Acoma Mission
SPACE Before we left Acoma,we made a final stop to visit San Esteban del Rey Mission, which dates from 1629. All building materials for the mission were hand carried or hauled by the Native Americans to the top of the mesa, over 360 feet above the valley. A tremendous amount of cruel treatment and exhausting labor was endured by the builders under the unrelenting pressure of the Spanish conquerers.

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