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Category: New Mexico History

Death in New Mexico

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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Death in New Mexico

The Ghosts of New Mexico Women

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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New Mexico History

Home to Three Countries

The construction of the Casas Reales (Royal Houses) was completed in 1610. The newly constructed building represented the Spanish crown and government of the capital

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New Mexico History

New Mexico Piñon

While growing up in Santa Fe my parents, aunts and uncles waited in anticipation for the new crop of piñon. Every seven years a new bumper

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New Mexico History

Nina Otero-Warren Public Celebration

Tomorrow, September 18th from 10:00 until 5:00, the New Mexico History Museum will celebrate the legacy of Nina Otero-Warren. New Mexico’s very own Hispanic suffragette,

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New Mexico History

Tis the Chile Season

The word chile derives from the Nahuatl word chilli or xilli. For thousands of years the medicinal properties of the chile helped the Native Indians

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New Mexico History

Taos Pueblo’s Sacred Blue Lake

Taos is the furthest north of the pueblos along the Rio Grande. The settlement began around 1200-1250 A.D. During Francisco Vazquez de Coronado’s expedition in

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