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A list of New Mexico Indian reservations showing the Indian tribes the land was set aside for, the amount of acres if known, and the acts, treaties, and executive orders used to establish the reservation.

Reservation: Jicarilla Apache
Tribes: Jicarilla Apache
Acres: 286,400
Established by: Executive orders, Mar. 25, 1874, July 18.1876, Sept. 21,1880, May 15, 1884, and Feb. 11, 1687. 1 29,313.35 acres were allotted to 843 Indians, and 280.44 acres reserved for mission, school, and agency purposes. The residue, 268,400 acres, unallotted. Lands now in process of allotment.


Reservation: Mescalero Apache
Tribes: Mescaleros, Mimbreños, Lipan
Acres: 474,240
Established by: Executive orders, May 29, 1873, Feb. 2, 1874, Oct. 20, 1875, May 19, 1882, and Mar. 24, 1883.


Reservation: Jemez
Tribes: Pueblo
Acres: 17,510
Established by: Confirmed by United States patents in 1864, under old Spanish grants; acts of  Congress approved Dec. 22, 1858 (xi, 374), and June 21, 1860 (XII, 71: see Gen. Land Off. Rep. for 1876, P. 242, and for 1880, p. 658) Executive orders of June 13 and Sept. 4, 1902, setting apart additional lands for San Felipe and Nambe Pueblo and Executive order of July 29, 1905, setting apart additional lands for Santa Clara Pueblo.


Reservation: Acoma
Tribes: Pueblo
Acres: 95,792
Established by: Confirmed by United States patents in 1864, under old Spanish grants; acts of  Congress approved Dec. 22, 1858 (xi, 374), and June 21, 1860 (XII, 71: see Gen. Land Off. Rep. for 1876, P. 242, and for 1880, p. 658) Executive orders of June 13 and Sept. 4, 1902, setting apart additional lands for San Felipe and Nambe Pueblo and Executive order of July 29, 1905, setting apart additional lands for Santa Clara Pueblo.


Reservation: San Juan
Tribes: Pueblo
Acres: 17,545
Established by: Confirmed by United States patents in 1864, under old Spanish grants; acts of  Congress approved Dec. 22, 1858 (xi, 374), and June 21, 1860 (XII, 71: see Gen. Land Off. Rep. for 1876, P. 242, and for 1880, p. 658) Executive orders of June 13 and Sept. 4, 1902, setting apart additional lands for San Felipe and Nambe Pueblo and Executive order of July 29, 1905, setting apart additional lands for Santa Clara Pueblo.


Reservation: Picuris
Tribes: Pueblo
Acres: 17,461
Established by: Confirmed by United States patents in 1864, under old Spanish grants; acts of  Congress approved Dec. 22, 1858 (xi, 374), and June 21, 1860 (XII, 71: see Gen. Land Off. Rep. for 1876, P. 242, and for 1880, p. 658) Executive orders of June 13 and Sept. 4, 1902, setting apart additional lands for San Felipe and Nambe Pueblo and Executive order of July 29, 1905, setting apart additional lands for Santa Clara Pueblo.


Reservation: San Felipe
Tribes: Pueblo
Acres: 34,767
Established by: Confirmed by United States patents in 1864, under old Spanish grants; acts of  Congress approved Dec. 22, 1858 (xi, 374), and June 21, 1860 (XII, 71: see Gen. Land Off. Rep. for 1876, P. 242, and for 1880, p. 658) Executive orders of June 13 and Sept. 4, 1902, setting apart additional lands for San Felipe and Nambe Pueblo and Executive order of July 29, 1905, setting apart additional lands for Santa Clara Pueblo.


Reservation: Pecos (extinct)
Tribes: Pueblo
Acres: 18,763
Established by: Confirmed by United States patents in 1864, under old Spanish grants; acts of  Congress approved Dec. 22, 1858 (xi, 374), and June 21, 1860 (XII, 71: see Gen. Land Off. Rep. for 1876, P. 242, and for 1880, p. 658) Executive orders of June 13 and Sept. 4, 1902, setting apart additional lands for San Felipe and Nambe Pueblo and Executive order of July 29, 1905, setting apart additional lands for Santa Clara Pueblo.


