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Native American Tribes of New Mexico

Welcome to our New Mexico State Facts section, part of an educational project designed to provide information about indigenous people in different U.S. states. Follow the links to the right of our tribal map for more information about the language, culture and history of each New Mexico tribe, or scroll below the map for New Mexico Indian activities including a wordsearch, fact sheets, and words from the Native American languages of New Mexico. Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!

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American Indians in New Mexico

The original inhabitants of the area that is now New Mexico included:

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*The Apache Indians
*The Comanche Indians
*The Jocome and Jano tribes
*The Pueblo Indians
*The Navajo Indians
*The Ute Indians
*The Zuni Indians

Teaching and learning activities about New Mexico Indians:

Feel free to print these out to use at school!

*New Mexico Tribes Word Search: Printable puzzle hiding the names of New Mexico's Indian tribes.
*New Mexico Language Greetings: Learn to say "hello" in several Native New Mexico languages.
*New Mexico Native Animals: Learn the Native American names of New Mexico animals.
*New Mexico Indian Facts for Kids: Answers to frequently asked questions about the tribes of New Mexico.
    We currently have pages for the Apaches, Comanches, Navajos, Utes and Pueblo tribes.

Recommended books about New Mexico Native Americans
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*New Mexico Native Americans: Introducing New Mexico's Native American history and culture to kids.
*Pueblo Indians of New Mexico: Annotated collection of vintage photographs of New Mexico Pueblo people.
*Dancing Gods: Indian Ceremonials of New Mexico and Arizona: Book about New Mexico's Native American religions and rituals.
*New Mexico Indians: Thorough reference book on the Native Americans of New Mexico.
*New Mexico Indians Pocket Handbook: Overview of New Mexico's Native American groups..
*Pueblo Indian Painting: Tradition and Modernism in New Mexico: Interesting book on 20th-century Pueblo Indian art.
*The Ute Indians of Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico: A good history of the Native Americans of the Four Corners region.
*New Mexico Indian Ruins: Book on the archaeology of the New Mexico area..

Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in New Mexico state:

*New Mexico Indian Affairs Department:
    Homepage of the New Mexico government office that works with the state's Native American tribes.
*Indian Tribes of New Mexico:
    Historical profiles of the American Indian tribes native to New Mexico.
*Indigenous Peoples of New Mexico:
    Links to online information about New Mexico Indian tribes.

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