Museum of New Mexico Press



A Topical History

Corina Santistevan, Editor
Julia Moore, Editor

In the 1950s Frank Waters wrote, “For a tiny hinterland community that has never heard of the whistle of a train, [Taos’s] impact has been exceeded by few metropolitan communities.” This book is a substantial new account of this northern New Mexico town where three cultures—Tiwa, Spanish, and Anglo—have shared land, water, and traditions for much of modern history. The book’s twenty-six chapters, written by scholars and writers who have special knowledge of their subjects, deliver Taos’s story in topical increments, beginning with a stirring chapter on the Taos Valley’s highly dynamic geologic history and concluding with surveys of artists and writers who have made Taos famous. rn

Trim: 7" x 10"

Pages: 320

Illustrations: 36 black and white images



New Mexico

Paperbound $24.95