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Credit: Joshua K. Concha
Cultural Identity Theft: Immeasurable Suffering
Mon, Nov 14, 2022, 2:08pm | By Joshua K. Concha
unauthorized access to your personal information has occurred, including your name children were given Anglo names. Their native languages and cultural practices were forbidden.
Credit: Billy the Kid, circa 1873 - 1881. Ben Wittick. Wikimedia Commons
A DIFFERENT KIND OF BILLY THE KID
Thu, Jun 30, 2022, 11:00am | By Richard Etulain
Billy the Kid is the most-written-about New Mexican. Most of the nearly 1,000 books and essays about Señor Billy picture him as a villain, hero, or combination...
The La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, ca. 1930-1940. The La Fonda was built in 1922, and was acquired by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad in 1925, who leased it to Fred Harvey. It was a Harvey House from 1926 to 1968. It has been locally own Credit: UNM Library, William A. Keleher Collection http://rmoa.unm.edu/docviewer.php?docId=nmupict000-742.xml
Mapping Queer History in New Mexico
Tue, May 31, 2022, 8:05am | By Ellen Dornan
For this month’s Augmented Humanity podcast, we’re talking with Dr. Amanda Regan, and Dr. Eric Gonzaba, co-creators of Mapping the Gay Guides, which is built around interactive geographic visualizations...
Credit: Ida B. Wells. Late 19th century Credit: From Wikimedia Commons
Ida B. Wells: The Power of the Pen
Mon, Feb 28, 2022, 12:24pm | By Ina Jane
"I felt that one had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or a rat in a trap.” (I.B. Wells) Ida B. Wells, a renowned American journalist and social activist from Holly Springs,...
Instrument of Change: A Brief Look at Photography in the United States
Wed, Dec 1, 2021, 6:34pm | By Mathew Contos
Some of the earliest photographs in history captured the brutality of war, a major departure from the heroic and romantic stylization of battle paintings that preceded them. Photographs of the Mexican-American...
Credit: Private Augustus Walley Credit: National Museum of African American History and Culture, Ellen Dornan photographer
1867: A Snapshot of the Military Occupation of New Mexico
Mon, Nov 1, 2021, 3:54pm | By Ellen Dornan
The 1867 U.S. Topo Bureau map showing the Old Territory and Military Department of New Mexico, “compiled in the Bureau of Topographic Engineers of the War Department chiefly for military purposes under...
Scene at Signing of the Constitution of the United States." Credit: Howard Chandler Christy, 1940
America’s Constitution: A Machine That Does Not Run By Itself
Wed, Sep 1, 2021, 9:28am | By Christian Fritz
When the Founding Fathers drafted America’s frame of government in Philadelphia during the constitutional convention of 1787, they knew they had begun a journey and not completed a task. By creating...
Credit: Photo curtesy of Samantha Bomkamp
How Has the Pandemic Affected Museums? Examples from the Blackwater Draw Museum at Eastern New Mexico University
Mon, Jun 28, 2021, 10:02am | By Samantha Bomkamp
The Blackwater Draw Museum (BWDM) was among the many museums in the country whose daily operations were disrupted during the pandemic.
Dr. Meta L. Christy Credit: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Healer of the Unseen: Dr. Meta L. Christy
Mon, Jan 30, 2023, 8:56am | By Ina Jane
Although systemic racism in America attempts to ensure the odds remain stacked against African Americans, Dr. Meta L. Christy proceeded to pave the way for many aspiring future Black doctors. As the first...
Miguel Trujillo with his daughter Josephine. Credit: Photo Courtesy from the collection of Josephine Waconda.
Wed, Sep 1, 2021, 12:09am | By Gordon Bronitsky
For most Americans, Indians remain the backdrop to American history. Indian heroes are the warriors of the past. Miguel Trujillo was an Isleta Pueblo Indian living at Laguna who directly confronted the...
Credit: Mural near International Border Crossing as seen with AR viewer. (screengrab of the Augment El Paso app) Credit: Ellen Dornan, photographer
Why is El Paso in Texas?
Fri, Aug 27, 2021, 2:49pm | By Ellen Dornan
Today, Southern New Mexicans frequently cross the border to El Paso, Texas, to enjoy shopping and entertainment, perhaps appreciating the culture without understanding the long history of why El Paso...
George Washington painted by Gilbert Stuart Credit: Retrieved from the Library of Congress
Washington’s Farewell Address: Timeless Wisdom
Wed, Feb 24, 2021, 9:38am | By Brandon Johnson
A lesson from Washington’s earlier life illustrates his deep understanding of how unchecked power and privilege can do violence to the fragile nature of liberty and self-government.
Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these blog posts/articles do not necessarily represent those of the New Mexico Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
What's in the word, savage?
Fri, Dec 30, 2022, 10:51am
By Felicia Bartley
Now What? Civil Rights & The Post-Pandemic Iconography of King’s Dream
Thu, Dec 15, 2022, 2:01pm
By Cathryn McGill
Tue, Dec 13, 2022, 7:57am
By Leeanna Teresa Martinez y Torres
Slow Burn: A Family History of Green Chile Stew
Thu, Dec 1, 2022, 11:20am
By Vanessa Baca
Little brown bags: A brief meditation on a Nuevo Mexico tradition
Thu, Dec 1, 2022, 9:25am
By Leeanna Teresa Martinez y Torres