The Pueblo of Pojoaque is one of
six Northern Tewa speaking Rio Grange Pueblos. Archeological
studies of the region have dated inhabitation of the historic Pojoaque
Pueblo area as early as 500 A.D. with a large prehistoric population
in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.
Pojoaque has always maintained a
strong cultural identity and was known by its Tewa speaking neighbors
"Po-swuwae-geh", the water drinking or gathering place.