On August 10, 1680, the Pueblo Revolt began in New Mexico. The most successful Native rebellion in the history of the Americas, this forced the Spanish out of their northern colonies for twelve years.
For my latest podcast, I was happy to talk to Lorena Oropeza of the University of California-Davis about her book The King of Adobe: Reies López Tijerina, Lost Prophet of the Chicano Movement. This i
New Mexico is a very special place, in part because of its ecological fragility as somewhere livable, with a long and rich history of human civilization, at the age of a harsh desert. It doesn’t
On August 29, 1933, the National Miners Union shut down mines in Gallup, New Mexico. This labor action, which in many ways pitted Mexican miners against Navajo miners, demonstrates the racial complexi
New Mexico’s race relations are fascinating and unique. I wrote a piece here back in 2015 laying this out. So I’ll just quote from that to begin. Race and history in New Mexico are contest
This is absolutely horrifying and also fits into 500 years of genocide against Native communities in the Americas. A prominent women’s hospital here has separated some Native American women from the
On January 22, 1599, Spanish troops began their attack on Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico. This incredibly violent incident and aftermath created a regime of labor under Spanish rule that would have devast
I appreciated this discussion of the Entrada celebration in Santa Fe, a now long-running tradition in the city reenacting the Spanish reconquest of it in 1692 after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, the only