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After the Colonizer Leaves: Historias de Nuevo Mexico conference explores state's embattled history

October 17, 2012, 11:00 am
By Stephanie Hiller

New Mexico's  wounds of colonialism run deep, despite the delicate balance of the three cultures—Anglo, Hispano and Native American—so often touted as an attraction for tourists. At a conference held in northern New Mexico last weekend, the pain of these old grievances was never far below the skin.

Called Historias de Nuevo Mexico and held at the El Rito campus of Northern New Mexico College, the purpose of the conference was to present complementary perspectives of the state’s unique history to correct the picture cultivated by mainstream historians celebrating the state’s centennial.

Read the rest at local writer Stephanie Hiller's blog,


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