History of Taos Pueblo
TAOS PUEBLO/ tu-tah (our village)
“The Place of the Red Willows”
For many years now, visitors have been coming to Taos Pueblo for both an educational and cultural experience. As the most influential and historical of all pueblos in New Mexico, inspiration is drawn from its architectural distinction and the beauty of its lush valleys. It is easy to see why affluent talents of the times have come to capture the essence of Taos Pueblo and her surroundings.
Rising an impressive 5 stories from the base of picturesque Taos Mountain, Taos Pueblo’s earthen form is the inspiration for what is now known as Southwestern architecture. As one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States, Taos Pueblo is a National Historic Landmark and was inducted into the World Heritage Society by UNESCO in 1992 for its cultural value.
“We have lived upon this land from days beyond history’s records, far past any living memory, deep into the time of legend.
The story of my people and the story of this place are one single story. No man can think of us without thinking of this place.
We are always joined together.”
- Tribal Manifesto