The TAS book group meets on the third Thursday of the month from September to May.

They discuss books on archaeology, anthropology, history and occasionally even fiction.

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Reading list for September 2018 through May 2019

This is the list of TAS Book Club events for 2018-2019, provided so that readers can get a head start. One of our participants has recommended that interested readers use to obtain their copies. They offer high-quality used books at pennies on the dollar and give fast service. All but one of the following books should be available there, although readers are also encouraged to check the Taos Library.

1.   September 27, hosted by Carina Short, Becoming White Clay - History and Archaeology of Jicarilla Enslavementby Sunday Eiselt  2012  

2.   October 18, hosted by Judith Hetem, Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations, Georgina Howell, Sarah Crichton Books (2008).

3.   November 15, hosted by Chris Riveles,  Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca: American Trailblazer, Robin Varnum, University of Oklahoma Press (2014).

4.   January 17, 2019, hosted by Sharon Barton, Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past, David Reich, Pantheon, (2018) Paper

5.   February 21, hosted by Pam and Dick Oestreicher, On the White Man’s Road?: Acculturation and the Fort Marion Southern Plains Prisoners. Selected chapters of Pam Oestreicher’s 1981 PhD dissertation. Available on interlibrary loan, or from ProQuest. Author will provide some copies of chapters at reader expense.

6.   March 21, hosted by CJ Johnson, When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846. Ramon Gutierrez, Stanford University Press (1991). Controversial book, published commentary to be provided in advance. RSVP essential.

7.   April 18, hosted by Judith Hetem, We Are Dancing for You: Native Feminisms and the Revitalization of Women’s Coming-of-Age Ceremonies (Indigenous Confluences), Cutcha Risling Baldy, University of Washington Press (2018).

8.   May 16, Group Potluck for selection of next year’s books. TBD

Taos Archaeological Society

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Taos, NM, 87571

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