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Native American Culture

From traditional art forms to ancient history, discover the vibrant heritage and enduring traditions of the Indigenous peoples of New Mexico.

Arts & Entertainment / Mar 13, 2024

Weaving Ancestral Threads

For Rhiannon Griego, weaving is more than art—it’s a way of life.

By Maria Manuela

Arts & Entertainment / Mar 06, 2024

Dissonance in the Desert

Avant-garde musician Raven Chacon has gone from playing heavy metal on mesas to creating groundbreaking compositions that unspool lesser-known…

By James Reich / Photos by Minesh Bacrania

History / Feb 14, 2024

The Story Behind the Magic Mural

The 1,400-square-foot mural showcases accomplished individuals from the Navajo community, serving as positive role models for generations of…

By Julian Dossett

Native American Culture / Dec 20, 2023

An Acoma Pueblo Christmas

Prudy Correa crafts storyteller nativities that reflect her Acoma holiday celebrations.

By Jennifer Levin

Native American Artists

Native American Culture / Aug. 24, 2022

The Story Behind a Jemez Storyteller

Fifth-generation potter Dominique Toya (Jemez) shares the story of watching her mother, Maxine Toya, create a male…

Native American Culture / Aug. 17, 2022

A Badger Paw Claws Though Time

Potter Melissa Talachy Romero (Pojoaque) is inspired by a Badger Claw water jar to recall the day she uncovered and…

Native American Culture / Aug. 10, 2022

Ko'o Paa* and the Spirit of the Clay

Evone “Snowflake” Martinez (San Ildefonso, Cochiti) connects with a canteen by Maria Poveka Martinez and Julian…

Native American Culture / Aug. 10, 2022

Memories of an Acoma Potter

A self-taught traditional potter, Claudia Mitchell (Acoma) recognizes a shared past—a living past that is her present…

Native American Culture / Aug. 03, 2022

If a Pot Survives, a People Survive

Las Cruces artist and writer Diego Medina (Piro-Manso-Tiwa) reflects on the Tortugas jar and its significance to the…

Native American History

Native American Culture / Mar 29, 2023

Ancient Enigmas

The ancestors of Pueblo and Diné people left evidence of a rich and sometimes dark history…