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Tewa

[tey-wuh, tee-] /ˈteɪ wə, ˈti-/
noun, plural Tewas (especially collectively) Tewa for 1.
1.
a member of a cluster of pueblo-dwelling North American Indian peoples of New Mexico and Arizona.
2.
the Tanoan language of the Tewa.
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  • So he called a Tewa fish and asked him to take the chief the remaining distance 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.

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

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

    The Island Home Richard Archer
  • Nampeo, most famous potter in Hopiland, is an aged Tewa woman still living at Hano, in the first house at the head of the trail.

    The Unwritten Literature of the Hopi Hattie Greene Lockett
  • He was confident that by sailing northward, with a fair wind, we should reach Tewa in less than a day.

    The Island Home Richard Archer
  • He says that the position of affairs at Tewa is most promising.

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

    The Island Home Richard Archer
  • 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.

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