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Suburbs of Pueblo of Acoma: Acomita, Pblo of Acoma.

Zip codes in the city: 87034.

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Compassion Mortuary
120 N 3rd St
Grants, NM 87020

Facts about Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico

Acoma Pueblo (/ˈækəmə/; Western Keresan: Aa'ku; Zuni: Hakukya; Navajo: Haakʼoh) is a Native American pueblo approximately 60 miles (97 km) west of Albuquerque, New Mexico in the United States. Three villages make up Acoma Pueblo: Sky City (Old Acoma), Acomita, and Mcartys. The Acoma Pueblo tribe is a federally recognized tribal entity. The historical land of Acoma Pueblo totaled roughly 5,000,000 acres (2,000,000 ha). Only 10% of this land remains in the hands of the community within the Acoma Indian Reservation.According to the 2010 United States Census, 4,989 people identified as Acoma. The Acoma have continuously occupied the area for more than 800 years, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States. Acoma tribal traditions estimate that they have lived in the village for more than two thousand years.

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History

After the survivors were herded to Santo Domingo Pueblo, all the surviving children under the age of 12 were taken from their parents, and given to Spanish missionaries to raise;but most of them and the other survivors were sold into slavery. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States.

The Pueblo, believed to have been established in the twelfth century or earlier, was chosen in part because of its defensive position against raiders. Acoma people dry-farm in the valley below Aa'ku and use irrigation canals in the villages closer to the Rio San Jose. In response, the Acoma fought back, and several Spaniards were killed in the battle to re-take the pueblo from the Spaniards. Some believe that the name Acoma comes from the Keres language words for the 'People of the White Rock', with 'aa'ku' meaning 'white rock', and 'meh' meaning 'people'.

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