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Salinas Pueblo National Monument - Gran Quivira Trail Sign


Location of sign - On the trail to the Gran Quivira ruins in Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument


Photo taken- March 2010


Gran Quivira Trail Sign in Salinas Pueblo National Monument


Text of sign:


Gran Quivira


Gran Quivira, called Las Humanas by early Spanish explorers, was the largest of the Salinas pueblos.  From its beginnings as a

nearby cluster of pithouses 1,200 years ago, it grew into a thriving village of more than 20 masonry house blocks and 1,500 to

2,000 people.  Situated here, at the frontier between Pueblo and Plains Indian worlds, it was an important trade center for many

years, both before and after the arrival of the Spaniards.

Exhibits at the visitor center ahead and along this trail tell the story of these people, their homes, and their way of life over 900

years of occupation.

Artist's concept of Las Humanas pueblo and mission in 1670 (below)


Graphics on the sign


In addition to the text there is an artist conception of the Gran Quivira area in 1670.


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