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Native American Pottery. • Acomo Pueblo is located in Western New Mexico. • nickname is “Sky City” because it is located on top of a mesa. • oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States.

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• Acomo Pueblo is located in Western New Mexico

• nickname is “Sky City” because it is located on top of a mesa

• oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States


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The artists from the Acoma Pueblo produce their works of art almost exactly how the pieces would have been produced several centuries ago. • dig the clay from the earth• coil and smooth the pots• fire them (either in an open fire or kiln) • decorate them with paints• used geometric patterns or symbols to decorate their pottery.


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These are examples of pottery created by Native Americans from the Acomo Pueblo community.

Day and Night

Dorthy Torivo

simple geometric pattern painted in a spiral motion


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Friendship Vase from the Acomo Pueblo community.

Sharon and Bernard Lewis

ant figures and geometric shapes

depict friendship


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Olla (water jug) from the Acomo Pueblo community.

Melissa Antonio

simple geometric patterns

that are arranged in complex

designs


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Seed Bowl from the Acomo Pueblo community.

Melissa Antonio

simple geometric patterns

and turtles, which symbol

water and good luck


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Olla (water jug) from the Acomo Pueblo community.

Debbie Brown

man looking to the right

and triangles represent the

phrase “think outside the pot”

decorated with several water

symbols


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Olla (water jug) from the Acomo Pueblo community.

Debbie Brown

symbolic parrot,

yucca flower and

the rainbow


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Images of pueblos and Western New Mexico. from the Acomo Pueblo community.


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Created by: Linda Welling from the Acomo Pueblo community.


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