News Release

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Throughout August, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) is commemorating the 340th anniversary of the Pueblo Revolt, which took place on August 10, 1680. This pivotal event was a revolution against the subjugation of the Pueblos by the Spanish, and is the only successful Native uprising against a colonizing power in North America. The Pueblo Revolt kept the Spanish out of New Mexico for 12 years, and led to a different power dynamic upon their return. The revolt holds great historical significance because it helped ensure the survival of Pueblo culture.

To commemorate this important moment in history, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center has created an engaging online exhibit about the Pueblo Revolt. The exhibit includes a video presentation by Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s Cultural Educator, Jon Ghahate (Laguna and Zuni Pueblos), and a Pueblo Book Club Zoom meeting to discuss Po’pay: Leader of the First American Revolution, edited by the late Pueblo authors Joe S. Sando and Herman Agoyo.

Other highlights include a Po’pay tribute recipe from Executive Chef Ray Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo, Odawa), a how-to video on making a knotted yucca cord similar to the one used in the revolt, and downloadable educational materials from Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s acclaimed Indigenous Wisdom curriculum.

“With COVID-19 public health mandates preventing in-person visits to museums, our staff worked diligently to create this compelling, virtual guest experience,” said Dr. Beverlee J. McClure, Vice President of Cultural and Community Engagement at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. “We invite those in New Mexico and throughout the world to enjoy the Pueblo Revolt online exhibit on our website through August to learn about this momentous event in history.”

About the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Founded in 1976 by the 19 Pueblo tribes of New Mexico, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a world-class museum and cultural center located in the historic 19 Pueblos District. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s mission is to preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture, and to advance understanding by presenting with dignity and respect the accomplishments and evolving history of the Pueblo peoples of New Mexico. Visitors can learn fascinating history, shop for Native jewelry and art, watch a cultural dance, hear Native languages, and experience the flavors of traditional and contemporary Native cuisine. To learn more, please visit: and

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