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Albuquerque


New Mexico

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

The rich treasures of tradition, culture and creativity are just part of the legacy left by the original inhabitants of the Southwest thousands of years ago. Their story unfolds through the fascinating exhibits on display at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. The center is a nonprofit organization owned and maintained by the 19 Indian pueblos in the state. A triumph of dedication and determination, the multilevel building is patterned after a traditional pueblo (village). The lower level houses a museum and tells the story of the Pueblo Indians from prehistoric times to the present through displays of ancient artifacts. The upper level, divided into a series of alcoves (one for each of the 19 tribes), explains the culture of each through changing exhibits, murals and contemporary art.

The museum's restaurant is unique, serving only Native American food, with Indian baked bread and Indian fry bread as its two most requested "take-out" items. The Center showcases its collection of original paintings and sculpture emphasizing only the finest quality work. Jewelry, pottery, leather crafts and paintings are on display and available for sale. Indian dances are featured every Saturday and Sunday, 11am-2pm. Cameras are permitted.

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Spectators can view a variety of American Indian dances year round at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.
Spectators can view a variety of American Indian dances year round at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

   
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