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New Mexico Pueblos

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Eight Northern Pueblos
====Picuris Pueblo====
On state road 75 just west of the junction with state road 76, near Peñasco, ''+1 575'' 587-2519.
The smallest of the pueblos population-wise, Picuris is in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Taos and [[Española (New Mexico)|Española]], near the small community of Peñasco. Picuris potters create an interesting pottery that, unlike other pueblo art, doesn't have much ornamentation. It is made using micaceous clay gathered locally, giving the pottery a faint glitter due to the mica flakes. The St. Lawrence Feast Day is held on August 10.
====Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo====
Off of state road 68 a few miles north of [[Española (New Mexico)|Española]], ''+1 505'' 852-4400.
Ohkay Owingeh (formerly known as '''San Juan Pueblo''', which is still a name you will see even on some recent maps) is the headquarters of the Eight Northern Pueblos. Ohkay Owingeh is also the home of the Oke Owinge Arts & Crafts Cooperative, an art center where you can see artists at work. The St. John the Baptist Feast Day is held on June 23-24.
====Santa Clara Pueblo====
On state road 30 just south of [[Española (New Mexico)|Española]], ''+1 505'' 753-7330. Just south of Españolaalong the Rio Grande, Santa Clara operates the '''Puye Cliff Dwellings''', the ruins of an ancient pueblo that was built into and atop the high cliffs above the Rio Grande Valley. Be sure to call ahead though, as Puye is perhaps most often closed due to fire danger or deterioration of the ruins. Santa Clara artisans are well known for their unique black and red potterywith deep engravings. The St. Clare Feast Day is held on August 12.
====San Ildefonso Pueblo====
A short distance south On state road 502 west of EspañolaPojoaque, ''+1 505'' 455-2273. Situated on the Rio Grande near "Black Mesa" (a large volcanic outcropping just north of the village), San Ildefonso is most famous for being the home of Maria Martinez, known for her black-on-black pottery style which has become popular for many pueblo potters. The San Ildefonso Feast Day is held on January 23.
====[[Pojoaque|Pojoaque Pueblo]]====
On US-84/285 between [[Santa Fe (New Mexico)|Santa Fe]] and [[Española (New Mexico)|Española]], ''+1 505'' 455-2278. At Pojoaque you won't find any many historic structures due to the pueblo's often troubled history, having been abandoned and reestablished a few times since the arrival of Europeans. Pojoaque is more of a stop-over between [[Santa Fe (New Mexico)|Santa Fe]] and [[Española (New Mexico)|Española]] these days, with a casino, resort, and truck stop. However, Poeh is the home of the '''Poeh Museum''' [], which is dedicated to pueblo art and culture in the area. The Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day is held on December 10.
====Nambé Pueblo====
Just On state road 503 just east of Pojoaque, ''+1 505'' 455-2278. Nambe is a small village without any major attractions with some artistic heritage, and is known for a distinctive style of pottery called "Nambé Polychrome". Nearby is the average visitor'''Nambe Falls''' [], a park operated by the pueblo which contains a beautiful waterfall. The San Francisco de Assisi Feast Day is held on October 4.
====Tesuque Pueblo====
A short distance On US-84/285 about 10 miles north of [[Santa Fe (New Mexico)|Santa Fe]], ''+1 505'' 983-2667. Tesuque is a small pueblo most well known for being the home of Camel Rock, an unusual rock formation along the road between Santa Fe and Española which, from certain angles, does indeed look like a camel. Just across the road is the pueblo's Camel Rock Casino. The San Diego Feast Day is held on November 12.
===[[Central New Mexico]] Pueblos===

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