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Ohkay Owingeh is one of the largest Tewa-speaking pueblos with a population of about 6,748. Today, the pueblo is the headquarters of the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council and home to the Oke-Oweenge Crafts Cooperative, (505) 852-2372, which exhibits the art of the eight northern pueblos. The main art focus of this Tewa village is redware pottery, weaving, and painting.
Fishing by permit is available year-round at San Juan Lakes, where many cash fishing tournaments are held, (505) 852-4211. There's a fee for taking photos or videos and for sketching. Visit Aquino's Indian Arts and Crafts for samples of woodcarvings and paintings, enjoy a buffet and a round of roulette at the OhKay Casino, (877) 747-1668.
Unique Attractions: Annual Feast Days Dances: Transfer of “Canes of Authority”, Cloud or Basket Dance, Deer Dance, Selected Dances, Saint Anthony’s Feast Day/Corn Dance, Annual Feast Day/Buffalo and Comanche Dances, Harvest Dance, Matachina Dance, Turtle Dance, Ohkay Casino, Oke Oweenge Crafts
Nearby Locations: Alcalde, Chimayó, Española, Hernandez, Velarde
Fee for taking photos or videos and for sketching.
San Juan lies 25 miles (40 km.) north of Santa Fe on U.S. 84/285 and five miles north of Española off N.M. 68.