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Category: New Mexico History

New Mexico History

Sandia: the Lesser Known Pueblo

The ancient Tiwa word for Sandia Pueblo is Nafiat, “place where the wind blows dust.” During the 16th century the Spanish colonists renamed the mountain

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New Mexico History

The Case of the Floating Coffin

The Mission Church of San Augustine at Isleta Pueblo pictured here between 1880 and 1890. The original church began around 1613. Reconstruction of the church

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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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