Quarai Pueblo, New Mexico

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

Back of beyond. Quarai was located at the eastern foot of the Manzano Mountains, where snow melt provided water.
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Left and below: Model of the Quarai pueblo.
Left: Buffalo gourd vines.

Below: The mounds are probably unexcavated ruins.
Kiva-like structure. The location of these within a mission is puzzling.  
Below: Buffalo Gourd. Supposedly edible when young but not when fully grown. The scientific name, Cucurbita foetidissima, pretty much spells it out.
Church in the nearby hamlet of Quarai
Looking east into the High Plains

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Created 22 June 2007, Last Update 04 June 2020