Pueblo of San Juan
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Guide to Pueblo of San Juan ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
Introduction[edit | edit source]
Established: Original Spanish Land Grant 1689
Agency: Northern Pueblos Agnecy
Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]
Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, formerly known as Pueblo of San Juan
P.O. Box 1099
Ohkay Owingeh, NM, 87566
The Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, formerly known as the San Juan Pueblo, is a Tewa-speaking village located in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico about 25 miles north of Santa Fe.
History[edit | edit source]
In 1598 the new Spanish settlement near this Pueblo was made the first capital of the New Mexico province of New Spainby Juan de Oñate. It is 25 miles (40 km) north of Santa Fe, which replaced it as the capital when founded in 1608. San Juan Pueblo was the northern terminus of the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, an important historic trail from Mexico City used by settlers and traders from 1598 to 1884. San Juan Pueblo was also the home of Popé, the leader of Pueblo Revolt of 1680 against the Spanish.
In 2005 the Tewa people changed the Pueblo name back to its pre-Spanish name, Ohkay Owingeh.
Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]
1541: Contact by Francisco Vaszuez de Coronado
1591: Spanish colonization
1598: First capital in New Mexico at pueblo of Oke near San Juan
1610: Capital moved to Santa Fe
1680: Pueblo Revolt against the Spanish
1846-1848: Mexican-American War land ceded to United States
1848: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago, New Mexico becomes part of the United States
1924: Pueblo Lands Act
2005: Tewa people return to pre-Spanish name of Ohkay Owingeh
Additional References to the History of the Tribe and/or Band[edit | edit source]
Reservations[edit | edit source]
Records[edit | edit source]
Census Records[edit | edit source]
The 1900 federal census included population schedules for the San Juan Pueblo in New Mexico. The Indians residing in this Pueblo in 1900 are listed on Indian Population Schedules as District 93, San Juan Pueblo, in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico.
Land Records[edit | edit source]
Tribal-owned 12,232 acres.
Important Websites[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Indian Reservations A State and Federal Handbook. Compiled by The Confederation of American Indians, New York, N.Y. McFarland and Co. Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina, c. 1986. FHL book 970.1 In2
- Wikipedia contributors, "Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, New Mexico" in Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ohkay_Owingeh_Pueblo,_New_Mexico (accessed 21 June 2009).