Religion and Rebellion in 17th Century New Mexico


Explore indigenous uprisings in seventeenth century New Mexico.


The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 did not occur in a vacuum. It represents the nexus in a broader century of religious and political conflict between the Spanish and Native American in New Mexico. This presentation will discuss the arrival of the Franciscan missionaries and the impacts Catholicism had on Pueblo culture resulting in both conflict and accommodation. Underlying these interactions is a lesson of tolerance, which remains relevant to this day.

Program Duration: 45-90 minutes

Program Targeted to: 12th Grade+, College and Adults

Additional information


Jemez Historic Site


Social Studies


Anthropology, Archaeology, History

Age Group

9th – 12th Grade, College, Adult