Wild West Fact: Oldest U.S. Settlement is a Pueblo
The oldest settlement in the United States was thought to be Jamestown but is really Acoma Pueblo, west of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This Native American community was established since the 12th century where about 4,800 people can be found. The “Sky City” settlement sits atop a 365-foot high mesa where hunters and traders used to come and sell their goods. Today the Acoma people earn revenue from a cultural center and casino complex.