Ohkay Owingeh

Ohkay Owingeh, previously identified by non-Pueblo members as San Juan, is a Tewa-speaking Pueblo located on the Rio Grande 25 miles north of Santa Fe. Puebloan ancestors migrated to the area from southern Colorado around 1200 A.D. The Spanish colonizer Juan de Oñate establishedthe first Spanish capital city in New Mexico,Española, near Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo in 1598. The Pueblo Revolt of 1680, the first successful rebellion against the Spanish, was led by the Ohkay Owingeh religious leader Popay (Popé). Today, Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo is home to the headquarters of the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council and the Oke-Oweenge Crafts Cooperative, which exhibits the pottery, weaving and paintingsof the eight Northern Pueblos. Today, the Ohkay Owingeh people are able to live comfortably in 21st century America while maintaining their traditional culture and worldview.

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