Indians rise up against U.S. occupiers.
The Taos Revolt was an uprising by Hispano and Puebloan groups against the United States during the Mexican War. They were concerned about land titles and treatment of locals by U.S. soldiers, who were basically an occupying force. On January 19, 1847, revolutionaries attacked territorial officials in Taos, killing the governor and others. The revolt spread, but within three weeks, army units destroyed the rebel strongholds, killing up to 150 people and capturing another 400. Although there were a few other clashes in coming months, the revolt was basically done.