• 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?

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The caravan that supplied the missions only arrived every three years. Included in one year’s shipment was 45 gallons of sacramental wine, 42 pounds of prepared candle wax, and 26 gallons of lamp oil for illuminating the altar.