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Coronado visited Acoma in 1540 and described the city as “one of the strongest ever seen because it was built on a high rock. The ascent was so difficult that we repented climbing to the top.” This beautiful New Mexico pueblo is often described as the “Sky City”.
     A mission was built in 1629 under the direction of Friar Juan Ramirez. He gained entry to Acoma when he saved an infant from a fall off the edge as he approached the mesa. His safe delivery of the child back to the mother was considered a miracle. Though there is a long history of Spanish conquest and ill treatment, the natives finally achieved independence, but vestiges of Spanish religion and culture still remain.

Dimensions: 1 3/4" x 1 1/8"

Acoma Cross