Museum of New Mexico Press


A River Apart

The Pottery of Cochiti & Santa Domingo Pueblos

Valerie Verzuh, Editor

Separated by a river, Cochiti and Santo Domingo Pueblos shared a ceramic tradition for centuries until increased contact with outsiders brought significant change and diverging paths. Cochiti modified its traditional forms of pottery for new markets, while Santo Domingo shunned the tourist trade and art market, continuing on a more conservative trajectory.


"A River Apart brings together anthropologists, artists, and art historians to examine the pottery tradition of the two pueblos. The book would be a good addition to the libraries of those interested in Pueblo Indian pottery, Native American arts and culture, and Southwestern history and anthropology."


"This handsome, large format volume is lavishly illustrated in color and historic black-and-white photographs. Seven essays comprise the text [and] are well written and of interest to both scholars and the general public."
-New Mexico Historical Review

Trim: 11" x 9"

Pages: 192

Illustrations: 130 color plates, 40 documentary photographs, illustrated appendix of 325 pots

American Indians

Folklore/Folk Arts


Cloth $45.00