One of the earliest examples of a Spanish Colonial era mission that was established in 1630 by Franciscan missionaires at Zuni Pueblo. The original mission complex included an enclosed adobe convento. The mission was partially burned and the priest killed during the 1680 Pueblo Revolt.
Positioned in the mountains north of Santa Fe on the high road to Taos, the pueblo of Pícuris remains small and quiet. Fray Francisco de Zamora was charged with the establishment of the permanent mission, which was built around 1620.