KEWA PUEBLO




English Pronunciation: "Key Wa" I-25, 33 miles north of Albuquerque, exit 259,north 4 miles on
NM 22, west 1 mile on local road.

Kewa Pueblo is a well know tribe of the
southwest Indians, largely because of their
skill in marketing, their jewelry and other crafts.
The Pueblo is fifth in population of the nineteen
New Mexico Pueblos, and is generally considered
the most conservative in terms of customs and culture.

Life in the Pueblo has altered little since the
arrival of the white man, Kewa people have closely
guarded their ceremonies, placing great emphasis
on their ancient religious structures and societies,
the center of the social structure.

While adhering strictly to tribal authority, much
of the Pueblo productivity is devoted to the making
of jewelry. They travel all over the country displaying
and selling the silver and turquoise necklaces, rings
and bracelets which have made them famous They
also make fine turquoise heishe and many other highly crafted
necklaces with other gem stones and silver.

As would be expected the pottery of Kewa is
strictly traditional, reproducing with care, the
ancient forms and decorations.

Like so many other Indian festivals, the Kewa Dances
attract many visitors. Among others, the Corn Dance
of their patron saints day (Santo Domingo) is very popular, as well as the
Sandaro, which consists of a lot of clowning.

There are other ceremonies during the Christmas
and Easter holidays.

If you need event dates please contact the Pueblo Directly
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