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San Geronimo Church
Taos Pueblo, New Mexico


Taos Pueblo, which is just over a mile north of the main town of Taos, NM, is home to 2000 people of a Northern Tiwa speaking Native American tribe of Pueblo people which have inhabited this pueblo for over 1000 years. Currently, only about 150 people live in this pueblo full time.

This is the entranceway of the front of San Geronimo (or St. Jerome's) Chapel. It was built in 1850 to replace the original church destroyed in the War with Mexico. A majority of the Pueblo practice Catholicism, while the ancient Indian religious rites are still practiced alongside it.

I've noticed from other photos of this church that the painting of the perimeter is often changed. It has appeared entirely white to entirely natural.

More about the Pueblo...
http://www.taospueblo.com/about.php

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