Pueblo Lifeways & Traditions
with Marlon Magdalena

April 1, 2017
2:00 PM
Kit Carson Electric Board Room
at 118 Cruz Alta Rd.

The people of the American Southwest have a rich cultural heritage that dates back hundreds of years. The program "Pueblo Lifeways and Traditions" will focus on the Pueblo People, and more specifically, the Jemez People. Our speaker Marlon Magdalena begins with an orientation on Pueblo languages and cultures before delving into this own experiences as a Jemez Pueblo tribal member. Artifacts and replicas will be utilized to dicuss their usage and meaning in Pueblo Culture, while also explaining the reason why some Pueblo Peoples do not indulge in the sharing of cultural knowledge with "outsiders."

In recognition of the Taos High and Middle School cross-country running accomplishments, Marlon will share the long tradition of running that dates back to the time before modern convenyances like cars ever existed. Runners were used as messengers to carry news to neighboring villages. Even in modern times running is a very important spiritual ritual and way of prayer. The local history of running will be expanded with Marlon's own experiences as a descendant of runners and as a runner himself.

Marlon Magdalena is the Instructional Coordinator for the Jemez Historic Site located in Jemez Springs, NM. He is in charge of educating the public about Jemez history and other Native American related topics. Marlon is a Jemez Pueblo tribal member and resident. He is also a flute maker and performer.


The lecture is in collaboration with the Taos Art and Cultural Consoritum 2017 theme "Taos Stories and Legends".

The Taos County Historical Society is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization founded in 1952 and dedicated to the recording and preserving of the irreplaceable in Taos County. Membership is open to anyone upon the payment of dues. For additional information on the programs, activities and history of Taos visit the Society's website at www.taoscountyhistoricalsociety.org
The Society encourages support through membership.

Fall 2016 - Issue #41

Featured Articles:
Taos' Pioneering Historian:
Helen G. Blumenschein & The Apodaca Trail


Kit Carson - New Mexico Soldier

The Taos County Historical Society was formed in 1952 for the purpose of "... preserving the history of the Taos area...". It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Monthly meetings, the first Saturday of the month are held at Kit Carson Electric Boardroom with a featured speaker are open to the public and supported through memberships. These are also open to anyone upon payment of annual dues. For more information visit the Society's website, ww.taoscountyhistoricalsociety.org

Taos County Historical Society
has successully launched
"TAOS: A Topical History"

320 pages, 26 chapters and contributors.

Mil Gracias, A THOUSAND THANKS, does not begin to cover the many, many individuals to whom we owe a debt of gratitude. This debt is not only the living but also to those men and women who long ago began to preserve the journals and documents we now depend upon for knowledge of the past: the chroniclers who accompanied the explorers and settlers and who, dusty, tired and hungry, sat in the light of a candle to record in their journals the events of the day and the Franciscan clerics who made detailed reports of their canonical visits to the mission churches of Nuevo México.

Corina A. Santistevan
Acknowledgements in "Taos: A Topical History"

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