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Zuni Tribe Facts For Kids


The Zuni are Native American Pueblo peoples native to the Zuni River valley. The current day Zuni are a Federally recognized tribe and most live in the Pueblo of Zuni on the Zuni River.

Languages: English Language, Zuni language
Regions: New Mexico
Related ethnic groups: Hopi, Puebloans
Total population: 19,228

  • The ancestors of the Zuni tribe were from the Anasazi culture who were builders of the ancient cliff dwellings found on the tributaries of the Rio Grande and the Colorado River.
  • The principal figure in the Zuni creation myth is “Awonawilona, the maker of all”.
  • The Zuni tribe spoke in the their own Zuni language.
  • They ate included included meat obtained by the men who hunted deer, small game and turkeys.
  • The weapons used by the Zuni tribe at first included an ancient spear throwing weapon called and Atlatl which were later replaced by the bow and arrow.
  • The clothes worn by the men of the Zuni Tribe included breechcloths, short kilts, which were made from a long rectangular piece of animal skin.