Pablo Montoya

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Montoya was a vecino of Taos Pueblo who supported the Chimayó Rebellion in 1837 and who later played an instrumental role in the 1847 Taos Revolt that directly challenged the U.S. occupation. His contemporaries claim that he styled himself as the “Santa Anna of the North.” Along with Tomasito, he led the group that assassinated Governor Charles Bent in his Taos home. Following the Battle of Taos, Montoya was executed on the town plaza with eight other members of the revolt.