Wood and straw work wooden cross, Carlton Gallegos, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM.
White historians are wrong about many facts regarding pueblo Indians including the Santa Ana Indian Tribe of New Mexico. The highly advanced Pueblo Indians civilization was the most advanced known Indian civilization of the Americas. They are probably related to the Apache and Navajo who are an admixture of Anishinaabe, other eastern tribes, and Pueblo Indians. These supposed Athabascan people live in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Apache Indians are closely related to the Navajo, and some even suggest that the most westerly Apaches are in fact Navajo. They claim that the western Apache language is closely related to the language of the Navajo. Since there are Athabascan tribes who have a totemic system, all Athabascan tribes are closely related to the Anishinabek, and all other Algonquian tribes of the eastern United States, where the totemic system was a major part of daily life. Both the Apache Indians and Navajo, have every reason to claim that the ancient civilized ruins located in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah are the ruins of their ancestors' civilized settlements. Thus, the Apache Indians and the Navajo are closely related to the Pueblo Indians of Arizona and New Mexico. The Apache, Navajo, and Pueblo Indians all have a degree of Anishinaabe blood.
In general, the Pueblo eighteenth century was marked by smallpox epidemics and increased raiding by the Apache, Comanche, and Ute. Occasionally Pueblo Indians fought with the Spanish against the nomadic tribes. The people practiced their religion but more or less in secret. During this time, intermarriage and regular exchange between Hispanic villages and Pueblo Indians created a new New Mexican culture, neither strictly Spanish nor Indian, but rather somewhat of a blend between the two. Santa Anas began buying and cultivating fields at Ranchitos and spent more and more time there into the next century. www.wikipedia.com