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    5 New Mexico pueblos to visit

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    ACOMA

    Mesa-top village (above) 65 miles west of Albuquerque has architecturally
    acclaimed cultural center and
    museum. Guided tours available.

    www.sccc.acomaskycity.org

    2

    TAOS

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    Multistoried adobe buildings here have been inhabited for more

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    than 1,000 years. Guided tours
    led by pueblo youth give
    palpable sense of community life.

    www.taospueblo.com

    3

    SANTA CLARA

    Just 24 miles north of Santa Fe,

    this is the gateway to the
    ancient Puye Cliff Dwellings,

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    carved into the mesa walls by the
    ancestors of the Santa Clara people.

    www.puyecliffs.com

    4

    SAN ILDEFONSO

    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.

    505-455-3549

    5

    ZUNI

    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.

    www.zunitourism.com

    PATRICIA HARRIS

    and DAVID LYON