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Part of the Totems to Turquoise exhibition.

Article Navajo The Navajo tribe is the largest in the Southwest: with 300,000 members, it has nearly four times the population of all the Pueblo... Article Hopi For over 1,500 years, Hopis and their ancestors have lived at the tips of three long, fingerlike mesas that jut out over the arid... Article Zuni Closer to the other western Pueblos of Acoma and Hopi than to the Rio Grande Pueblos, the Zunis are relatively isolated, and their... Article Santo Domingo One of the largest, most populous, and most prosperous of the Rio Grande Pueblos, Santo Domingo (or Ke-wha in the Keresan language,... Article Rio Grande Pueblos More than a dozen Pueblos are clustered along the Rio Grande, which provides plentiful water for their crops—in contrast to the desert... Article Turquoise Turquoise is found in many parts of the world—indeed, the word "turquoise" comes from the early French word turceis, meaning... Article Haida Of the roughly 4,000 Haida people living today, most reside on Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, where their... Article Kwakwaka'wakw A group of roughly 20 tribes that share a common language, the Kwakwaka'wakw are famous for the depth and complexity of their ceremonial... Article Tlingit Some 10,000 Tlingit live in a dozen villages throughout the islands and nearby mainland of the southeast Alaska panhandle. A few... Article Other Regions Northwest Coast art can be broadly divided into two regional styles: northern and southern. Northern style includes the Tsimshian,... Article Totem Pole Carvers of the Northwest Coast developed totem poles centuries ago to display crests—images that represent the origins and history...