Albuquerque Special Collection Library
423 Central NE
(On the corner of Central and Edith)
Saturday, June 16, 2012
10:30 AM – Noon
The Albuquerque Special Collections Library
The New Mexico Genealogical Society
“Grandma, Where Do We Come From?”
Isleta Pueblo Diversity
Isleta Pueblo, from its early contact with other pueblo and non-pueblo tribes, to its first contact with the Spanish, has experienced infusions into the tribal homeland from the Hopi, Acoma, and Laguna Pueblos etc. These infusions have all contributed to the genetic makeup resulting in an interesting amalgamation that has strengthened the cultural identity and traditional values still present today among the Isleta people. In addition, Isleta peoples reach out spatially across the Manzanos, south to Ysleta del Sur and the surrounding area thus, further adding to the diversity of the group.
Richard Garcia is an independent genealogical and historical researcher with special interest in the Pueblo Indians and specifically Isleta Pueblo. He has given many presentations locally and has assisted with archaeological investigations in the Pueblo of Isleta. His knowledge of the migrations and genealogy of Isleta is without equal and he is always willing to share this knowledge with everyone.
For more information about our programs, check out the New Mexico Genealogical Society’s website at www.nmgs.org.
This program is free and open to the public