Tag Archives: New Mexico

Trump’s doppelganger from colonial New Mexico bodes difficult decades ahead for US

If Trump had a doppelganger in history, it was probably Don Diego de Peñalosa, Governor of colonial New Mexico from 1661 to 1664.  If history repeats itself, we may be able to learn something about our future.   Colonial New … Continue reading

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On this date… September 8, 1598… New Mexico

On this date, Pueblo leaders were summoned to San Juan Pueblo to pledge their allegiance to King Phillip of Spain, represented by Governor Juan de Oñate, and to God, represented by Fray Alonso Martinez. They gathered under the shade of … Continue reading

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On this date… August 10, 1680… New Mexico

After eighty years of living like serfs under Spanish domination, the Pueblo revolted.  Across a broad territory, they rose up on a single day, killed hundreds of Spanish priests and leaders, and sent the remaining two-thousand fleeing down the Rio … Continue reading

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