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Near Zuni in McKinley County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Zuni Olla Maidens - Zuni Pueblo

 
 
Zuni Olla Maidens Zuni Pueblo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2010
1. Zuni Olla Maidens Zuni Pueblo Marker
Inscription. The Zuni Olla Maidens are an all-women's group renowned for their skill and ability to balance fragile water jars or ollas on their heads. Historically, Zuni women collected water in ollas from nearby springs for everyday use. Today, they perform in parades and community events, walking with water jars placed on their heads while singing their own compositions and those traditionally sung by Zuni men.
 
Erected 2006.
 
Location. 35° 5.355′ N, 108° 45.857′ W. Marker is near Zuni, New Mexico, in McKinley County. Marker is on State Road 53 at milepost 17, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Zuni NM 87327, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pueblo of Zuni (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Pueblo of Zuni (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Rear of Zuni Olla Maidens Zuni Pueblo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2010
2. Rear of Zuni Olla Maidens Zuni Pueblo Marker
New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative

The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative was founded in 2005 by members of the New Mexico Women's Forum in a statewide effort to recognize women's contributions to New Mexico history on the state's Official Scenic Historic Markers. The Initiative ensures that women's diverse histories will be remembered and told, and will inspire and provide a guide for future generations. The 2006 Legislature funded the project.
Zuni Olla Maidens Zuni Pueblo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2010
3. Zuni Olla Maidens Zuni Pueblo Marker
View east on Hwy 53.
Zuni Pueblo image. Click for full size.
By Edward S. Curtis
4. Zuni Pueblo
Photo originally published in The North American Indian- Date unknown
Library of Congress - Edward S. Curtis Collection.
 
 
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