New Mexico. That of the last-mentioned village is extinct.

Ibache (holds the firebrand to sacred pipes). A Kansa gens. Its sub-gentes are Khuyeguzhinga and Mikaunikashinga.

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