• Long House in autumn

    Bandelier

    National Monument New Mexico

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We Are Still Here

San Ildefonso potter

Many Pueblo people continue the traditional crafts passed down through the generations.

photo by sally king

"For hundreds of years our people have conducted traditional activities. Our people sang, danced, and prayed the same songs, dances, and prayers we continue today. We do these things for the good of ALL people – for life, health, and blessings; and continue what we are taught by our elders. When we participate in these activities, we help our communities, our people, and our children to continue as Pueblo people." – Affiliated Pueblo Committee

Bandelier's museum collections contain works representing six pueblos with traditional ties to Bandelier – Cochiti, San Felipe, Santo Domingo, San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, and Zuni. These items connect the past to the present – the designs, the techniques, and the colors. While some things are unique to certain people or places, many of these works have roots in beliefs and traditions shared by Pueblo people. These vibrant pieces, new and old, highlight the values, resilience, and wisdom of the Pueblo people.

See Bandelier's extensive museum collection

Did You Know?

Black-chinned Hummingbird chicks in nest

Hummingbirds use a combination of plant material, lichens, and moss held together by spider webs to make a flexible nest. This nest can expand to meet the needs of the growing chicks.