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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… January 24, 1599… New Mexico

On this date in 1599, Acoma Pueblo, the sky city, fell. Rising above the desert plain, perched atop smooth sandstone cliffs that reflect brilliant orange in the morning sun, Acoma had been there since the 1100s.  It was the oldest … 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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