Tuesday, June 18, 2019

New Mexico Nomad

A New Mexican that enjoys exploring back roads and learning more about the history of the Land of Enchantment.

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Angel Peak Badlands

The San Juan Badlands The San Juan Basin is bordered by the San Juan River to the north, the Chaco River to the west, the...

Coronado Historic Site

The Coronado Expedition Francisco Vásquez de Coronado arrived on the banks of the Rio Grande in December, 1540 with 500 soldiers and as many as...

Hawikuh Pueblo

Zuni Pueblo The language and the history of the Zuni people is passed orally from one generation to the next. The language is an ‘isolate,’...

Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de Zuñi

Zuñi Pueblo is the largest of the 19 New Mexican Pueblos, covering more than 700 square miles, with a population of over 10,000. Mission Building...

San José de Laguna

Laguna Pueblo The Laguna lived on the banks of the Rio San José in west-central New Mexico for thousands of year. They arrived long before...

San Esteban del Rey de Acoma

Charles Lummis was a journalist interested in historic preservation and indian rights. He traveled through New Mexico in the 1880s. The stark landscapes had a...

Salinas Pueblo Missions

Salt Missions Trail Scenic Byway There are history lessons in every nook and cranny of New Mexico. This region has been populated for thousands of...

San Gregorio de Abó Mission

The Tompiro People The people that settled Abo at the end of the 11th century were part of the Tompiro group, the same group that...

San Ysidro & San Buenaventura Missions

Freshwater lakes, with abundant fish, waterfowl, bison, and antelope once covered New Mexico. The Permian Sea extended into the region, leaving traces throughout the...

Nuestra Señora de Purísima Concepción de Quarai

Captain Francisco Sánchez Chamuscado and Father Agustín Rodríguez reached the five Tompiro speaking villages that comprise the Salinas pueblos in 1581–1582. The Tompiro settled...
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