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Jemez Historic Site

Pueblo Independence Day 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020

Pueblo Independence Day 2020
Presented By:
Jemez, Coronado, and Los Luceros Historic Sites

Come join us for our 18th annual commemoration of Pueblo Independence Day. On August 10, 1680, the Pueblo People of New Mexico and Arizona launched a successful rebellion against Spanish colonization. Commemorative activities include: Videos and Virtual activities from the staff at Jemez Historic Site. The videos will include a short history of Pueblo Independence Day and its significance for the Pueblo People of Jemez. Their brave resistance helped preserve the Pueblo way of life: our culture, our languages and our right to one day reclaim our aboriginal lands. We will also showcase past Pueblo Independence Day commemorations through a video, and have an activity designed by our instructional coordinator, Marlon Magdalena.


Religion and Rebellion in 17th Century New Mexico

The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 did not occur in a vacuum. It represents the nexus in a broader century of religious and political conflict between the Spanish and Native American in New Mexico. This presentation will discuss the arrival of the Franciscan missionaries and the impacts Catholicism had on Pueblo culture resulting in both conflict and accommodation. Underlying these interactions is a lesson of tolerance, which remains relevant to this day. (live presentation will be on August 6, but we will want to put a copy on the website for August 10).

Pueblo Independence Day 2020: Morning Program

Join the Jemez and Los Luceros staff in our morning program, including activities and a brief history lesson on the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.

Posted by Jemez Historic Site on Saturday, August 8, 2020

Here's a YouTube Link if you're unable to access the Facebook!

Pueblo Independence Day 2020: Morning Program

Join the Jemez, Coronado, and Los Luceros staff in our morning program, including activities and a brief history lesson on the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.

Making Green Chile Stew!

Enjoy the summer meal of Green Chile Stew (the Jemez way) with Jemez Ranger Brenda Tafoya!


Download the Chile Stew Recipe here!

Pueblo Shields with Marlon!

Marlon Magdalena, Jemez Instructional Coordinator, shows us the importance of Jemez shields and teaches us how to make our very own!


Download the activity instructions here!

A Brief History of Po'Pay

Los Luceros Ranger, Rebecca Ward, gives us a brush up history of Po'Pay and the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.

Pueblo Independence Day 2020: Friends of Coronado Historic Site Talk

Matthew Barbour shares his knowledge of the context surrounding the Pueblo Revolt of 1960. Tune in to learn more!

Posted by Jemez Historic Site on Saturday, August 8, 2020

PUEBLO DISCLAIMER: Not for the uninitiated

Here's a YouTube Link if you're unable to access the Facebook!

Pueblo Independence Day 2020: Friends of Coronado Historic Site Talk

Matthew Barbour shares his knowledge of the context surrounding the Pueblo Revolt of 1960. Tune in to learn more!