History of Hawikuh, New Mexico, One of the So-Called Cities of Cíbola (Publications of the Frederick Webb Hodge Anniversary Publication Fund Volume I) [SIGNED]

Los Angeles: Southwest Museum, 1937.

Softcover. Very Good. xviii, 155 pp + illustrations, with frontispiece, works cited, index. In original plain wrappers with title on spine. Internal tape repair to front cover near the gutter, else sound and clean. Inscribed on the front flyleaf "For my good friend _________, with the affectionate greetings of F.W. Hodge." "Hawikuh, founded in the 1200s, was the largest of the Zuñi pueblos and the first to be seen by Spanish explorers. Originally thought to be one of the fabled gold Cities of Cíbola, Hawikuh was conquered by Coronado in 1540 and served as his headquarters for several months. Hawikuh was referred to as the "Capital of the Zuñis." A mission, La Purisima Concepcíón, was established at the pueblo but was destroyed during the Great Pueblo Revolt of 1680 when the New Mexico pueblos rose against the Spanish. Hawikuh was permanently abandoned after the revolt. In its prime Hawikuh had up to 125 rooms surrounding a central plaza and stood four stories high with multiple numbers of kivas" (NPS).

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