Kivas are a sacred place used by Puebloans for ceremonies, rites and political meetings. This kiva is found in the ruins of the Kuaua Pueblo near Albuquerque. It was first settled around AD 1325 and was the northernmost of the twelve Tiwa villages. These prosperous native farmers’ ancestors had lived in this area for thousands of years. I find it interesting that kivas are round so spirits do not get stuck in the corners of a room.