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The mission of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology is to inspire appreciation for and knowledge of the diverse native arts, histories, languages, and cultures of the Greater Southwest. Visit us at https://miaclab.org

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Books From the Land of Enchantment

New Mexico has long inspired storytellers. From the early native people who passed down stories to their descendants to tellers of cuentos, Spanish Colonial tales, followed by a steady stream of novelists, poets and nonfiction authors, the region has provided a profound sense of creativity, with majestic mountains, endless views, a unique blend of cultures and remote ruggedness. Writers have long been drawn to New Mexico, and they’ve extolled the region in novels, poetry, essays, articles, plays, nonfiction and more.  … Read More

The History of Navajo Chief Blankets
Navajo Chief Blanket

Blanket Photos & Article by DR. LEONA ZASTROW Since the 1800’s Navajo women wove Chief blankets. Often, they were used trading with Plains Sioux people who did have Chiefs. Many times, these blankets were given as gifts to honor people who contributed to the Dine nation or other Indian tribes or organizations. A modern day examples of honoring is the Chief Joseph blanket which was given to me by a Navajo school board for assisting them in changing their educational … Read More

San Miguel Chapel
San Miguel Chapel

Is San Miguel Chapel really the oldest church in the United States? It’s hard to say for sure, of course, but if you accept its 1610 building date, it’s certainly in the running. San Miguel Chapel was, in fact, built around that time, by a group of Tlexcalan Indians who came from Mexico with the first Spanish settlement party. They settled here, on the south bank of the Santa Fe River, in what is now known as Santa Fe’s oldest … Read More