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Near Pecos in San Miguel County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Mighty Pueblo

Pecos National Historical Park

 
 
Mighty Pueblo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 11, 2021
1. Mighty Pueblo Marker
Inscription.  Set at a natural crossroads, trade helped make Pecos Pueblo a powerful village of more than 2,000 people. Its strategic location was a natural meeting place for people from near and far. Native Americans traded ceremonial items such as macaw feathers from Mexico, abalone shells from the Pacific, and fresh water shells from the Great Lakes. Plains Indians came from the east bringing tools, buffalo hides, and captives for trade. Closer to home, other Pueblo people came to Pecos offering ceramics, obsidian, and turquoise.

Pecos Pueblo "is congregated on a high and narrow hill…It has the greatest and best buildings of those provinces and is most thickly settled…It is enclosed and protected by a wall…and by tiers of walkways which look out on the countryside."

Baltazar de Obrgon, 1584
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1584.
 
Location. 35° 33.079′ N, 105° 41.232′ W. Marker is near Pecos, New Mexico, in San Miguel County
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. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Ancestral Sites Trail and Peach Drive. Marker is on a trail that leads to the Pueblo ruins, located at Pecos National Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 NM-63, Pecos NM 87552, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pecos Pueblo Mission (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mission Churches (about 800 feet away); Pueblo Revolt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Last Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prime Location (approx. 0.2 miles away); Practical Adaptations (approx. 0.2 miles away); Architecture as Artifact (approx. 0.2 miles away); Precious Water (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pecos.
 
Also see . . .  Pecos National Historical Park (NPS). (Submitted on November 6, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
Mighty Pueblo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 11, 2021
2. Mighty Pueblo Marker
Marker is on the trail that leads to the Pueblo ruins at Pecos National Historical Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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