Sunday, May 4, 2008

Pueblo Ovens

I don't know the location or the photographer of this oven, but it certainly looks like a pueblo horno. Because of the dry climate, these ovens are generally not covered.
At the Taos Pueblo, woman roasts corn in her bread oven.
I've been told that at some pueblos, dogs crawl into the ovens to sleep after they've cooled down sufficiently. I'd sure appreciate a photo of this if anyone out there has one.

December 2006 NLM visit to Jemez Indian Pueblo, New Mexico, Traditional Bread Making.

Nestora Piarote, c. 1880
Before Alderete-Candelaria House,
Old Ysleta Pueblo

The Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (“the Pueblo”) is a federally recognized U.S. American Indian tribe located in West Texas and within El Paso County. The Pueblo is one of three tribes located in Texas and the only Pueblo located in the state. Founded in 1682, after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, the tribe has maintained its traditional political system and ceremonial practices and continues to flourish as a Pueblo community. Ysleta del Sur Pueblo has also established itself as an important economic contributor in El Paso’s lower valley.

Elveria Montoya, of Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, shown heating up her outdoor oven (horno) to bake the legendary Pueblo style bread.

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