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Native American

"Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning" at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture includes this Zuni frog. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Turquoise dreams

Gem of the water and the sky, turquoise bedecks babies, bodies and buildings from Cerrillos to China.

The stone ruins of a 500-year-old Indian village highlight a visit to Jemez Historic Site. (Courtesy of Richard Hasbrouck)

History on the spot

New Mexico’s diverse history, reflected in ancient Native American kivas, Spanish Colonial churches and 19th-century military forts, is preserved and protected through the New Mexico Historic Site system.

White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers from north central Arizona perform outside the Pit on Saturday. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Native pride

Gathering of Nations draws hundreds of tribes

A woman heads toward the exterior ladder of a house on the Acoma Pueblo. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Acoma people fold old traditions into present

ACOMA — A dark-haired woman wearing jeans and a striped shirt climbs a ladder to enter her adobe home on this small Native American pueblo, carrying a bag of food from McDonald’s.

Zack Morris of McLoud, Okla., a member of the Sac and Fox nation, is shown at the 2011 Gathering of Nations Powwow. (Journal file)

Native pride

The Gathering of Nations brings together the world’s largest group of Native American and indi …

Jessa Rae Growing Thunder, Miss Indian World 2012-13, greets the crowd Friday at the 30th annual Gathering of Nations taking place through today at the Pit. A new Miss Indian World will be crowned tonight at the powwow. This year’s gathering is also paying tribute to the Native American tradition of military service. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Gathering of nations

More than anything, the Gathering of Nations – the world’s largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people – is bound together by the rich traditions of more than 700 tribes from throughout the world. View the photo gallery