Dig Kuaua:    New Archaeology at Coronado Historic Site
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Dig Kuaua: New Archaeology at Coronado Historic Site

Coronado Historic Site staff member, Ethan Ortega will conduct a lecture on April 15, presenting new discoveries found during the archaeological excavations conducted in 2017.  He will share what was found, what was learned, and what is next. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ May 22 – June 30, 2017  Monday – Friday         9:00am – 3:00pm Sponsored by … Continue reading

Winter Days at Kuaua
History

Winter Days at Kuaua

The winter landscape at Kuaua: dark rust willows and tall black-lace cottonwoods line the river, and behind the bosque, snow is scattered on the cloud-shrouded Sandia Mountains. The cold Rio Grande sluggishly flows through the bosque, its eastern shore lined with Canada geese huddled together to find warmth. How different life must have been here for the ancient residents of this pueblo, a life based on fires, fur, and blankets made of feathers. Continue reading

A New Lesson Plan: 1540!
Education / History / Lesson Plans

A New Lesson Plan: 1540!

In 1540, the Coronado Expedition moved into the middle Rio Grande Valley, now Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Bernalillo.  They brought with them a sizable group of Mesoamerican warriors.
 They encounter the Tiwa-speaking Pueblo people of the Rio Grande Valley, and what follows is the first war that takes place between European and Native American forces in the Southwest. You will find this lesson plan, and others (complete with a powerpoint and all student handouts!)  under the Education tab on this website, at https://kuaua.com/lesson-plans/ .  

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