The pueblo of Taos, New Mexico, is one of the longest-inhabited places in North America, and the nearby community became the northern outpost of New Spain. Later, fur trappers made their home in the village, which also saw the strongest resistance to the American conquest of New Mexico. In the twentieth century, Taos attracted artists and writers, outdoors enthusiasts, and the counterculture. In the 1960s, nearby Blue Lake became the center of the struggle for Native American rights. Today its breathtaking scenery and fine museums entice visitors to enjoy and ponder its history.