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Acoma Pueblo, Sky City




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Acoma Pueblo is one of the 19 Native American Pueblos located in New Mexico. Located about 60 miles west of Albuquerque, it's built atop a sheer-walled, 367-foot sandstone bluff in a valley filled with towering monoliths. Established in 1150, Acoma Pueblo is among the oldest continuously inhabited communities in North America. The mesa-top settlement is known worldwide for its unique art and rich culture.

Acoma Pueblo has 4,800 tribal members with more than 250 dwellings, none of which have electricity, sewer, or water. In 1629, construction began on the massive San Esteban del Rey Mission, a Catholic mission. Both the Mission and the Pueblo are Registered National Historical Landmarks.

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