Pueblo Revolt

The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 was a revolution against the harsh subjugation of the Pueblos by the Spanish. It is the only successful Native uprising against a colonizing power in North America.

The revolt that took place on August 10, 1680 kept the Spanish out of New Mexico for 12 years, and led to a different power dynamic upon their return. The Pueblo revolt holds great historical significance by ensuring the survival of Pueblo culture.

Each year on the anniversary of this event, the IPCC hosts a celebration of Pueblo Culture through dance, arts, and education. Check out our Events Calendar in August for more details.

To learn more about this historical event explore our online exhibit below.

WELCOME TO THE PUEBLO REVOLT ONLINE EXHIBIT

The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 was a revolution against the harsh subjugation of the Pueblos by the Spanish. It is the only successful Native uprising against a colonizing power in North America.

The revolt that took place on August 10, 1680 kept the Spanish out of New Mexico for 12 years, and led to a different power dynamic upon their return. The Pueblo revolt holds great historical significance because it helped ensure the survival of Pueblo culture.

From presentations and recipes to how-to videos, discussions, and downloadable educational materials, the Pueblo Revolt is covered from many different angles. We invite you to join us and learn about this pivotal moment in history—the first American revolution.

This free online exhibit is made possible by memberships and donations from people like you.

Pueblo Book Club

Join the book club discussion and see our list of recommended reading

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The Po’pay Statues

Meet Cliff Fragua, the creator of the Po’pay statues that stand in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol, and at the IPCC…

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The Knotted Cord

Learn the how knotted cords played a significant role in the revolt…

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For the Classroom

Teach your children about the first American revolution by downloading the Pueblo Revolt high school lesson plan from our free Indigenous Wisdom curriculum.

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Recipe: A Tribute to Po’pay

Executive Chef Ray Naranjo prepares a special dish in honor of Po’pay and the Pueblo Revolt, and shares the recipe from his kitchen to yours.

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Presentations

Watch Cultural Educator Jon Ghahate’s presentation on the history and lasting significance of the Pueblo Revolt

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