Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Taos Indian

This photograph was taken in 1905, and shows a Taos Indian man. This is really a spectacular portrait, and you wonder what the story of this man's life was. So many times, we have only a picture, and no name or information to go with the picture.


  1. It is of Iahla Willow, a Taos Indian Man. It was created in 1905 by Edward S. Curtis

  2. Looking into the eyes of this Native American I seem to see a reflection of his life's struggles.

    Or perhaps they express disappointment in the dominant society.

  3. it is disappointing that we don't know the stories behind most of the old photos that are around. I have many old family photos and it's frustrating that most of the time not only do I not know who is in the photo I don't even know where the photo was snapped.

    but it is great fodder for our imaginations

    wonderful portrait!

  4. This man was an inhabitant of the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. The Taos Pueblo, sometimes referred to as "Pueblo de Taos" has been continuously inhabited for more than one thousand years. The community is situated one mile north of the modern town of Taos, New Mexico. The pueblo is currently inhabited by about 2000 people. In their native tongue, Northern Tiwa, the name of Taos is Tua-tah, which translated is "our village."


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