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Northern Pueblos

 

Tesuque Pueblo (Te-Tsu-Ge)
Route 11, Box 1
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-983-2667
Reservation Population: 702
Language: Tewa

Located just north of Santa Fe on US Highway 64/285, Tesuque Pueblo was established around 1250. The modern-day village was established in 1694. Its visitor services include an RV park and the Camel Rock Casino. A number of art galleries in the village are open to visitors.


Pojoaque Pueblo (P'o Suwae-Geh)
Route 11, Box 71
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-455-2278
Reservation Population: 2,481 (only about 6% tribal members)
Language: Tewa

One of the six Tewa-speaking villages, Pojoaque has revitalized itself after near-extinction in the early 1900's, and now offers a new museum, the Poeh Cultural Center, a visitor's center, hotel, and the Cities of Gold Casino. It is the smallest of New Mexico's Pueblos.


Nambé Pueblo (Nambe)
Route 1, Box 117-BB
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 455-7692
Reservation Population: 1,358
Language: Tewa

Nambe is situated in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Originally established around AD 1300, the village is now a National Historic Landmark. Its beautiful setting, including lakes, waterfalls, and mountain terrain, is a major tourist draw. Visitor services include camping facilities, fishing, art galleries, and organized tours.


San Ildefonso Pueblo (P'o-Woh-Ge-Owinge)
Route 5, Box 315-A
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 455-2273
Reservation Population: 1,586
Language: Tewa

San Ildefonso is located on the Rio Grande River, on the flanks of the Jemez Mountains. San Ildefonso is famed for its pottery. Two of its members, Julian and Maria Martinez, developed a distinctive polished black-on-black pottery form in the 1920s which continues to be popular today with artists and collectors. Visitor services include numerous galleries, picnic facilities, and fishing.


Santa Clara Pueblo (Kha P'o)
PO Box 580
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 753-7326
Reservation Population: 10,230 (tribal members 15%)
Language: Tewa

 


San Juan Pueblo (Ohkay-Owingeh)
Governor's Office
PO Box 1099
Santa Fe, NM 87566
(505) 852-4400
Reservation Population: 5,237
Language: Tewa

 


Picuris Pueblo (Pikuri)
PO Box 127
Penasco, NM 87553
(505) 587-2519
Reservation Population: 1,899
Language: Tiwa

 


Taos Pueblo (Tu-Tah)
PO Box 1846
Taos, NM 87571
(505) 758-8626
Reservation Population: 1,700
Language: Tiwa

One of the most popular tourist destinations in New Mexico, Taos Pueblo has been continuously occupied for more than 1,000 years. Visitors are very welcome, but the village is closed to outsiders at various times throughout the year for religious observances, so check beforehand. There are numerous shops in the Pueblo which sell high quality Native art and crafts.