All Indian Pueblo Council

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  • The All Indian Pueblo Council (AIPC) is a confederate council representing the nineteen Pueblos of New Mexico. The council has evolved throughout its centuries-long existence but has always aimed to represent an inter-Pueblo voice to the non-Pueblo world by defending Pueblo sovereignty. The precise details of the AIPC's formation are not recorded on paper; however, the body was probably loosely established around the time the Athabaskans arrived in the Southwest in the 1300s, perhaps making it the oldest confederate council in North America.

    Written evidence suggests that when thirty-eight Pueblo leaders met Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate at Santo Domingo Pueblo in July 1598, these men represented a semblance of the All Indian Pueblo Council. From the arrival of the Athabaskans and on into the Spanish ...

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