More than 300 years ago, Puebloan people throughout the New Mexico territory staged a daring revolt against Spanish Conquistadors. The campaign, known today as the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, was waged to preserve Native American ways of life threatened by indoctrination and assimilation.
The efforts of those Puebloans are recognized annually as the Pueblo Independence Day. The day-long events take place in the beautiful and historic Jemez valley, leading up to the Jemez Historic Site.
Guests and native participants alike will converge at the site to take part in a run, art exchange, and ceremonial dancing. It’s a great opportunity for guests to learn about this important chapter in New Mexico history, as well as celebrate the continued preservation of Puebloan ways of life.
More information can be found online at NMHistoricSites.org.