Pueblo pottery, the traditional pottery made by the American Indian language groups of Hopi, Zuni, Acoma, Tewa, and Laguna (among others) who share a common history of Pueblo life. Though they speak different languages, the ancient tradition of pottery-making is shared between the different groups due to culture and geographical location (New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona).

By the early 1900s, tourism was already creating a market for the pottery of the Southwest and Pueblo pottery became known as some of the most finely crafted in the world.

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Firing the pottery, 1890. Via/ Library of Congress
Circa 1903. Via/ Library of Congress
Zuni women making pottery under a drying canopy. Photo taken circa 1915 for the Panama-California Exposition. Via/ Library of Congress
Hopi woman making pottery, circa 1900. Via/ Library of Congress
Applying pigment to the pots, circa 1906. Notice the stone which serves as a palette. Via/ Library of Congress

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