Which Is the West’s Oldest Continuously-Occupied City?

Sunday, October 18 2009 15:48   Quiz / Poll Answers
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Answer: Acoma, New Mexico

Since 1150 A.D., Acoma Pueblo has earned the reputation as the oldest continuously inhabited community in North America.

Located west of Albuquerque, the 65-mile drive to Acoma is one of New Mexico's most scenic and historic, where visitors experience breathtaking views and monolith rock formations unlike any in the world.
 
A federally recognized Indian Tribe, Acoma Pueblo has a land base covering 431,664 acres and is home to 4,800 tribal members with more than 250 dwellings, none of which have electricity, sewer, or water. In 1629, construction began on the massive San Esteban del Rey Mission, a Catholic mission. Both the Mission and the Pueblo are Registered National Historical Landmarks.

The Sky City Cultural Center and Haak'u Museum strive to preserve Native American traditions while providing insight into the unique history of the Acoma Pueblo Indians. Open year-round, the Cultural Center offers guided tours, Acoma pottery & Native American crafts for sale by local artisans, cultural exhibits, and a host of performances and events. For more information, visit the Web site at
http://sccc.acomaskycity.org/

Source: Sky City Cultural Center and Haak'u Museum