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Keshshi/welcome to Zuni Pueblo as our "respectful guest." Please be aware that there are many aspects of Zuni life that you may not understand - or even recognize – but these important practices enable us to continue our way of life. Your respect for our cultural traditions and cooperation in following the below guidelines will ensure the continued privilege of visits to our very special community.


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Though Zuni Pueblo may be unique, it is worth remembering that you are visiting an active community of residents' daily lives, places of work and culturally significant areas – and not a museum or theme park.

When visiting, please:

  • Check-in at the Visitor Center to receive an orientation, obtain current information, schedule tours, purchase photo permits. Please use common sense etiquette as well as respect all rules and regulations of the Pueblo

  • Purchase a photo permit – but consider capturing visual memories instead of photographs! Assume that all "cultural" activities within the Pueblo are off-limits to photograph, video or audio record or sketch unless specifically informed otherwise. Always inquire first and ask permission before photographing any activity involving people. Request permission from the Tribe before publishing any photographs or information pertaining to Zuni Pueblo.

  • Observe with quiet respect any traditional dances and events that you may encounter. Asking questions or speaking loudly interrupts the participants' concentration. Watch such activities from a distance without blocking any Zuni participants' views. Applause is as inappropriate as in a church setting.

  • Exercise common sense by not climbing around fragile archaeological structures or adobe walls. Removal of artifacts or objects from these areas is a Federal offense.

  • Hike only in designated areas (check at Visitor Center) and not around archaeological ruin sites.

  • Respect our community by not using alcohol or drugs and not bringing weapons.

  • Please do not bring pets into the historic "Middle Village" area and make sure your children are controlled and respectful.

  • Be aware that the Pueblo of Zuni cannot be responsible for injuries, theft, or damage incurred by visitors.


  • Violators of these rules are subject to penalties in accordance with Zuni Tribal and Federal laws.



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