Best book on Taos Pueblo history
May 21, 2017 8:44 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for your recommendations on a book about the history of the Taos Pueblo, the people, and the area. Preferably something not written by an old white dude. Perhaps something akin to David Trauer's Rez Life, but focused onTaos/Northen New Mexico.
posted by Grandysaur to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: Also open to relevant fiction recommendations!
posted by Grandysaur at 9:07 PM on May 21, 2017

"The Milagro Beanfield War" Trilogy covers much of the area.

The House at Otowi Bridge is also about the Rio Grande Valley
posted by nickggully at 5:40 AM on May 22, 2017

Captives and Cousins looks at the greater region during the colonial period.

Milagro Beanfield War is good.
posted by aspersioncast at 11:26 AM on May 22, 2017

Blood and Thunder is about the area and it's a very enjoyable read, a lot about the Taos area and Kit Carson and regional Native Americans and the complex interactions. It's nonfiction but it's paced like a novel.

Bless Me Ultima is a fun fiction read that's regional and sort of historical, and The King's Lizard by Pamela Christie (and the sequel that I can't remember off the top of my head) is nicely done historical fiction about the region, mostly the Santa Fe area but with a lot of miles covered.
posted by mullicious at 5:45 AM on May 23, 2017

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