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Día de Cuauhtémoc

Annual ceremonial honors Anne Lujan of Taos Pueblo

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During this year’s Aztec dance and music ceremony, women, water and Anne Lujan, of Taos Pueblo, are being honored.

The Día de Cuauhtémoc Ceremonial is today (Feb.25) on Taos Plaza.

Aztec dance groups, drumming and music will come from places like Colorado, Texas, California, Utah and Arizona. The ceremony is planned to conclude at 4 p.m.

For more information, call (575) 770-4399.

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ilovetoas

Perhaps at some point Tempo could publish an article by an anthropologist discussing the the similarities and differences between the Pueblos and Mesoamerican cultures. There is a long history of contact. They shared some beliefs, but in other ways they were very different. In their rituals Aztecs wielded obsidian blades while Pueblo priests spread corn pollen. Especially in the current political climate, it might be useful to explore our ancient connections to Mexico and how, in many respects, they are a 2000 year-old geographic inevitability that no wall will ever stop.

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