Governor Charles Bent House Museum, Taos, NM Photos

The Governor Charles Bent House (c1840) Museum (117A Bent St.) was the home of first American Governor of New Mexico, appointed (Sept. 1846) by Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny. Bent was murdered in this house during a Navaho uprising (Jan. 19, 1847). Bent made his mark in New Mexico as an American trader who overcame the difficulties of the Santa Fe trail. He created Fort Bent (now in Colorado) as a private safe stopping point and used oxen so Indians would not steal his horses.

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Governor Charles Bent House Museum in home of first American Governor of New Mexico, appointed by Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny. Taos, NM.Portrait of Governor Charles Bent, murdered in his Taos home in the Navaho uprising at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Piano brought to Taos by ox-team at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Bent family chair given by Charles Bent to Kit Carson who later returned it to Bent's widow at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.
Governor Charles Bent House (c1840) Museum (117A Bent St.) in home of first American Governor of New Mexico, appointed (Sept. 1846) by Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny. Taos, NM.Portrait of Governor Charles Bent, murdered (Jan. 19, 1847) in his Taos home in the Navaho uprising at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Piano brought to Taos (c1858) by ox-team at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Bent family chair given by Charles Bent to Kit Carson who later returned it to Bent's widow at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.
Dual spigot coffee urn used by Bent-Scheurich family at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Drawing of Teresina Bent Scheurich, daughter of Gov. Bent drawn by John Young-Hunter at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Dress of Maria Josefa Jaramillo Carson at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Ox-bow yoke at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.
Dual spigot coffee urn used by Bent-Scheurich family at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Drawing of Teresina Bent Scheurich, daughter of Gov. Bent drawn (1918) by John Young-Hunter at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Dress of Maria Josefa Jaramillo Carson at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Ox-bow yoke at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.
Antique objects displayed at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Double mantled lanterns with two wicks which cast no shadow at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Objects of New Mexico history at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Native American objects at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.
Antique objects displayed at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Double mantled lanterns with two wicks which cast no shadow at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Objects of New Mexico history at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Native American objects at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.
Casa Grande pottery effigy pot at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Pomo Indian basket at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Hopi Indian basket at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Portrait of Charles Bent, a Taos merchant and first civil governor of New Mexico at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Casa Grande pottery effigy pot at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Pomo Indian basket at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Hopi Indian basket at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.Portrait of Charles Bent, a Taos merchant and first civil governor of New Mexico at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.

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