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In 1967, the Ácoma pueblo won a suit for lands covering over a million and a half acres, on the basis of the claim that the Ácomas had used and occupied the lands from time immemorial. But by that time, no land changed hands. Instead, the pueblo recovered some six million dollars to compensate for lost land.

By the end of the twentieth century, Ácoma had become a popular tourist destination, accessible by paved highway from Albuquerque. Tour buses operated by the pueblo navigate the sole paved road up the mesa, where guides lead groups to designated sites, and Ácoma women sell traditional pottery to eager customers.


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