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Albuquerque


New Mexico

Albuquerque Area Pueblos &Tribal Groups: Acoma & Cochiti

Acoma (Ah'-koh-mah)
Fifty miles west of Albuquerque, Acoma Pueblo is impressively situated atop a 365-foot sandstone mesa. Although most present-day Acomas have residences in nearby villages, "Sky City" has several families still occupying the old homes on the mesa. The delicately decorated pottery of Acoma is among the most prized of Indian crafts. Many fine pieces are for sale in the Visitors Center at the base of the mesa, which also houses a museum, a restaurant and the information center where tours of the pueblo are arranged. Visitors may attend several festivals during the year at the pueblo. Guided hikes are available. Tribal operated gaming is available at Sky City Casino. The pueblo also has the Sky City Hotel and Conference Center.
Location: Acoma NM 87034

Cochiti (Koh'-chee-tee)
Cochiti Pueblo is midway between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The Storyteller, a seated adult with a number of children sitting around her, is one of the most popular pieces of Cochiti Pueblo pottery. Many Cochiti artists also work in watercolors, ink and oil paint. Cochiti is well-known for its handcrafted, double-headed drums (drums play a significant role in pueblo ceremonials). Cochiti Lake offers fishing, sailing, swimming and other water sports. Cochiti Lake Golf Course is ranked among the top 25 courses in the US.
Location: Cochiti Pueblo NM 87072

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Acoma Pueblo sits atop a 376 ft mesa overlooking the desert. Acoma is the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States.
Acoma Pueblo sits atop a 376 ft mesa overlooking the desert. Acoma is the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States.

   
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