Acoma Pueblo

Acoma, which means People of the White Rock, has been inhabited since before the twelfth century.  The Acoma Pueblo, also known as Sky City, is about 50 miles west of Albuquerque. It sits atop a 357-foot mesa that was inaccessible to enemy raids for centuries, because there was only one way up through a narrow [...]

Cochiti Pueblo

Traditional Name: KO-TYIT Cochiti Pueblo (pronounced "Coh-chee-tee") is located approximately 35 miles south of Santa Fe. Many members of the Pueblo live outside the reservation and have been acculturated into the Anglo-Hispanic community, but most of them continue their association with the Pueblo, especially during the major feast day of San Buenaventura’s Day in July.  [...]

Isleta Pueblo

Traditional Name: "Tue-I" Isleta means “Little Island” in Spanish, but Isleta Pueblo is hardly “little” having an area of 211,002 acres and a population greater than three thousand. Isleta has had a troubled history.  When the Pueblo Revolt began, many of the members fled to Hopi settlements in Arizona, while a number of Isleta people [...]

Jemez Pueblo

The Pueblo of Jemez (pronounced "Hay-mess" or traditionally as "He-mish") is a federally recognized American Indian tribe with 3,400 tribal members, most of whom reside in a puebloan village that is known as "'Walatowa" (a Towa word meaning "this is the place"). The Jemez nation migrated to "Canon de San Diego" region from the Four [...]

Laguna Pueblo

Traditional Name: Ka'waika Laguna Pueblo (pronounced "Lah-goon-ah ") is located 42 miles west of Albuquerque, between Acoma and Isleta Pueblos. It is the largest Keresan speaking Pueblo, with around eight thousand members. They prize thinking above all human attributes and value intellectual activity and education.  A scholarship program is conducted by the Pueblo, insuring advanced [...]

Nambe Pueblo

English Pronunciation: "Nam-bay" Nambe is only a few miles north of the city of Santa Fe. In the Tewa language, spoken by the people of the Nambe Pueblo, the word Nambe means “People of the Round Earth.” Perhaps this is a reference to the landscape which encircles the Pueblo, with its spectacular beauty and the [...]

Picuris Pueblo

Picuris, pronounced "Pick-ah-reese," was called by its neighbors "pikuria", or "those who paint". Picuris Pueblo is nestled in a setting of serene beauty in what is known as the "Hidden Valley" of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Northern New Mexico. It is located just 60 miles north of Santa Fe, and 24 miles southeast [...]

Pojoaque Pueblo

Traditional Name: PO-SUWAE-GEH Pojoaque Pueblo, pronounced "Po-wock-ee or Po-hock-ee", is one of the six Northern Tewa speaking Rio Grande Pueblos.  Archeological studies of the area have dated inhabitation of the historic Pojoaque Pueblo area as early as 500 AD with a large prehistoric population in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.  Pojoaque has always [...]

San Felipe Pueblo

Traditional Name: Katishtya San Felipe, pronounced "San Fa-lee-pay", is one of the most culturally conservative of all the Keresan speaking people, passionately retaining their traditional religion and customs despite relentless pressures from the outside world. Although the Pueblo is not more than thirty miles from Albuquerque, the fact that outsiders are not encouraged to visit [...]

San Ildefonso Pueblo

Traditional Name: Po-woh-ge-oweenge "Where the water cuts through" Located approximately 20 miles north of Santa Fe, San Ildefonso, pronounced "San Ill-day-fon-so”, is one of the best known New Mexico Pueblos because of the famous black-on-black pottery which originated there and which was revived in the nineteen-twenties. At that time San Ildefonso, like many other Pueblos, [...]

San Juan Ohkey Owingeh Pueblo

Traditional Name: Ohkay Owingeh San Juan Pueblo has become Ohkay Owingeh (pronounced O-keh o-WEENG-eh), which translates to “Place of the Strong People.”  San Juan Pueblo is no more. The pueblo's tribal council restored the community's traditional name in September 2005. Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson instructed all state agencies to refer to the pueblo [...]

Sandia Pueblo

English Pronunciation: "San-dee-ah" Sandia Pueblo, whose traditional name is NA-FIAT, is perhaps the least known and understood of the dozens of Pueblo cultures than once dominated the Rio Grande Valley. The reservation covers 22,877 acres on the east side of the Rio Grande Valley. The Sandia people are members of the pre-Columbian Tiwa language group [...]

Santa Ana Pueblo

English Pronunciation: "San-ta Ah-na" Traditional Name: TAMAYA The location of the original Santa Ana Pueblo is unknown, for all the members of the community either left or were killed during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.  After the re-conquest of the New Mexico territory by the Spanish in 1692-1694, the place known as Tamaya or the [...]

Santa Clara Pueblo

English Pronunciation: "San-ta Cla-ra" Santa Clara Pueblo, whose traditional name is  Kha'p'oo Owinge  (Valley of the Wild Roses), is located 26 miles north of Santa Fe along the Rio Grande River and dates back to the 12th century. Santa Clara Pueblo offers visitors a number of highly diverse attractions, from tours of the pre-historic cliff [...]

Santo Domingo Kewa Pueblo

In 2009, Santo Domingo Pueblo's tribal council decided to change the pueblo's name back to theancestral name Kewa Pueblo (pronounced KEE-wah) and is situated between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Santo Domingo, one of the largest of the northern Pueblos, is one of the best known tribes of the southwest Indians, largely because of their skill [...]