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New Mexico

San Felipe, San Ildefonso & San Juan - Albuquerque Area Pueblos

San Felipe (sahn fey-LEE-peh)
San Felipe Pueblo is situated 30 miles northwest of Albuquerque off 1-25 and about 10 miles north of Bernalillo. The present pueblo was founded during the early 18th century and today, still retains its traditional customs. Outsiders are generally not encouraged to visit but the pueblo does welcome visitors to the Annual Feast Day on May 1. Innovative pottery and some jewelry forms are produced by pueblo members. Tribal operated gaming is available at San Felipe Casino Hollywood.
Location:San Felipe Pueblo NM 87001

San Ildefonso (sahn eel-deh-FOHN-soh)
San Ildefonso has been located at its present site (20 miles northwest of Santa Fe off NM 502, the road to Los Alamos) since the late 1500s. Beautifully situated on the eastern bank of the Rio Grande, San Ildefonso is very well known for its black-on-black pottery which commands the respect of fine art collectors worldwide. Some dances are open to the public throughout the year; of particular importance is the Buffalo-Deer Dance, which takes place on San Ildefonso's feast day. A museum displays local arts and crafts. The Visitors Center can provide additional information and direct people to craft shops in the pueblo. Fishing is available at the lake.
Location:Route 5 Santa Fe NM 87506

San Juan (sahn HUAHN)
San Juan Pueblo, located five miles north of Española, off US-285, is home to the headquarters of the Eight Northern Indian Pueblo Council, which promotes cooperative efforts among the northern pueblos. The pueblo has a well known art center, the Oke Oweenge Arts & Crafts Cooperative. Traditional arts here include woodcarving and pottery. Buffalo, Basket and Cloud Dances with beautifully dressed dancers are presented several times a year. Tribal operated gaming is available at Ohkay Casino and Resort.
Location:San Juan Pueblo NM 87566




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