• 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?


The Salinas Pueblo Missions were all abandoned prior to the 1680 Pueblo Revolt, and despite numerous attempts, permanent settlements were not re-established in the area until the mid-1800s.