Reservation: Cochiti
Tribes: Pueblo
Acres: 24,256
Established by: Confirmed by United States patents in 1864, under old Spanish grants; acts of  Congress approved Dec. 22, 1858 (xi, 374), and June 21, 1860 (XII, 71: see Gen. Land Off. Rep. for 1876, P. 242, and for 1880, p. 658) Executive orders of June 13 and Sept. 4, 1902, setting apart additional lands for San Felipe and Nambe Pueblo and Executive order of July 29, 1905, setting apart additional lands for Santa Clara Pueblo.


Reservation: Santo Domingo
Tribes: Pueblo
Acres: 74,743
Established by: Confirmed by United States patents in 1864, under old Spanish grants; acts of  Congress approved Dec. 22, 1858 (xi, 374), and June 21, 1860 (XII, 71: see Gen. Land Off. Rep. for 1876, P. 242, and for 1880, p. 658) Executive orders of June 13 and Sept. 4, 1902, setting apart additional lands for San Felipe and Nambe Pueblo and Executive order of July 29, 1905, setting apart additional lands for Santa Clara Pueblo.


Reservation: Taos
Tribes: Pueblo
Acres: 17,361
Established by: Confirmed by United States patents in 1864, under old Spanish grants; acts of  Congress approved Dec. 22, 1858 (xi, 374), and June 21, 1860 (XII, 71: see Gen. Land Off. Rep. for 1876, P. 242, and for 1880, p. 658) Executive orders of June 13 and Sept. 4, 1902, setting apart additional lands for San Felipe and Nambe Pueblo and Executive order of July 29, 1905, setting apart additional lands for Santa Clara Pueblo.


Reservation: Santa Clara
Tribes: Pueblo
Acres: 49,369
Established by: Confirmed by United States patents in 1864, under old Spanish grants; acts of  Congress approved Dec. 22, 1858 (xi, 374), and June 21, 1860 (XII, 71: see Gen. Land Off. Rep. for 1876, P. 242, and for 1880, p. 658) Executive orders of June 13 and Sept. 4, 1902, setting apart additional lands for San Felipe and Nambe Pueblo and Executive order of July 29, 1905, setting apart additional lands for Santa Clara Pueblo.


Reservation: Tesuque
Tribes: Pueblo
Acres: 17,471
Established by: Confirmed by United States patents in 1864, under old Spanish grants; acts of  Congress approved Dec. 22, 1858 (xi, 374), and June 21, 1860 (XII, 71: see Gen. Land Off. Rep. for 1876, P. 242, and for 1880, p. 658) Executive orders of June 13 and Sept. 4, 1902, setting apart additional lands for San Felipe and Nambe Pueblo and Executive order of July 29, 1905, setting apart additional lands for Santa Clara Pueblo.


Reservation: San Ildefono
Tribes: Pueblo
Acres: 17,293
Established by: Confirmed by United States patents in 1864, under old Spanish grants; acts of  Congress approved Dec. 22, 1858 (xi, 374), and June 21, 1860 (XII, 71: see Gen. Land Off. Rep. for 1876, P. 242, and for 1880, p. 658) Executive orders of June 13 and Sept. 4, 1902, setting apart additional lands for San Felipe and Nambe Pueblo and Executive order of July 29, 1905, setting apart additional lands for Santa Clara Pueblo.


Reservation: Pojoaque (extinct)
Tribes: Pueblo
Acres: 13,520
Established by: Confirmed by United States patents in 1864, under old Spanish grants; acts of  Congress approved Dec. 22, 1858 (xi, 374), and June 21, 1860 (XII, 71: see Gen. Land Off. Rep. for 1876, P. 242, and for 1880, p. 658) Executive orders of June 13 and Sept. 4, 1902, setting apart additional lands for San Felipe and Nambe Pueblo and Executive order of July 29, 1905, setting apart additional lands for Santa Clara Pueblo.


