Historic Laguna Pueblo Small Olla with Boldly Colored Flowers - C4068o
Laguna Pueblo is a nearby neighbor of Acoma Pueblo in Western New Mexico. Laguna was founded in 1699 by members of Acoma, Zuni and other pueblos following the upheavals and disruptions caused by the The Pueblo Revolt of 1680-also known as Popé's Rebellion. Pottery from Laguna resembles that of Acoma and it is generally difficult to distinguish between the two. Some designs, however, seemed to predominate at Laguna and those differed from designs used at Acoma.
When the transcontinental train came to New Mexico, it passed directly adjacent to Laguna Pueblo and there was a depot nearby. The train made stops at the pueblo to allow the travelers to purchase wares from the potters. The Laguna potters soon realized that the travelers preferred vessels that were easy to transport in their luggage or hand carry on the train. It was then that smaller versions of traditional vessel shapes developed.
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