Tesuque Delegation Visits
On November 28-29, 2018, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), Division of Anthropology, welcomed representatives of the Pueblo of Tesuque from north central New Mexico. Situated in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Tesuque Pueblo has stood on its present location since 1200 A.D. and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tesuque Pueblo is a traditional Tewa-speaking tribe known for its distinctive pottery.
The delegation came to AMNH to view Tesuque ethnographic pieces, review historical photographs held in the Special Collections Library, and plan for potential repatriation claims under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The visit continues an ongoing open and productive dialog between Puebloan communities and the Museum.