San Felipe, San Ildefonso & San Juan - Albuquerque Area Pueblos
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 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.
Santa Fe NM 87506
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