Park to be renamed due to controversial history

TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – A popular park in Taos will soon have a new name after some controversy over the old one.

The Taos Town Council voted Wednesday night to rename Kit Carson Park which was named after the 19th century scout.

Residents in Taos, including a Native American woman, proposed the name change.

She argued that Carson should not be glorified because he caused a good deal of harm to the local Native American people.

During the Indian wars, Carson led armies that forced the Navajo, Mescalero, Kiowa and Comanche Indians out of their homeland. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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