Taos Pueblo (Taos)

Destination #4: New Mexico and Colorado

Exploring the Taos Pueblo is to step back in time and to understand the lifestyle of  the  Taos Indians who occupy the structure today.  The pueblo stands as the largest surviving multistoried Pueblo structure in the United States and is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. You can take a guided tour and learn about the pueblo’s history and the people who live there today like we did.  We learned what a Kiva is, a stone oven in which the tribe does all their cooking.  We also learned about the adobe used to form the homes and how it stays relatively cool in the heat.  There is no running water or electricity here and about 200 people live here at any given time, in order to reconnect with their roots.  We left with  a deep respect and a new awareness of this tribe of the southwest.

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