Staycation Steve: Visit the Pueblo of Pojoaque | KOB 4

Staycation Steve: Visit the Pueblo of Pojoaque

Steve Soliz
July 26, 2018 08:50 AM

POJOAQUE, N.M. - New Mexico is filled with a long list of exciting places to visit. One of those places is Pojoaque.


Much of the Pueblo's history is written in its beautiful architecture and breathtaking landscape, but it can also be seen at the Poeh Cultural Center.

On every wall, people will see amazing art created by Pueblo artists.

"The main reason is to continue it because they want to teach their kids that art, so it doesn't get lost, so that the community itself has those lessons that are embedded in the different art," said Poeh Cultural Center Executive Director Karl Duncan.

One of the exhibits he's been working on is bringing the people's pottery to the Pueblo of Pojoaque.

"We have a selection of nine pots that are here now. It's the first phase and the second phase is going to come in early next year," said Duncan.

The pots are on loan from the Smithsonian. Each one dates back from the late 19th to the early 20th century. And each piece carries with it a special story of Native American history.

Pueblo Governor Joseph Talachy says the spirit of each artist is still connected to each pot.

"These pots are coming back here so that people around this area, their families, the communities around here can have access to them because going to D.C. is kind of hard for families to do. So hopefully families can come here and see a bit of the history that was kind of lost a while ago," said Duncan.


Steve Soliz

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