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[tey-wuh, tee-] /ˈteɪ wə, ˈti-/
noun, plural Tewas (especially collectively) Tewa for 1.
a member of a cluster of pueblo-dwelling North American Indian peoples of New Mexico and Arizona.
the Tanoan language of the Tewa. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He says that the position of affairs at Tewa is most promising.

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  • So the Tewa agreed, and he climbed on to his back and was brought safely to the shore.

  • This raises the question whether the nomenclature of the Sioux has not arisen out of a practice similar to that of the Tewa.

  • They learned that the victorious allies had been guilty of the most intolerable cruelty towards the people of Tewa.

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  • He was confident that by sailing northward, with a fair wind, we should reach Tewa in less than a day.

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  • He also writes a good deal, and asks Eiulo many questions respecting the customs, ceremonies, and traditions of Tewa.

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  • The element pobi which is so often used in proper names among the Tewa, means flower.

  • The poya-saka or tawa-saka mentioned has not before been seen in any Hopi ceremony, and it may be characteristic of Tewa altars.

  • One of the differences in custom between Hopi and Tewa women is the method of making their coiffures.

  • So he called a Tewa fish and asked him to take the chief the remaining distance to the shore.

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