Pueblos, Spaniards, and the Kingdom of New Mexico

John L. Kessell

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Pueblos, Spaniards, and the Kingdom of New Mexico

Pueblos Spaniards and the Kingdom of New Mexico For than four hundred years in New Mexico Pueblo Indians and Spaniards have lived together yet apart Now the preeminent historian of that region s colonial past offers a fresh balanced look at the o

  • Title: Pueblos, Spaniards, and the Kingdom of New Mexico
  • Author: John L. Kessell
  • ISBN: 9780806139692
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For than four hundred years in New Mexico, Pueblo Indians and Spaniards have lived together yet apart Now the preeminent historian of that region s colonial past offers a fresh, balanced look at the origins of a precarious relationship.John L Kessell has written the first narrative history devoted to the tumultuous seventeenth century in New Mexico Setting asideFor than four hundred years in New Mexico, Pueblo Indians and Spaniards have lived together yet apart Now the preeminent historian of that region s colonial past offers a fresh, balanced look at the origins of a precarious relationship.John L Kessell has written the first narrative history devoted to the tumultuous seventeenth century in New Mexico Setting aside stereotypes of a Native American Eden and the Black Legend of Spanish cruelty, he paints an evenhanded picture of a tense but interwoven coexistence Beginning with the first permanent Spanish settlement among the Pueblos of the Rio Grande in 1598, he proposes a set of relations complicated than previous accounts envisioned and then reinterprets the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and the Spanish reconquest in the 1690s Kessell clearly describes the Pueblo world encountered by Spanish conquistador Juan de O ate and portrays important but lesser known Indian partisans, all while weaving analysis and interpretation into the flow of life in seventeenth century New Mexico.Brimming with new insights embedded in an engaging narrative, Kessell s work presents a clearer picture than ever before of events leading to the Pueblo Revolt Pueblos, Spaniards, and the Kingdom of New Mexico is the definitive account of a volatile era.

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    One thought on “Pueblos, Spaniards, and the Kingdom of New Mexico

    1. Jose Esquibel on said:

      John L. Kessell is a well-respected historian and best known for his work, ‘Kiva Cross and Crown’ (National Park Service, 1979) and as lead editor for the outstanding volumes of ‘The Journals of don Diego de Vargas, 1691-1704’(University of New Mexico Press, 1989-2002, 7 volumes).In ‘Pueblo, Spaniards and the Kingdom of New Mexico,’ Kessell presents the most accessible and engaging account of the history of seventeenth-century New Mexico available in print. His concise historical ove [...]

    2. Freddie Silva on said:

      This is a good overview of the early history of Spanish colonization of New Mexico. It is divided by time periods and describes the various Spanish governors and the hardships they faced colonizing such an isolated territory. It also has some personalized accounts of specific people. Quick and interesting read.

    3. Brooks on said:

      I enjoyed this quick read. An interesting lens to look at 17th century New Mexico. I think there are some promising threads that Kessell is pulling at regarding the relationship of the Pueblo Indians and the Spanish settlers, missionaries, and administrators.

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