DAY 135 - HOME AMONG THE NATIVES
Day 135 - Taos Pueblo, New Mexico - 4818 km
Two Pueblo sisters posed for me in the Kewa reservation in New Mexico. I reached this small dusty town via a dirt road and it felt like I left America. Only natives live here. Earlier in the day I cycled through another reservation where the police stopped me and escorted me out again. Apparently I was not welcome. Kewa is a friendly town where I had a chat with locals and enjoyed some Indian taco’s. They still speak their own language and everyone has a double name. An official registered name, often Spanish and a native name which can not be written in Western language.
I’ve been trying to connect with the older native community in Taos Pueblo to take their portrait, but most are hesitant. It’s their tradition not to be photographed. They don’t want their ‘soul to be captured’. You can only respect this and give the people their space.