Interior of House of Isleta
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Interior of House of Isleta
Isleta Pueblo New Mexico (NM), Divided Back PM 1938 Mar-18

Description:
Isleta lies a few miles west of Albuquerque close to the railroad track and in plain view from the train. Pueblo architecture possesses nothing of the elaborate ornamentation of Aztec ruins found in Mexico. The house is usually built of stone, covered with adobe, and is severly plain. It is commonly tow or three stories high and joined to its neighbors. The Pueblo of Isleta lies at an altitude of 4898 feet.


Old Church At Pueblo Of Isleta
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Old Church At Pueblo Of Isleta
Isleta Pueblo New Mexico (NM), Post Card (Undivided Back) unused



Interior Of Church
Title:
Interior Of Church
Isleta Pueblo New Mexico (NM), Linen unused

Description:
Thirteen miles west of Albuquerque is the Indian Pueblo of Isleta. One of the striking features of this pueblo is the old church. It is easily distinguished by the two immense bell towers. Notwithstanding the presence of a well preserved church and the constant attendance of a priest, Isleta possesses an estufa, or native ceremonial chamber, where ancient religious rites are still observed.


Old Church
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Old Church
Isleta Pueblo New Mexico (NM), Linen unused

Description:
When Coronado came to New Mexico with his soldiers he found a resident people of frugal and industrious habits, civilized in a way, who tilled the soil and dwelt in great houses made of stone and sun-dried mud. The Spanish world "pueblo" means a village or a people, and these natives, as well as their curious houses, have ever since been generally known by the name casually applied to them by their Spanish discoveries



Church at pueblo near Albuquerque
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Church at pueblo near Albuquerque
Isleta Pueblo New Mexico (NM), White Border unused

Description:
The Pueblo of Isleta is situated 13 miles south of Albuquerque, one of the most modern of Indian Pueblos being about 300 years. Population 1300 and is not decreasing. Owing to its nearness to the Santa Fe mail line and Albuquerque, the Indians prove an interesting sight to visitors, and readily purchase from their own hands pottery and other articles that these Indians manufacture




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