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New Mexico
New Mexico

There are many Native American sites on the web. Below you will find linksto some of these, plus addresses and phones numbers for the nineteen pueblos, the Mescalero and Jicarilla Apache reservations and the Navajo Nation.

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)

Crownpoint Rug Weavers Association

Department of the Interior's American Indian/Alaska Native sites and links

Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial

The Heard Museum

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet

Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990

Indian Arts & Crafts Association

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology (University of New Mexico)

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (MIAC)

National Museum of the American Indian

Native American Home Pages

New Mexico Cultural Treasures

New Mexico Indian Tourism Association (NMITA)

School of American Research

Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA)

Wingspread Collector's Guide 1999

Addresses and phone numbers for the nineteen pueblos, the Jicarilla
and Mescalero Apache reservations and the Navajo Nation

Acoma, PO Box 309, Acomita, NM, 87034 (505) 552-6604

Acoma Pueblo Museum is often called Sky City because it is situated on top
of a mesa, about 430 feet above the valley floor. The Pueblo Museum includes
Indian pottery from the 15th century to the present. (The Acoma people are
known for their delicately decorated black-on-white pottery.) The museum
collection also includes a photo archive and documents relating to the
history of Acoma.

Hours: 8am - 4:30pm (winter); 8am - 7pm (summer)

Events: Our Calendar

Admission: free

Location: NM23 (12 miles SW of I-40)
Acoma Pueblo, NM 87034

Cochiti, PO Box 70, Cochiti, NM 87041 (505) 867-3211

Isleta, PO Box 1270 Isleta, NM 87022 (505) 869-3111

Jemez, PO Box 100, Jemez Pueblo, NM 87024 (505) 834-7359

Laguna, PO Box 194, Laguna, NM (505) 552-6654

Namb, PO Box Route 1, Box 117-BB, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 455-7692

Picuris, PO Box 127, Peasco, NM 87553 (505) 587-2519


Welcome to the beautiful Picuris Pueblo, located in a hidden valley of the
Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) Mountains of Northern New Mexico. People
from all over the world come to visit our traditional, peaceful village.


Southern Pueblo neighbors called them "pikuria" - those who paint. Spanish
explorer Don Juan de Oate referred to the village as the "Grande Pueblo de
Picuris." Over 400 years later the tranquil Pueblo of Picuris remains
isolated and little-known in its sheltered valley in the Sangre de Cristo
Mountains along the banks of the Rio Pueblo. The people of Picuris migrated
to their present location 750 years ago, around 1250 AD, from a larger
pueblo in the Pot Creek area, which had a population of 3,000, the ruins of
which are still in that area.


While Picuris is the smallest of New Mexico's 19 pueblo tribes, with 339
inhabitants, it enjoys a rich cultural heritage and abundant recreational
opportunities. The 200 year-old San Lorenzo mission was recently restored
using original building methods, hand-hewn corbels, vigas, and various
artifacts found during excavation. Volunteers molded thousands of adobe
bricks by hand and the pueblo is thankful to all who helped in the
restoration. Recently the pueblo restored its spiritual connection to the
buffalo by maintaining a growing herd.


The Tribal Museum displays historical artifacts. Contemporary arts and
crafts on display can be purchased. Visitors can relax in the Hidden Valley
Restaurant where both Native Picuris specialties, chilies and stews, and
traditional American fare are offered. Two scenic, well-stocked fishing
ponds along with campground and picnic areas provide secluded getaways for
the road weary traveler. The Village's restaurant, museum and gift shop are

In addition to the Picuris Pueblo village attractions, the pueblo is
majority owner in a partnership that operates the Hotel Santa Fe in Santa
Fe, NM.


The people of Picuris are potters. Early pottery consisted of white or grey
vessels painted with black designs, which can be seen in the museum.

Today's pottery is recognized for its sparkling, bronze-like finish. The
rare clay containing mica, is found in the mountains located northeast of
the Village. These unique pots are used for cooking and are said to enhance
the flavor of food.

