Jemez of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 3,400

ROP3 Code: 104228
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: North American Indigenous
Language: Jemez - (tow)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: United States

Status of Christianity


No Longer Unreached

GSEC Level: 4

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Majority Located Where

  Jemez Pueblo, NM - 1,536

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Brief Profile

The Jemez are a federally recognized Native American people who predominantly reside on the Jemez Pueblo approximately 55 miles northwest of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Over fifty percent of all tribal members reside near or in Jemez Pueblo.

The Jemez value their ancestral traditions yet also live in modern society. Traditional dances are still held throughout the year at Jemez, many of which are not open to the public. The public is welcome to share in certain events, particularly the "Nuestra Senora de Los Angelas Feast Day de Los Persingula", August 2nd (Pecos Feast of St. Persingula), the "San Diego Feast Day" on November 12th. Additional events open to the public occur at various times throughout the Christmas Holidays.

Jemez historical encounter with Christianity first came from the Spanish who forced them to convert. As a result, although Jemez may claim Roman Catholicism as their religious preference, they still believe and practice their traditional tribal religion. The Pueblo is home to the San Diego Indian Mission. Evangelical Christians makeup a small percentage of the people.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that Christians will translate contextualized Gospel presentations into the Jemez language.
  • Pray that God will open doors of access to the Jemez residing in the Pueblo.

Resources

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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesJemez PuebloAlbuquerqueNM1,536