Sun Sign

Zia from the hwy

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That logo looks familiar. Where's it from?

The Zia logo is used by the state of New Mexico on both the flag and license plates.

The symbol originated with the Indians of Zia Pueblo in ancient times. It's design reflects their tribal philosophy, with its wealth of pantheistic spiritualism teaching the basic harmony of all things in the universe.

The flag of New Mexico was designed with their historical background in mind. It shows the ancient Zia Sun Symbol in red on a field of Spanish yellow. The symbol's proportions are fixed by legislative act.

Story of Zia Zia Sign



Where did you get the name Zia?

Zia is a name used in several cultures. Zia means aunt in Italian, is a common name in Pakistan, and is the name of an Indian Pueblo located 35 miles northwest of Albuquerque, NM.

The Zia pueblo in NM is situated in the steep mountains slopes and canyons of the Sierra Nacimiento Mountains. The gently sloping flood plain of the Jemez River, and the large Pajarito and Jemez Plateaus establish the setting for the Zia Indian Reservation.

The striking scenery creates exquisite cinematography. The films Dead or Alive, Desperado II, Earth 2 and New Eden were produced in part or entirely on the Zia Reservation.

For More Information:     135 Capitol Square Dr.    •    Zia Pueblo, NM 87053    •    505-867-3304