We host an Arts & Crafts Fair each year, the first weekend of July. This is
an opportunity to view and purchase native weaving, jewelry, sculpture and
bead work from our village and visiting artists.


Picuris is constructing a Multi-purpose Community Center, an 18,598 sq. ft.
building to be used for cultural and educational activities. 1st Phase is
complete, 9,040 sq. ft., a gymnasium, men & women's bathroom/dressing room
with shower area, ticket master and concession area. 2nd Phase is a Holistic
Healing Center. Donations are welcomed and accepted, and, are tax-exempt
under the Indian Tax Status Act. Contributions will benefit our American
Indian Community. All contributions will be welcomed and accepted. Please
send donations to: Picuris Pueblo Community Center, PO Box 127, Peasco, NM
87553 or call (505) 587-2519.


The Picuris people still conduct their ancient traditional ceremonies in
private in their kivas. During certain times of the year, however,
ceremonies are open to the public. You are welcome to join us for these
public dances and events. (Please inquire before photographing the dances).

January 6 - King's Day (Dia de los Reyes) Various Ceremonial Dances

January 25 - Various Ceremonial Dances

February 2 - Various Ceremonial Dances

Last Weekend of June - Tri-Cultural Arts & Crafts Fair

August 9 - San Lorenzo Vespers/Sunset Dance

August 10 - San Lorenzo Feast Day. Patron Saint of Picuris. Celebration
includes dances, procession, foot races, and pole climbing.

December 24 - Vespers-Matachina Dance

December 25 - Matachina Dance

December 28 - Children's Dance

Selected readings:

Indian Tales from Picuris Pueblo, J.P. Harrington, Ancient City Press, Santa
Fe, NM. ISBN#0-941270-50-5

Northern Pueblos Visitors Guide (printed annually) available at Visitors

Handbook of North American Indians, Vol.9, pgs. 268-277.


Picuris Pueblo is 60 miles north of Santa Fe on NM 68, 13 miles east of the
junction at Embudo, on NM 75. Only 24 miles southeast of Taos.

Take the Scenic High Road on NM 518 to NM 75 and go west to Picuris.

For more information regarding Picuris Pueblo events, guided tours, group
arrangements and hours of operation, we invite you to contact us.

P.O. Box 127 - Penasco, NM 87553
(505) 587-2957 (Visitor Center)
or (505) 587-2519

Poeh Cultural Center 87501 (505) 455-2278

Sandia, PO Box 6008, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-3317

San Felipe, PO Box A, San Felipe Pueblo, NM 87001 (505) 867-3381

San Ildefonso, Route 5, Box 315-A, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 455-2273

San Juan, PO Box 1099, Santa Fe, NM 87566 (505) 852-4400

Santa Ana, 02 Dove Road, Bernalillo, NM 87004 (505) 867-3395

Santa Clara, PO Box 580, Espaola, NM 87532 (505) 753-7326

Santo Domingo, PO Box 99, Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM 87052 (505) 465-2214

Taos, PO Box 1846, Taos, NM 87571 (505)758-8626

Tesuque, Route 11 Box 1, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 983-2667

Zia, 135 Capitol Square Drive, Zia Pueblo, NM 87053-6013 (505) 867-3304

Zuni, PO Box 339, Zuni, NM (505) 782-4481

Jicarilla Apache Reservation, PO Box 547, Dulce, NM 87528 (505) 759-3242
Jicarilla Museum

The museum, under the authority of the Jicarilla Apache Indian Tribal
Council, features exhibits of basketry, beadwork, paintings, leatherwork,
and other arts and crafts.

Hours: 8am - 5pm (Mon. - Fri.)

Events: Our Calendar

Admission: free

Location: Dulce, NM 87528

Contact: Phone: 505-759-3242

Address: P.O. Box 507
Dulce, NM 87528

Mescalero Apache Reservation, PO Box 176, Mescalero, NM 88340 (505) 671-4494

Navajo Nation, PO Box 308, Window Rock, AZ 86515 (520) 871-4941