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Kasha-Katuwe & Cochiti Pueblo

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument


Cochiti Pueblo ~ Arts and Crafts


Baked Goods!

Beautiful Handwork ~ Holding Off the Arthritis


Three Generations ~ Cochiti Pueblo

Spent more time talking than shooting images. Everyone willingly and comfortably spoke and shared of themselves and their knowledge of their Pueblo. The language, which is a spoken language only, is still being taught by elders to their children and grandchildren in the homes. The school teaches the language as well plus there are summer programs to keep the language alive. Everyone acknowledged that the loss of the language would be the loss of much of the culture and heritage of the Cochiti. I spoke with a native photographer who had his work on display. He proudly related that he was studying photography at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. He is learning wet darkroom technique, a disappearing talent. Mary proudly showed me her Native American sewing designs colorfully rendered on pieces of clothing. I ate wonderful baked goods and was treated to a taste of  outdoor oven baked bread, freshly baked this morning, with green chile relish. I spoke with a grandmother, an elder who told me of the Pueblo’s reknown for its drums and story tellers. Foolishly I asked where I could hear one of the story tellers. No one laughed at my error, I was just patiently informed that storytellers are a clay craft. Young and old alike were very open and sharing.

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Posted by bigdawg on December 10, 2011
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  1. 12/19/2011
    El Patron

    I must say that Trudy’s Cup Cakes are the most tasty of any baked goods I have tasted. I knew she would make an impression on someone to post them on the Net. I do really suggest that she put them out for everyone to taste. They do belong in her own bakery along with many of her side dishes. Such as her Guacamole, yummy just mouth watering as I write this blog. O and her traditional thick red chili with out door oven bread. I think that she should open a Cafe, so all visitors along with the local people can enjoy the Native tastes with a dash of Trudy’s special taste. Heres to “Trudy’s Goodies”


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