is located in west-central New Mexico along Interstate
40. Laguna, founded about 1700, followed so closely the Acoma
pottery tradition that vessels made prior to about 1830 are difficult
ascribe to the correct village. Acomita Polychrome is a type common to
both pueblos. Laguna Polychrome (1830-1930) retains more of the
Acomita Polychrome traits than do the contemporary jars from Acoma.
However, several artists have carved out their unique style, among
whom are Sally Garcia, Andews Padilla and Michael Kanteena.
The Pueblo of Laguna consist of six
villages that make up the pueblo. They are Encinal, Laguna, Mesita,
Paguate, Paraje and Seama. The pueblo is governed by 21 Council
members who meet weekly to discuss matters pertaining to the tribe.
The Saint Joseph Mission Church can be seen from I-40 and is visible
to all travelers. Pottery and other traditional crafts can be
purchased at the Casa Blanca Commercial Center in the gift shop and
other homes located on the pueblo.