Near Algodones in Sandoval County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Kewa Women's Co-op
Santo Domingo Pueblo
According to oral and recorded history, the Santo Domingo people have always made and traded jewelry. From prehistoric times heishi, drilled and ground shell beads, have been strung into necklaces. Generations of Santo Domingo women have passed down this art. Recent descendents have formed the Kewa Women's Co-op to retain heishi and other traditions including pottery, embroidery, weaving, and Pueblo foods.
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.
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Location. 35° 28.5′ N, 106° 18.528′ W. Marker is near Algodones, New Mexico, in Sandoval County. Marker is on State Road 22 0.2 miles west of Interstate 25, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mormon Battalion (approx. 3 miles away); Pueblo of Santo Domingo Kiua (approx. 3.4 miles away); La Bajada (approx. 4.9 miles away); Gold and Turquoise (approx. 9.3 miles away); Amelia Elizabeth White / Mary Cabot Wheelwright (approx. 9.3 miles away); Bicentennial Celebration / La Bajada (approx. 9.3 miles away); Laura Gilpin (1891-1979) (approx. 9.3 miles away); Maria Gertrudis Barceló (approx. 9.3 miles away).
Categories. • Native Americans • Women •
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