When some of the corn dried, it was turned into flour and bread by the women.The Zia are known for their pottery and use of the sun symbol.

Don Juan De Oñate, and by 1613, a church and convent had been built by tribal members.Erin McSherry (August 30, 2014).

Another method was digging trenches, used as cisterns, to collect the rain.Talking with the clay : the art of Pueblo pottery (1st.).Over 300 kachinas are present in the worship, and the Zia held religious festivals and ceremonies in which they ask them to bring rain and make their crops grow.