Gran Quivira, New Mexico

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay

The High Plains

The Ruins

Gran Quivira is the southernmost of the Salinas missions and connected with the largest and longest-lived settlement. The Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument includes the Abo and Quarai/a> missions as well.
Pottery in the visitor center
Left and below: There are several kivas at Gran Quivira, which seem to have been tolerated by the missionaries, at least until the Inquisition arrived.

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Created 18 November 2011, Last Update 04 June 2020