Welcome to the Zuni Tribe! The Zuni Pueblo is nestled in a scenic valley, surrounded by the enchanting mesas, located about 150 miles west of Albuquerque. The main reservation, is located in the McKinley and Cibola counties in the western part of New Mexico. The estimated number of acres encompasses about 450,000 acres. The tribe has land holdings in Catron County, New Mexico and Apache County, Arizona, which are not adjoining to the main reservation.
With elevations that range from nearly 8,000 feet on the western slope of the Continental Divide to about 6,000 feet in other areas, Zuni lands encompass a great variety of habitats and natural resources.
Hunting and fishing are major forms of recreation on the Zuni reservation. Most of the hunting is reserved for tribal members, but a limited number of non-indian big game permits are issued. Six reservoirs are stocked with cutthroat and rainbow trout, channel catfish, and largemouth bass. Camping activities are permitted in designated areas.
The Zuni people have farmed the Zuni River Valley and many of its tributaries for thousands of years, raising primarily corn, squash, beans, and other vegetables. Many varieties of these plants are native to the Zuni Rservation. Many Zunis also raise livestock, and the reservation is divided into 88 individual grazing allotments.
The Zuni community features a variety of shopping and dining facilities, plus service and convience stores. Ten shops within the community sell Native American arts and crafts.
The Zuni Tribe is governed by an elected governor, lieutenant governor, and a six member Tribal Council. Elections are held every four years.