Mesa-top village (above) 65 miles west of Albuquerque has architecturally
acclaimed cultural center and
museum. Guided tours available.
Multistoried adobe buildings here have been inhabited for more
than 1,000 years. Guided tours
led by pueblo youth give
palpable sense of community life.
Just 24 miles north of Santa Fe,
this is the gateway to the
ancient Puye Cliff Dwellings,
carved into the mesa walls by the
ancestors of the Santa Clara people.
Tiny pueblo northwest of Santa Fe
is famed for the black-on-black
pottery pioneered by Maria Martinez and for dances open to outsiders in
June, July, September, and January.
Largest and most traditional
of the state’s 19 pueblos, Zuni is famed for pottery, jewelry, and animal fetish stone carvings. Stunning murals
in 1629 mission church span
Zuni and Roman Catholic
religious traditions. History, art,
and archeology tours available.
and DAVID LYON