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Spanish Colonialism

Spanish Missions in New Mexico

New Mexico has an abundance of Spanish missions. Far more people are aware of California’s missions, many of which have been well preserved; however,...

El Morro

El Morro is an oasis on the arid plains of western New Mexico. A natural water cache at the base of the mesa has...

San José de los Jémez Mission

When the Spanish arrived, they built a mission to convert the community, the San José de los Jémez Mission. The Pueblo of Jémez is...

Santuario de Chimayo

El Santuario de Chimayó is a beautiful example of Spanish Colonial architecture. The structure is one of several historical churches on the High Road...

San Miguel Mission | Santa Fe

The Tlascalan Indians The Tlascalan Indians aided the Spanish conquistadors and missionaries as they conquered what is now New Mexico. They worked as miners, soldiers,...

San Lorenzo de Picurís

Picurís pueblo was once one of the largest Tiwa pueblos, but today it is one of the smallest, with about 1,801 tribal members. Their...

Pecos Pueblo National Historical Park

There is nothing ‘new’ about New Mexico. Study of prehistoric populations in North America is ongoing, with sites in North and South America establishing...

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...
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Chile Rellenos

Chile Rellenos

The smell of roasting chile is a sign that fall has arrived in New Mexico. The scent of the state’s signature crop roasting permeates...

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Popay was the leader of the Pueblo Revolt

The Pueblo Revolt of 1680

The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 was one of the most significant events in New Mexico’s history. The revolt wasn’t successful in terms of permanently...

Lodging

Hotel Luna Mystica

Hotel Luna Mystica | Taos

Hotel Luna Mystica is a vintage trailer hotel and starlight campground in the vast Mesa of Taos, one of the most mystical locations on...

Adventures & Experiences

Entering Zuni land

Tours of Zuni Pueblo

Zuni Pueblo is the largest of the nineteen New Mexican Pueblos. It covers more than 700 square miles and has a population of over...

Dining

Laguna green chile cheeseburger

Where To Grab A Great Green Chile Cheeseburger

In New Mexico is known for chile and most residents have an affinity for piquant peppers. The state question is "red or green." In...
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