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More Taos Pueblo History
Taos Pueblo is New Mexico's best known Indian village.
For nearly 1000 years, the Taos Indians have lived at or near the present site of Taos Pueblo. The pueblo is the largest existing multi-storied Pueblo structure in the United States. The mud and straw adobe walls house a way of life little changed by over 400 years of Spanish and Anglo presence.
Originating in the mountains at the sacred Blue Lake, the Rio Pueblo de Taos still serves as the primary source for drinking and irrigation. Bread is baked in outdoor domed ovens just as it was for hundreds of years.
Visiting Taos Pueblo provides a window into a spirit and a way of life that is nearly ten centuries old.
Taos Pueblo culture emphasizes the importance of religious traditions in every day life. Although many religious activities are restricted to tribal members, the public may attend certain ceremonial dances.
PLEASE NOTE: Cameras are not allowed on the pueblo on festival days.
January 1: Turtle DanceFor information about guided tours, group arrangements, special dances and pow wows, crafts demonstrations, and other events, contact:
Taos PuebloTaos Pueblo is located in northern New Mexico two miles north of Taos and 70 miles north of the state capital Santa Fe.
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