Santa Clara

Santa Clara sän˝tä klä´rä [key], pueblo (1990 pop. 1,156), N N.Mex., on the Rio Grande. Its inhabitants are Pueblo of the Tanoan linguistic family. Having their own elected government, the residents farm, raise cattle, or work in nearby Los Alamos. Some are noted painters and pottery makers. Near Santa Clara are Puye ruins, consisting of the remains of a pueblo (abandoned c.1700) with intricate architecture.

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