Located between the cities of Albuquerque and Gallup, Acoma and Laguna Pueblos are a wonderful destination for those seeking to learn about a unique Native American culture. Visit the famous Acoma Sky City, which features a spectacular view of the region. The local pottery, with its intricate, polychrome designs, is also worth a look. The villages of Acoma and Laguna are also notable for their art and crafts.
Acoma and Laguna Pueblos are located near the San Jose River. The two communities share a common history and culture, including their language and high school. The two adobe pueblos share a patron saint, San José. The two communities were connected by a mission and the same mission. In fact, the priest of Acoma, Father Ramirez, brought a painting of the saint to Laguna, which the villagers attributed to supernatural powers. The painting was believed to have healing powers, as the people in the Acoma and Laguna believed that it would bring prosperity to them. Then, a drought decimated the community of Laguna, and the Acoma people began to look for other means of protection.
Acoma and Laguna Pueblos are federally recognized Native American communities with a land base of 431,664 acres. Located on the San Jose River, the communities have over 5000 members. The Acoma Pueblo’s San Jose painting is the patron saint of the region. It is said that the painting brought by Father Ramirez helped the Acoma people achieve prosperity. At that time, the region was plagued with disease and drought.
Today, Acoma and Laguna share the same high school and are neighboring. The two Pueblos are separated by a few miles, but the two communities are close enough to be visited as a whole. The Acoma are the only town in the region to have a high school. They are located about 60 miles apart, but they share a common language. However, the Acoma were the first to bring a painting to Acoma from King Charles II. The people of Acoma and Laguna believed that this painting had supernatural powers and credited it with prosperity. The Acoma had a long history of drought, disease, and poverty, while Laguna had a prosperous life.
The Spanish first visited Acoma in 1150, and the Acoma inhabited the area for over 500 years. In the 19th century, they migrated to the present-day sky city. Although they were not able to stay there, the Acoma continued to live in the region and have remained in the city. They also have strong cultural ties with the Zuni and the nearby Laguna Pueblos.
The Acoma and Laguna Pueblos were founded in 1771. In the 1920s, the NTHP formally recognized Acoma as a National Historic Site. The Acoma and Laguna Pueblo communities have since developed a new economy. Both have been part of the United States for hundreds of years. The Acoma and Laguna Puebossas have a long history of preserving their culture and their traditions.