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It’s a presence that dates back more than two millennia, when early ancestral tribes lived as hunter-gatherers throughout the Southwest. More than 1,000 years ago, some of these groups joined together to establish permanent settlements, commonly known as pueblos. It’s a way of life that continues to this very day among New Mexico’s 23 pueblos, tribes, and nations. And one that you can experience when visiting the many Native communities that welcome respectful guests into their sovereign nations. Explore New Mexico’s pueblos, tribes, and nations for more information and history.