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Summer Culture Class II and Writing Workshop

June 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - July 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

- $75

Taos Institute of Studies and Taos Historic Museums (THM) Announce: Summer Culture Class II and Writing Workshop. Museum Members receive Ten Percent off. Ten Percent of tuition fees benefits Taos Historic Museums.


Culture Class II. The Taos Native American Focus


Length: 8 Weeks June. 12—July 31, 2018

Day: Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Place: Blumenschein Museum, 222 Ledoux St.


Culture Class II will focus on the identity of the people and place of Taos Pueblo. Lectures and discussion will consider three important works:

  1. David Stuart: Anasazi America (UNM Press), 2 Weeks. (Anthropology) (Books are plentiful and inexpensive.)
  2. Frank Waters: The Man Who Killed the Deer (Swallow Press/Ohio University Press): 2 Weeks (Fiction). (Plentiful and inexpensive.)
  3. Severin Fowles: An Archaeology of the Doings, Secularism and the Study of Pueblo Religion (SAR): 4 weeks (Archaeology. Limited and Expensive book. Jump on it and/or share costs and reading with colleagues.)

Prerequisite: Attendees should have read: R. C. Gordon-McCutchan’s Taos Indians and the Battle for Blue Lake (UNM Press). The Battle for Blue Lake narrates how a penniless indigenous Tribe from Taos set Washington D.C. on fire and changed the course of Native American rights. The Taos Pueblo legacy still smolders in the resistance seen at Standing Rock. A student from Taos Pueblo said in a prior course, after reading McCutchan’s book, “I’ve never been so proud of my people.” Nixon never seemed more human.

The selected literary works are chosen for their insights, research, impact, and pertinence to Taos. If not available at local bookstores, books can be purchased at modest prices on Amazon. Mr. Whaley has taught a number of courses on Taos Culture for UNM’s Bachelor and Graduate Extended University, including courses on local culture, based on the literature and first-hand observation and reports. Mr. Whaley will invite residents of Taos Pueblo to participate.

Information: bwhaley@newmex.com

(575) 776-4115

Discussion Leader, Bill Whaley

Cost: $75.00. (10% off for THM members and 10% of fees goes to THM). Class will be limited to 14 on a first come, first serve basis. Reserve space by emailing to indicate interest and confirm by sending a check for $75.00 to Bill Whaley at 125 De Teves, Unit B, Taos, NM 87571.



June 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
July 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm


The Blumenschein Home
222 Ledoux St
Taos, NM 87571 United States
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(575) 758-0505