"Located in the valley of a small tributary of the Rio Grande, Taos comprises a group of habitations and ceremonial centers which are representative of a culture largely derived from the traditions of the pre-historic Anasazi Indian tribes who settled near the present borders of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. Pueblo de Taos is thought to have appeared before 1400 and is the best preserved of the pueblos north of the border defined by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848).
Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, has been a center of Native-American culture since the 17th century. The Pueblo of Taos, still active today, symbolizes Indian resistance to external rule. The mission of San Geronimo, one of the earliest in New Mexico, was built near Taos Pueblo in the early 17th century. During the 18th century, Taos played an important role in resisting Spanish colonization." -- http://www.cr.nps.gov/worldheritage/taos.htm
Keywords: settlements, adobe, Native American. Submitted by Michael Cadwell for ARCH 626.
15th - 19th Century (1400 - 1899) 20th Century (1900 - 1999) 21st Century (2000 - 2099) Pre-Columbian