Letter of the governor and captain-general, Don Antonio de Otermin, from New Mexico, in which he gives him a full account of what has happened to him since the day the Indians surrounded him. [September 8, 1680.] MY VERY REVEREND FATHER, Sir, and friend, most beloved Fray Francisco de Ayeta: The time has come when, … More The Mexicans of the Pueblo Revolt
It is often said that the Spanish spoken in Northern New Mexico is actually an “ancient” and “archaic” form of Spanish no longer spoken in Spain. But is this really true? No. Of course not. Don’t be ridiculous. In fact, the truth is FAR more fascinating! Perhaps the most pervasive myth among New Mexican Spanish … More Do New Mexicans speak an “ancient” form of Spanish?
The Acequia is a communal irrigation ditch, and its continued use is a testament to the cultural resiliency of the New Mexican people. But where does this tradition come from? Sadly, most New Mexicans have a distorted understanding of Acequia history, and credit its creation solely to Moors and Spaniards. For example, a recent article … More Acequias: a forgotten history
[ Tlaxkaltekah Nation ] Juan de Oñate is the source of much controversy in the state of New Mexico. Every year, a fiesta is held in his honor by the community of Española. People parade through the streets dressed as conquistadors, and a “Reina” is elected as part of the fiesta. But is Juan de … More The Trial and Conviction of Juan de Oñate
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For millennia, people have coveted rare goods they could get only through trade with others. The Ancestral Puebloans of the Colorado Plateau were no exception. They traveled great distances to exchange items like local turquoise, hides, and pottery for exotic shells, copper bells, and cacao. They also wanted macaws, beautiful parrot-like birds from the tropics. … More Earth Notes: Chaco Canyon’s Ancient, Exotic Birds | KNAU Arizona Public Radio
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