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Taos Pueblo Fall


7th Generation
May 30, 2023

Book Details

This illustrations-only book tells the story of the Red Willow People of Taos Pueblo in present-day northern New Mexico. Taos Pueblo is known to be one of the longest continuously inhabited communities, designated both a UNESCO World heritage Site and a National Historic Landmark. This delightful board book is part of the Taos Pueblo Four Seasons series which was created by the Taos Pueblo's Tiwa Language Program to preserve the Tiwa culture and revitalize the unwritten Tiwa language by teaching it to younger generations. Many other Indigenous languages also need to be revitalized, so it is the hope of the Taos Pueblo's Tiwa Language Program that other American Indian nations will find the books useful to teach their languages to their children. Each season features a distinct and well-known Taos Pueblo artist. The beautiful, hand-drawn illustrations will also educate young children about the four seasons of the year and the plants and animals in the area. All proceeds of the book support the Taos Pueblo's Tiwa Language Program.

Author Description

Deanna Suazo was a prominent and talented artist when her young life was tragically taken. Her enduring artwork has been featured at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York City and Heard Museum Indian Market and Fair in Phoenix, Arizona. She was frequently a featured artist at the Santa Indian Market/SWAIA, where she had exhibited her art for many years. Deanna studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and was working on her MFA prior to her untimely passing.

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