What Does “Anasazi” Mean, and Why Is It Controversial?

We were recently updating a page on our website and were surprised when we came across some text using the outdated term “Anasazi.” We recognized the need to change the term on that page, and to search the site for any other remaining references. Realizing that people visit the IPCC

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Fighting Fires and Chasing Dinosaurs: An Interview with Artist Levon Loncassion

Fighting Fires and Chasing Dinosaurs: An Interview with Artist Levon Loncassion Levon Loncassion is an award-winning artist from Zuni Pueblo, with works at Mesa Verde National Park’s visitor center and the Heard Museum. A former wildland firefighter, his art is heavily influenced by nature, along with Zuni culture, and artists

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Carol Lucero Gachupin: Telling a Story of Walatowa Storytellers

From red rocks to white hills and green fields, this is the place where Towa words ride the wind, reaching the ears of corn along the Jemez River, and the ears of the Walatowa people. Growing up in Jemez Pueblo with a love for art and words, how could Carol

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10 Treasures for Travelers (and Locals) at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

What are some of the top things you look for when you travel — food, new experiences, art, culture, entertainment, lodging? The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center features all of these in one convenient location. Whether you’re visiting from across the world or across the street, we’ve got a lot to

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Pueblo Bread, Fresh from the Oven

December 19, 2016 No Pueblo meal is complete without oven bread, especially when it’s pulled hot from the outdoor horno. Experienced bread-eaters know that you don’t even need to slice the loaf, just tear off pieces. Everyone pulls their favorite part: the crust is perfect for scooping up mouthfuls of

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Fighting for the Right to Vote

November 7, 2016 One in ten New Mexicans is Native American, meaning our state’s population has the second-highest percentage of Native citizens in the country. But despite the strong and vibrant presence of Indigenous people across the state—from the Navajo Nation in the northwest to the Jicarilla Apache Nation, Mescalero

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Season of the Buffalo

October 17, 2016 Autumn months have historically meant two things for Pueblo people living off the land’s bounty in New Mexico: harvest and hunting. For centuries, cooler weather brought herds of bison to the southernmost edges of the Great Plains, where Pueblo hunting parties traveled to meet them each year.

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The Remarkable Runners of Jemez

July 18, 2016 At an elevation of 5,604 feet, Jemez Pueblo is over a mile high—the sort of place world-class athletes travel to train and build high-altitude endurance. But for the people of Jemez, the tall red mesas of northern New Mexico are simply home. Thin mountain air has never

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