Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico
Acoma Pueblo is approximately 60 miles west of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The historical land of Acoma Pueblo totaled roughly 5,000,000 acres. Only 10% of this land remains in the hands of the community within the Acoma Indian Reservation. The Acoma have continuously occupied the area for more than 800 years. In 2010 4,989 people identified as Acoma, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States.
The word "Acoma" means "the place that always was" or "People of the White Rock".
Today, about 300 adobe buildings reside on the mesa. Thirty people live permanently on the mesa. Acoma First Nation reservation surrounds the mesa. The Acoma people have maintained their cultural and religious beliefs, have a thriving economy, and are prospering greatly.
Original Oil Painting of "Acoma Pueblo 1900s". 30 X 36 by L'Heureux. Sold.