[ 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
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the house of representatives recognize the existence and importance of this indigenous group and the presence and importance of its descendants today
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Our insignia represents three of the oldest contributions made by mesoamericans to the state of New Mexico: Corn, Scarlet Macaw, and Cacao.