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New Mexico History

Chaco Canyon National Historical Park

Americans are often preoccupied with ancient cultures on faraway shores, but New Mexicans have the ruins of an ancient, advanced civilization, on par with the ancient Mayans or Aztecs,...

Salmon Ruins & Heritage Park

Chaco Canyon was once the cultural capital of a civilization that dominated the Four Corners region. It spawned over 75 outlier colonies in the 12th century. Chacoan settlers meticulously...

Aztec Ruins

Aztec Ruins National Monument Encompassing 320-acres bordering the City of Aztec in northwestern New Mexico, Aztec Ruins provides a glimpse into an ambitious urban planning project built on the banks...

Dawson, New Mexico

Ghost towns litter the back roads in New Mexico. Miners settled most of these abandoned communities, extracting a variety of precious minerals and ores from the mountains and canyons...

Capulin Volcano

New Mexico facilitates the wandering mind. Often when I am wandering in areas far from power lines and my species, I contemplate how many feet have touched the earth...

Taos Earthships

Taos dares to be different. Actually, they embrace it. From one generation to the next, the community attracts people from all over the world who march to their own...

Petroglyph National Monument

Messages from the Ancients Whispers from the past echo through the basalt boulders on Albuquerque’s west side. The stones served as notepads for ancestors long passed, carrying thousands of messages...

Mescalero Apache

Mescalero Apache The Mescalero's call themselves Shis-Inday, “People of the Mountain Forests," or Mashgalénde / Mashgalé-neí / Mashgalé-õde, “People close to the mountains." Spanish settlers referred to them as the...

Apache Warrior Women | Gouyen, Lozen, Dahteste

Though gender roles and responsibilities were well defined in Apache culture, Apache women held prominent roles in Apache society. Women often accompanied warriors on raids, took up arms to...

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