The “Poeh” at Pojoaque:  A Pathway to Pueblo Culture

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Just north of Santa Fe a whole new world awaits as you enter the diverse and beautiful cultural landscape of Pueblo country, nestled along the lush Rio Grande Valley, with sweeping horizon mountain views.  Visit The Poeh Center (Poeh) at Pueblo of Pojoaque, known as the “water gathering place,” and it will capture your imagination and offer an authentic Native American experience.

The mission of the Poeh (“pathway”) came about as a comprehensive effort for the Pueblo of Pojoaque to uphold the traditions and revitalize the arts and culture of their people, post Spanish contact in the 16th Century and a later smallpox epidemic, nearly eradicated their community and way of life.  All the more reason that the Pueblo of Pojoaque made it a priority to continue teaching their children the history dating  back to 500 A.D.; cultural traditions, dances, language, arts and crafts. In addition, this fosters education and an understanding of Puebloan culture for non-Native people and visitors from around the world.

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