Laguna (Ka'waika)

Laguna Pueblo is located 45 miles west of Albuquerque in the beautiful Mt. Taylor foothills. It is the largest Keresan-speaking Pueblo with more than 8,000 enrolled members. The ancestors of today’s Laguna people have lived in the area since the 1300s, and the current Pueblo location was established in 1699 after the Pueblo Revolt. Today, Laguna thrives through a vibrant blend of modern and traditional ways. In the 1970s, Laguna artists re-established the traditional craft of pottery-making, creating fine works with red, yellow and orange geometric designs that are similar to that of Acoma Pueblo. Laguna painters and jewelers also continue to preserve traditional styles, while also incorporating innovative designs and techniques into their work.