• Quarai 2014

    Salinas Pueblo Missions

    National Monument New Mexico


Mound 7 Lynx
A baby mountain lion found during the excavation of Mound 7.
SAPU Museum Collection

With hundreds, if not thousands, of years of history, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument has a wealth of stories, legends, and lies. In the following pages we will highlight some of the stories, histories, and events from Salinas Pueblo Missions.

Did You Know?

Letrado raking to southwest

The overall shape of the original pueblo at Gran Quivira, what is now called Mound 7, was round with a circular plaza in the middle, unlike the square house-blocks of pueblos today.