Jemez Pueblo is one of the larger of what is frequently called “the 19 Rio Grande pueblos.” This means they are among the 19 survivors from among the dozens which were found along the Rio Grande at the time of the Spanish entrada in 1541. For a brief history of the Jemez people, go the Walatowa Visitor Center website ( and click on “History.” Their history is also told through exhibits at the Jemez Historic Site Museum and the museum at Walatowa Visitor Center on Hwy. 4.

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