Taos Pueblo and its Sacred Blue Lake - Shumakolowa Native Arts
Taos Pueblo and its Sacred Blue Lake - Shumakolowa Native Arts
Taos Pueblo and its Sacred Blue Lake - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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Taos Pueblo and its Sacred Blue Lake

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Description

In the mountains of northern New Mexico above Taos Pueblo lies a deep, turquoise lake which was taken away from the Taos Indians, for whom it is a sacred life source and the final resting place of their souls. Marcia Keegan's text and historic photographs document the celebration in 1971, when Taos Pueblo got the sacred lake back after a 60-year struggle with the federal government. Her photographs of everyday life at Taos Pueblo and quotes by members of the community capture the spiritual beauty of Taos Pueblo and its people.

Details

  • Authors: Marcia Keegan
  • Hardcover: 70 pages
  • Publisher: Clear Light Pub; 40 Enl Anv edition (December 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 1574160990
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 10.2 x 8.2 inches

About the Artist

Keegan has spent a large part of her career in the Southwest photographing the Pueblo and Navajo tribes. Keegan is renowned for her books and photographs of the Southwest, and is the only photographer to have documented all 19 New Mexico Pueblos. She is the author and photographer of a number of books on the Southwest, including Pueblo People; Mother Earth, Father Sky; Enduring Culture; Southwest Indian Cookbook; New Mexico and Pueblo Girls. Her photographs are in the collections of various museums across the nation. She was given a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Eight Northern Pueblos and received the 2010 Governor's Award for Outstanding New Mexican Women. Keegan lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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