Zuni Pueblo

Events

Zuni Pueblo is an important trading center for Native peoples from California, Mexico and the American Southwest

1250

Spanish expedition under Francisco Vasquez de Coronado spends four months at the main Zuni village of Hawikuh.

1540

All Zuni villages are destroyed by raiding tribes.

Approx. 1600 - 1609

The Zuni build a new village atop the old site of Halona.

1692

The United States assumes control of Zunilands.

1846

Zuni reservation is established.

1877

The U.S. government returns ownership of the sacred Zuni Salt Lake to the tribe.

1978

The U.S. government restores the tribe's ownership of the sacred area known as "Zuni Heaven" in eastern Arizona.

1984

The Zuni Land Conservation Act passes and provides a trust fund to assist in sustainable resource development.

1990