Taos Pueblo, New Mexico

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay

The Rio Grande canyon north of Santa Fe Below: San Francisco de Asis Church in Taos.
Left and below: adobe walls in Taos
The town of Taos is badly overrun with yuppies. The pueblo is several miles north of town. At left is the church in the pueblo. Below are views of the pueblo.

Taos Pueblo is the quintessential southwestern pueblo, and a claimant to the title of oldest continuously inhabited place in the United States (the others being Acoma, also in New Mexico, and Oraibi in Arizona.

Left: the stream through the village is of economic and ceremonial importance.

Below: the Sangre de Cristo rise above Taos.

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Created 15 January 2007, Last Update 31 May 2020