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The Pueblo Revolt: The Secret Rebellion That Drove the Spaniards Out of the Southwest


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With the conquest of New Mexico in 1598, Spanish governors, soldiers, and missionaries began their brutal subjugation of the Pueblo Indians in what is today the Southwestern United States. This oppression continued for decades, until, in the summer of 1680, led by a visionary shaman named Pope, the Puebloans revolted. Before then the many different Pueblo villages had never acted in concert (and never would again). Now, in total secrecy they coordinated an attack, killing 401 settlers and soldiers and routing the rulers in Santa Fe. Every Spaniard was driven from the Pueblo homeland, the only time in North American history that conquering Europeans were thoroughly expelled from Indian territory. andlt;BRandgt; Yet today, more than three centuries later, crucial questions about the Pueblo Revolt remain unanswered. How did Pope succeed in his brilliant plot? And what happened in the Pueblo world between 1680 and 1692, when a new Spanish force reconquered the Pueblo peoples with relative ease? andlt;BRandgt; David Roberts set out to try to answer these questions and to bring this remarkable historical episode to life. He visited Pueblo villages, talked with Native American and Anglo historians, combed through archives, discovered backcountry ruins, sought out the vivid rock art panels carved and painted by Puebloans contemporary with the events, and pondered the existence of centuries-old Spanish documents never seen by Anglos.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;David Roberts andlt;/Bandgt;is the author of twenty-four books on mountaineering, adventure, and the history of the American Southwest. His essays and articles have appeared in andlt;iandgt;National Geographicandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;National Geographic Adventureandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;The Atlantic Monthlyandlt;/iandgt;, among other publications. He lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents



1 The Knotted Cord

2 The Coming of the Kachinas

3 Oñate

4 Troublous Times

5 Popé's Apotheosis

6 The Bloodless Reconquest

7 Diaspora



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Roberts, David
Simon & Schuster
Native American
United States - Colonial Period
General History
New Mexico History To 1848.
Mexico History Spanish colony, 1540-1810.
Native American-General Native American Studies
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Publication Date:
August 2005
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approx. 20 photos
8.44 x 5.5 in 9.135 oz

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