Reservation: Sia
Tribes: Pueblo
Acres: 17,515
Established by: Confirmed by United States patents in 1864, under old Spanish grants; acts of  Congress approved Dec. 22, 1858 (xi, 374), and June 21, 1860 (XII, 71: see Gen. Land Off. Rep. for 1876, P. 242, and for 1880, p. 658) Executive orders of June 13 and Sept. 4, 1902, setting apart additional lands for San Felipe and Nambe Pueblo and Executive order of July 29, 1905, setting apart additional lands for Santa Clara Pueblo.


Reservation: Sandia
Tribes: Pueblo
Acres: 24,187
Established by: Confirmed by United States patents in 1864, under old Spanish grants; acts of  Congress approved Dec. 22, 1858 (xi, 374), and June 21, 1860 (XII, 71: see Gen. Land Off. Rep. for 1876, P. 242, and for 1880, p. 658) Executive orders of June 13 and Sept. 4, 1902, setting apart additional lands for San Felipe and Nambe Pueblo and Executive order of July 29, 1905, setting apart additional lands for Santa Clara Pueblo.


Reservation: Isleta
Tribes: Pueblo
Acres: 110,080
Established by: Confirmed by United States patents in 1864, under old Spanish grants; acts of  Congress approved Dec. 22, 1858 (xi, 374), and June 21, 1860 (XII, 71: see Gen. Land Off. Rep. for 1876, P. 242, and for 1880, p. 658) Executive orders of June 13 and Sept. 4, 1902, setting apart additional lands for San Felipe and Nambe Pueblo and Executive order of July 29, 1905, setting apart additional lands for Santa Clara Pueblo.


Reservation: Nambe
Tribes: Pueblo
Acres: 13,586
Established by: Confirmed by United States patents in 1864, under old Spanish grants; acts of  Congress approved Dec. 22, 1858 (xi, 374), and June 21, 1860 (XII, 71: see Gen. Land Off. Rep. for 1876, P. 242, and for 1880, p. 658) Executive orders of June 13 and Sept. 4, 1902, setting apart additional lands for San Felipe and Nambe Pueblo and Executive order of July 29, 1905, setting apart additional lands for Santa Clara Pueblo.


Reservation: Laguna
Tribes: Pueblo
Acres: 125,225
Established by: Confirmed by United States patents in 1864, under old Spanish grants; acts of  Congress approved Dec. 22, 1858 (xi, 374), and June 21, 1860 (XII, 71: see Gen. Land Off. Rep. for 1876, P. 242, and for 1880, p. 658) Executive orders of June 13 and Sept. 4, 1902, setting apart additional lands for San Felipe and Nambe Pueblo and Executive order of July 29, 1905, setting apart additional lands for Santa Clara Pueblo.


Reservation: Santa Ana
Tribes: Pueblo
Acres: 17,361
Established by: Confirmed by United States patents in 1864, under old Spanish grants; acts of  Congress approved Dec. 22, 1858 (xi, 374), and June 21, 1860 (XII, 71: see Gen. Land Off. Rep. for 1876, P. 242, and for 1880, p. 658) Executive orders of June 13 and Sept. 4, 1902, setting apart additional lands for San Felipe and Nambe Pueblo and Executive order of July 29, 1905, setting apart additional lands for Santa Clara Pueblo.


Reservation: Zuñi
Tribes: Pueblo
Acres: 215,040
Established by: Executive orders, Mar. 16, 1877, May 1, 1883, and Mar. 3,1885.  The original Spanish grant comprised 17,581.25 acres.



MLA Source Citation:

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 24 October 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/new-mexico-indian-reservations.htm - Last updated on Aug 27th, 2013


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