Laguna Pueblo



Laguna Pueblo or Pueblo of Laguna is a Native American tribe of the Pueblo people in west-central New Mexico, USA. The name, Laguna, is Spanish and derives from the lake located on their reservation. The real Keresan name of the tribe is "Kawaik." The population of the tribe exceeds 7,000 (enrollment), making it the largest Keresan speaking tribe. A large mission church was erected by the Spanish on the reservation, finished around July 4, 1699. Lagunas value intellectual activity and education, so a scholarship program has led to many well educated Lagunas. Uranium mining on Laguna land has contributed to this scholarship program as well as to skilled labor learning among Laguna members. While many Native Americans love basketball, Lagunas and other Pueblos enjoy baseball. Like many Pueblos, the Laguna people are skilled in pottery.

The Acoma Pueblo and Laguna Pueblo have many ties, including location, language and a shared high school

The Pueblo of Laguna has a well established tribal law system. The Pueblo of Laguna has participated as a "Weed and Seed" tribe. This Department of Justice program studied the enforcement of law and effectiveness of social programs on Native American lands.

Their reservation lies in parts of four counties: In descending order of included land area they are Cibola, Sandoval, Bernalillo and Valencia Counties. It includes the six villages of Encinal, Laguna, Mesita, Paguate, Paraje and Seama, and had a total population of 3,815 persons as of the 2000 census. The reservation is 45 miles (75 km) west of the city of Albuquerque. The total land area is 2,013.008 km² (777.227 sq mi).

Communities

Language

Lagunas speak a dialect of the Keresan language

Famous Laguna Pueblo Members

See also

References

External links

The Pueblo subsisted on agriculture. When first encountered by the Spanish in the 1500s, they were living in villages that the Spanish called pueblos, meaning "towns". Of the approximately 25 pueblos that exist today, Taos, Acoma, Zuñi, and Hopi are the best-known.
..... Click the link for more information.
State of New Mexico

Flag of New Mexico Seal
Nickname(s): Land of Enchantment / Tierra del Encanto
Motto(s): Crescit eundo

Capital Santa Fe
Largest city Albuquerque
Largest metro area
..... Click the link for more information.
Keresan (pronounced /kəˈɹiːsən/), also Keres (/ˈkɛɹəs/
..... Click the link for more information.
Nearest city: Casa Blanca, New Mexico

Built/Founded: 1100

Architectural style(s): Colonial, Other
Added to NRHP: October 15, 1966

NRHP Reference#: 66000500 [1]

Governing body: Private


..... Click the link for more information.
Tribal sovereignty refers to the inherent authority of indigenous tribes to govern themselves. Current federal policy in the United States recognizes this sovereignty and stresses the government-to-government relations between Washington and the American Indian tribes.
..... Click the link for more information.
Cibola County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population was 25,595. Its county seat is Grants6. It is New Mexico's newest county, created on June 19, 1981 from the westernmost four-fifths of the formerly much larger Valencia County.
..... Click the link for more information.
Sandoval County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population was 89,908. The county seat is Bernalillo6. It is part of the Albuquerque, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Area.
..... Click the link for more information.
Bernalillo County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population was 556,678. The county seat is Albuquerque6. It is part of the Albuquerque, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Area.
..... Click the link for more information.
Valencia County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population was 66,152. The county seat is Los Lunas6. It is part of the Albuquerque, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Area.
..... Click the link for more information.
The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13.2% over the 248,709,873 persons enumerated during the 1990 Census.
..... Click the link for more information.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Seal
Nickname: The Duke City
Location in the state of New Mexico
Coordinates:
Country United States
State
..... Click the link for more information.
Encinal, New Mexico

Seal
Motto:
Location of Encinal, New Mexico
Coordinates:
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Cibola
Area
..... Click the link for more information.
Laguna, New Mexico

Seal
Motto:
Location of Laguna, New Mexico
Coordinates:
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Cibola
Area
..... Click the link for more information.
Mesita, New Mexico

Seal
Motto:
Location of Mesita, New Mexico
Coordinates:
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Cibola
Area
..... Click the link for more information.
Paguate, New Mexico

Seal
Motto:
Location of Paguate, New Mexico
Coordinates:
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Cibola
Area
..... Click the link for more information.
Paraje, New Mexico

Seal
Motto:
Location of Paraje, New Mexico
Coordinates:
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Cibola
Area
..... Click the link for more information.
Seama, New Mexico

Seal
Motto:
Location of Seama, New Mexico
Coordinates:
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Cibola
Area
..... Click the link for more information.
Keresan (pronounced /kəˈɹiːsən/), also Keres (/ˈkɛɹəs/
..... Click the link for more information.
Leslie Marmon Silko (born Leslie Marmon on March 5, 1948 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is a Native American writer of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, and one of the key figures in the second wave of what Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native American Renaissance.
..... Click the link for more information.
Paula Gunn Allen (born October 24, 1939) is a Native American poet, literary critic, activist, and novelist.

Born Paula Marie Francis in Albuquerque, Allen grew up in Cubero, New Mexico, a Spanish-Mexican land grant village bordering the Laguna Pueblo reservation.
..... Click the link for more information.
Lee H. Marmon (born 1925) is an acclaimed Native American photographer and author. Born of mixed blood in New Mexico's Laguna Pueblo, he has become globally recognized for his prolific and distinguished black-and-white portraits of his tribal elders, who collectively comprised the
..... Click the link for more information.
Keresan (pronounced /kəˈɹiːsən/), also Keres (/ˈkɛɹəs/
..... Click the link for more information.
The Pueblo subsisted on agriculture. When first encountered by the Spanish in the 1500s, they were living in villages that the Spanish called pueblos, meaning "towns". Of the approximately 25 pueblos that exist today, Taos, Acoma, Zuñi, and Hopi are the best-known.
..... Click the link for more information.


This article is copied from an article on Wikipedia.org - the free encyclopedia created and edited by online user community. The text was not checked or edited by anyone on our staff. Although the vast majority of the wikipedia encyclopedia articles provide accurate and timely information please do not assume the accuracy of any particular article. This article is distributed under the terms of GNU Free Documentation License.