Salt, Societies, and Spirituality: A Tale of Two Cultures.

Tucked away in the middle of New Mexico you’ll find Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.  Its three distinct sites offer a glimpse into a unique time in history—a time entrenched with cultural borrowing, conflict and struggles.  These sites continue to stand as reminders of the Spanish and Pueblo peoples’ early encounters and prompt exploration of today’s interactions among different people.

The majestic Milky Way shines over Gran Quivira ruins .

Stars over Gran Quivira

The majestic Milky Way shines over Gran Quivira ruins.

Spiney star cactus in full bloom with pinkish flowers.

Cacti at Abó ruins

The beauty of desert plants.

Home to Different Cultures

Home to Different Cultures

Art from those who came before.

Last updated: January 23, 2020

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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
PO Box 517

Mountainair, NM 87036-0517


(505) 847-2585

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