Select Page

Topic: Pecos

Pecos Indians

Pecos Indians. Located on an upper branch of Pecos River, about 30 miles southeast of Santa Fe. The Pecos belonged to the Jemez division of the Tanoan linguistic family, itself a part of the Kiowa-Tanoan stock.

Read More

Pecos Tribe

Pecos Indians (from P’e’-a-ku’, the Keresan name of the pueblo). Formerly the largest and most populous of the pueblos of New Mexico in historic times, occupied by a people speaking the same language of the Tanoan family, with dialectic variations, as that of Jemez; situated on an upper branch of Pecos River, about 30 miles south east of Santa Fe. In prehistoric times the Pecos people occupied numerous pueblos containing from 200 to 300 rooms each, and many compactly built single-story house groups of from 10 to 50 rooms each. These were scattered along the valley from the north end of Cañon de Pecos grant to Anton Chico, a distance of 40 miles. At the time of the arrival of the first Spaniards under Coronado, in 1540, the tribe had become concentrated in the great communal structure popularly known as Pecos. According to Bandelier, the Pecos declare that they came into their valley from the south east, but that they originated in the north and shifted across the Rio Grande, occupying successively the pueblos now in ruins at San Jose and Kingman previous to locating at their final settlement. The principal pueblo of the tribe, according to the same authority, was Tshiquité, or Tziquité (the pueblo of Pecos), which he identifies with the Acuique, Cicuic, Cicuye, etc., of the early Spanish chroniclers. Gatschet 1Gatschet, Isleta MS. vocab., B. A....

Read More

Pecos Indian Bands, Gens and Clans

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. Alawahku. The Elk clan of the Pecos tribe of New Mexico. Hewett in Am. Anthrop., vi, 431, 1904. Amu (Arúۥ ). The Ant clan of the Pecos tribe of New Mexico. Hodge, field notes, B. A. E., 1895. Fwaha. The Fire Clan of the former pueblo of Pecos, N. Mex. Gyuungsh. The Oak clan of the former pueblo of Pecos, N. Mex. Hayah (Hä-yäh). The Snake clan of the Pecos tribe of New Mexico. Hewett in Am. Anthrop., vi, 439, 1904. Iana (Īa′na). The Corn clan of the pueblo of Taos, N....

Read More

Search


It takes a village to grow a family tree!
Genealogy Update - Keeping you up-to-date!
101 Best Websites 2016

Pin It on Pinterest