One of our newest displays just opened this week, featuring an amazing Aztec jaguar warrior statue. Sponsored by the Friends of Coronado Historic Site, our new exhibit shows us the weapons used by the Indios Amigos who came to support Coronado’s entrada.
Archaeology has taught us that the domesticated turkey was a very important part of pueblo life. Although there is evidence that turkeys were eaten occasionally, it seems that they were more important than just a food source.
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.
The display of hands-on Spanish arms and armor in our museum is an example of some of the types of armor used in sixteenth century New Spain. Some important examples used here in early Spanish New Mexico were missing. Our goal was to find some examples, especially of armor, which exemplify what was used in …
Friends of Coronado Historic Site Lecture A New Light on the Village of Kuaua As a new era dawns at Coronado Historic Site, Myths and Myopia Fade from its legacy. By Ethan Ortega January 15th, 2017 2PM Modern anthropology has benefited greatly from recent advances in technology, and as a result has provided new ways of …
This short video clip was taken by Briana Heredia of Tucson, from the roof of the Painted Kiva. What an amazingly beautiful site we have here on the banks of the Rio Grande!
” Most of the time, I work with the idea of something, rather than with its photo, because I feel it hampers my inspiration, and then I’m not happy with the final product.” ~ Jose Canil Ramos
Join the staff at Coronado Historic Site on Sunday, December 4, to usher in the holiday season with a festive winter celebration at the ancient pueblo of Kuaua! There will be farolitos (call them luminarias if you prefer!), lots of lights, a bonfire, Zia pueblo dancers, Jemez flute music, and even a brass band! This event is free to the public, and will be from 5:00-8:00. Hot coffee, cocoa, and food will be sold by vendors in the parking area. We hope to see you here.