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Zuni Pueblo
McKinley County, New Mexico


Page Contents for Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The New Mexico state capital is Santa Fe.
The population of Zuni Pueblo is approximately 6,367 (2000), 6302 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,389 (1990), 1547 (2010).
The amount of land area in Zuni Pueblo is 18.861 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Zuni Pueblo to Washington DC is 1824 miles.
The distance to the New Mexico state capital is 169 miles. (as the crow flies)
Zuni Pueblo is positioned 35.07 degrees north of the equator and 108.84 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Zuni Pueblo elevation is 6,283 feet above sea level.


off of Hwy 53 and Interstate 40 in western New Mexico. Zuni is located about 35 miles south of Gallup, and 150 miles southwest of Albuquerque. The main reservation is in both McKinley and Cibola Counties and has over 450,000 acres.
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Temperate. The semi-arid climate gives pleasant weather nearly year-round. The winters are usually cold, but short with small amounts of snow. Sunshine is the norm. Hot summers, around 80-90, are tolerable with cool nighttime temperatures in the 60's. Here is a current weather page from Yahoo Weather for Zuni Pueblo
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History & History Related Items

Out of all the Seven Cities of Cibola Francisco Vasquez de Coronado was looking for in his search for gold, Zuni is the only one left. Many of the ancient rites and dances are still performed today in Zuni. These ceremonies are open to the public, but people are asked to obey strict rules of respect for them. The Zuni Indians were especially known for their inlaid jewelry of turquoise and silver and also for their intricate carvings

This is a good history page for Zuni Pueblo.

Historical Information for Zuni Pueblo.

Zuni history - including many pictures.

The Zuni People
The Zuni have lived in this area for thousands of years. They are one of 19 pueblo tribes in the state. The name of Zuni was given to the Shiwi people about 500 years ago during the Spanish conquest. It isthis Shiwi language which is spoken by these Native Americans, though children are taught in both Zuni and English during school.
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Zuni's Tribal membership/population is approximately 10,000.
The Landbase is 463,271 ACRES (259 square miles on the reservation) of rangelands, croplands and mixed conifer forests. The tribe has land holdings in Catron County, NM and Apache County, AZ, which are NOT contiguous to the main reservation.
Zuni's elevation ranges from nearly 8,000 ft on the western slope of the Continental Divide to about 6,000 ft in other areas.

Learn more about Zuni Pueblo

Inscription Rock

The A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center
The A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center is the place to learn more about the Zuni culture and people. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please call to confirm hours of operation
Phone: (505)782-4403

Our Lady of Guadaloupe Mission
Built in 1629, the mission has undergone several reconstruction phases. Be sure to see the 24 murals of kachinas painted on the interior walls of the church.

Arts & Crafts Show.
Coincides with the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial.
For more information, call (505)782-4371
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Zuni Pueblo City Government

The Pueblo of Zuni
P.O. Box 339
Zuni, New Mexico 87327
Phone: (505) 782-4481

Zuni Census Office
P.O. Box 339
Zuni, NM 87327
Phone: (505) 782-5782

Zuni Pueblo Community Events

3rd Weekend in August each year
Tribal Fairs/Rodeos
Annual celebration includes parade, midway, Pro-Indian rodeo, arts & crafts, barbecue, night performances, country & western dance, Ms. Zuni and Jr. Miss pageants, tournaments, and 5 &10K runs.
For more information, call (505)782-4371

Zuni Pueblo Schools

Zuni Public School District
22 St. Anthony Road
Zuni, New Mexico 87327
Phone: 505-782-5511
Fax: 505-782-5870

Zuni Middle School
447 Middle School Drive
P.O. Box 447
Zuni, New Mexico 87327
Phone: (505) 782 5561
Fax: (505) 782 5563 Zuni Pueblo


The population of Zuni Pueblo was:
1990 - 5,857
2000 - 6,367
(2000 population figure from the 2000 US Census data and may not include the entire reservation)

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