AKA: Taos Rebellion, Taos Insurrection, Taos Uprising, Pueblo Revolt of 1847. January, 1847. Mexican and Native American resistance against American occupation of northern New Mexico during the Mexican-American War. In Taos, insurgents killed Governor Charles Bent and other officials, then moved against Arroyo Hondo and Mora. A force of Army and militia from Santa Fe moved against the insurgents, forcing a large group to take refuge in the church at Taos Pueblo. The Army forces surrounded the church, the "Siege of Taos", and with cannon killed many and captured over 400. Another force moved against the insurgents at Mora, in The First Battle of Mora and The Second Battle of Mora. Three other actions occurred in following months, the Battle of Red River Canyon, the Battle of Las Vegas, and the Battle of Cienega Creek.