From Mesa Verde to Santa Fe: Pueblo Identity in the Southwest

Division of Education Programs

Photo of Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park
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Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park.

Courtesy of National Park Service

The institute will evaluate why and how Pueblo people left their Mesa Verde homeland, what happened when they arrived and settled in the northern Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico, and how the arrival of Spaniards affected Pueblo options and responses to the challenges presented by their new homeland.