Las Misiones de los Pueblos de Salinas
Quarai, Abo, and Gran Quivira are the remnants of three ancient Indian villages where Spanish friars started missions nearly 400 years ago. These pueblos were major trade centers for centuries prior to the arrival of Spanish explorers. Salt taken from nearby dry salt lakes was such an important commodity that Spanish government officials called the entire region the "Salinas Jurisdiction."
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