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Posts by: Ellen Miller-Mack

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Voices of the Rainbow: Contemporary Poetry by Native Americans

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Visiting the Taos Pueblo (“an ancient community continuously inhabited for 100 years”) on San Geronimo Day, I was frightened by the Sacred Clowns (Koshares). The list of rules for visitors explained that these fit young men roving about in traditional dress— painted torsos and masks—could take things from you, intimidate you, and even push you into a small stream.

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