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U.S. History Topics » Ethnic Groups » Native Americans

Gran Quivira: A Blending of Cultures in a Pueblo Indian Village

can help students understand daily life and how it changed for the Pueblo Indians of Gran Quivira, the largest of the three Salinas pueblos located in central New Mexico. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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Interesting Fact:

In the remote Salinas basin in central New Mexico stand the weathered ruins of three Puebloan villages and the 17th-century Spanish colonial missions that make up Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. Two ancient southwestern cultural traditions—the Mogollon (muggy-own) and Anasazi—overlapped here and resulted in the Puebloan communities of Abó, Quarai, and Gran Quivira (also known as Las Humanas).
Photo of the Gran Quivira Unit, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.

Gran Quivira unit

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