Last modified: 2022-11-12 by rick wyatt
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The Piro/Manso/Tiwa Indian Tribe, Pueblo of San Juan de Guadalupe is an
historical tribe located in the Mesilla Valley in southern New Mexico. The Tribe
constitutes the only organized Piro and Manso Indian group remaining in the
United States. Our ancestors are from the Piro Pueblos of Abo, Senecu, Gran
Quivera, Tabira, Socorro, Alamillo and Sevilleta in central New Mexico. Our
original homeland was in central New Mexico, where we had occupied various
villages and had enjoyed a well-differentiated culture by the time of Spanish
conquest. The Piro/Manso/Tiwa Indian Tribe's members have continued to reside in
close proximity, and the Tribe persists as a modern Indian community. We hold
regular meetings, ceremonies, community events, special meetings and annual
elections in our tribal homelands in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Quarterly tribal
meetings and ceremonies have continued at tribal members’ residences because the
Tribe is not federally recognized and lacking a reservation.
Petition for recognition are in BIA and the process is going on.
No information about the flag, image of the official seal below.
Valentin Poposki, 27 October 2022
image located by Valentin Popoksi, 27 October 2022