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Santa Fe / New Mexico History Blog

New Mexico History

La Llorona

La Llorona, the wailing woman, is an important part of New Mexico cultural folklore. The legend may have originated in 1520 with the Spanish conquest

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Writers

Fray Angelico Chavez

Fray Angélico Chávez of Santa Fe was a priest, genealogist and a historian. He was also the author of 22 books, including nine historical books.

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Performing Arts

Weaver of Tunes

Nicolás Escajeda was a shy, humble Mexican known throughout Santa Fe as a noble gentleman, singer and weaver. Nicolás was born in Acensión, in the

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Writers

Remembering Rudy

Rudolfo Anaya, New Mexico’s premier author of Chicano literature, died on Sunday, June 28th. Anaya was best known for his epic coming-of-age novel, Bless Me,

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Santa Fe History

Santa Fe’s Angel of Death

Through the mid-20th century Hispanics in Santa Fe continued to practice the funeral traditions of medieval Spain, which included the superstitions associated with death. In

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Death in New Mexico

Vestige of Another Culture

In New Mexico the tápalo, (mourning shroud) was the requisite garment for women to wear for one full year after the passing of a loved one.

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