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Near Cubero in Cibola County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pueblo of Ácoma

 
 
Pueblo of Acoma Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
1. Pueblo of Acoma Marker
Inscription. Built atop a great mesa for defensive purposes, Ácoma has been continuously occupied since the 13th century. A dramatic battle between the Ácomas and Oñate's forces occurred here in 1599. The mission church of San Esteban was built between 1629 and 1641, and today looks much as described by Fray Francisco Atanasio Dominquez in 1776.
 
Location. 35° 4.343′ N, 107° 33.301′ W. Marker is near Cubero, New Mexico, in Cibola County. Marker can be reached from Indian Service Route 30 near Interstate 40. Click for map. Marker is located at the rest area just south of I-40 exit 102. Marker is in this post office area: Cubero NM 87014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pueblo of Laguna (here, next to this marker); Old Acoma "Sky City" (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Battle of Khe Sanh Vietnam, 1968 (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Old Acoma "Sky City" (approx. 9.6 miles away); a different marker also named Pueblo of Laguna (approx. 10.2 miles away); a different marker also named Pueblo of Laguna (approx. 10.2 miles away);
Rear of Pueblo of Acoma Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
2. Rear of Pueblo of Acoma Marker
San José De La Laguna Mission (approx. 10.2 miles away); a different marker also named San José De La Laguna Mission (approx. 10.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cubero.
 
Also see . . .  Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680. Ácoma was the predecessor to the Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680. (Submitted on October 5, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Places
 
Pueblo of Luguna and Pueblo of Acoma Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
3. Pueblo of Luguna and Pueblo of Acoma Markers
Indian Homes - Acoma, New Mexico image. Click for full size.
By Frasher Foto, circa 1932
4. Indian Homes - Acoma, New Mexico
"The Sky City"
San Estevan Del Rey Mission Church image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, March 16, 2009
5. San Estevan Del Rey Mission Church
Photo taken from atop Acoma "Sky City" with permit.
View of street with water cistern or tinaja to left. image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, March 16, 2009
6. View of street with water cistern or tinaja to left.
Photo taken from atop Acoma "Sky City" with permit.
Closeup of water cistern, or tinaja image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, March 16, 2009
7. Closeup of water cistern, or tinaja
Photo taken from atop Acoma "Sky City" with permit.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 783 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on .   5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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