San Juan

San Juan, pueblo (1990 pop. 1,821), Rio Arriba co., N N.Mex., on the Rio Grande; settled 1598 by Juan de Oñate . A Franciscan mission was later established. It was the home of Popé , the medicine man who led the Native Americans in the Pueblo revolt of 1680. The inhabitants are Pueblo who speak a language of the Tanoan family and produce art and handicrafts.

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