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Category: Death in New Mexico

Death in New Mexico

Disease & Death in New Mexico

According to a recent study by researchers at Harvard University, the Native population in North America was estimated between 2 and 18 million prior to

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Death’s Final Journey

Death rituals in the military include the custom of the riderless horse funeral procession. This tradition dates back to the 14th century when mourners would

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New Mexico’s Angels

It wasn’t until the early 1830s that the concept of having a final image of a loved one began to take root. The most common

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Capturing Native New Mexico

New Mexico’s early photographers faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles: the lack of readily available equipment and supplies, the length of time it took to get supplies

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Mexico’s Day of the Dead

Today, November 2nd, is All Soul’s Day on the Catholic calendar and Dia de los Muertos in Mexico. The indigenous people of Mexico have always

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New Mexico Symbolism & Death

The symbolic image of death for Hispanic New Mexico through the mid-19th century featured the wooden carvings of Doña Sebastiana. This allegorical icon of death

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