• Quarai 2014

    Salinas Pueblo Missions

    National Monument New Mexico

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

    The Cibola National Forest has implemented Stage 2 fire restrictions, which apply inside park boundaries. More »

History & Culture

Car at GQ
An automobile at Gran Quivira National Monument in 1925
SAPU Museum Collection
 

For hundreds of years, the Missions, Pueblos, Kivas, and Homesteads of Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument have stood as testaments to the people and cultures that have called this area home. From the prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan and Jumano groups, to the 17th century Spanish Franciscan missionaries, the returning settlers of the 1800s, and the 19th and 20th century archeologists and Park Service employees, the People, Places, and Stories of the Salinas Pueblo Missions make this a special place.

 
Cover of Historic Structures Report

For further information on the history of Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument please check out: "In the Midst of a Loneliness"The Architectural History of the Salinas Missions.

 

 
 

Did You Know?

SBII East Elevation and Md7

By traditional division of labor the women and children of the community were mainly responsible for building the masonry house blocks of the pueblo, and they also built the mission structures.