There are nineteen Native American Pueblos in New Mexico, and the ones between Santa Fe and the Colorado Border put on an arts and crafts show each July. It's called the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts and Crafts Show, and now has a permanent location at Ohkay Owingeh, formerly called the San Juan Pueblo. Hundreds of artists bring their best work to be judged and sold, exhibiting around a circular dance area. These pictures are from the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 dances (the 2009 event was cancelled).

The dance groups are mostly local. The eight northern pueblos are: Tesuque, Pojoaque, Nambe, San Ildefonzo, Santa Clara, Ohkay Owingeh, Picuris and Taos.

Dances on pueblo feast days are often open to the public, but photography is usually not allowed. This event is an exception, and I am thankful for the privilege of recording these colorful dancers.

Pueblo Dancers

Eagle Dance Ohkay Owingeh Ice Mountain Dance Group
Eagle Dance - Ohkay Owinge Dance Group
Eagle Dance - Hopi Third Mesa Dance Group
Buffalo Dance Tesuque Pueblo Dance Group
Eagle Dance - Hopi Third Mesa Dance Group
Buffalo Dance - Ohkay Owingeh Youth Dancers
Peace Pipe Dance - Ohkay Owingeh Dance Group
Deer Dance - Ohkay Owingeh Tewa Dancers of the North
Buffalo Dance - Santa Clara Pueblo Dancers
Comanche dance - Po'Pay's Dance Group
Buffalo dance - Tsikumu Trails Dance Group
Winter Buffalo Dance - Ohkay Owingeh Tewa Dancers
Buffalo Dance - Pueblo of Pojoaque Red Turtle Dancers
Buffalo Dance - Jemez Pueblo Oak Canyon Dancers
Comanche dance - Po'Pay's Dance Group
Buffalo Dance - Ohkay Owingeh Youth Dancers
One Horn Buffalo Dance - Ohkay Owingeh Dance Group
One Horn Buffalo Dance - Ohkay Owingeh Dance Group
Peace Pipe Dance - Ohkay Owingeh Dance Group
One Horn Buffalo Dance - Ohkay Owingeh Dance Group
Green Corn Dance - Po'Pay's Pueblo Dancers
One Horn Buffalo Dance - Ohkay Owingeh Dance Group
Butterfly Dance - Pueblo of Pojoaque Red Turtle Dance Group
White Buffalo Dance - Ohkay Owingeh Tewa Dancers of the North
Eagle Dance - Oak Canyon Dance Group
White Buffalo Dance - Ohkay Owinge - Tewa Dancers From the North
Summer Buffalo Dance - Ohkay Owingeh Tewa Dancers
Winter Buffalo Dance - Ohkay Owingeh Tewa Dancers
Deer dance - Tewa youth Dancers
Buffalo Dance - Southern Tewa huskies
Buffalo Dance - Santa Clara Pueblo
Deer Dance - Ohkay Owingeh Tewa Dancers from the North
Buffalo Dance - Hopi Third Mesa Dance Group
Deer Dance - Ohkay Owingeh Tewa Dancers From The North
Green Corn Dance - Po'Pay's Pueblo Dancers