Pottery is as diverse as the people who make it. Perhaps more than
any other medium, Native American Indian pottery reflects the culture
of the maker. The Pueblo pottery tradition among American Indian
tribes in the Southwest is nearly 2,000 years old.
The ancient cultures that made Indian pottery and their modern descendents
share a foundation rooted deep in the land. The Anasazi , one of
the first Indian pottery cultures of the Southwest gave rise to truly
unique Native American Indian pottery traditions among their descendents
such as the Pueblo, Hopi and Navajo. One thing in common amongst
these tribes is the belief that Earth is the Mother of the people.
The Native American pottery tradition of the Southwest can be seen
as a physical extension of the Mother-Earth relationship.