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By Kathryn Gabriel

ISBN-10: 0071397000

ISBN-13: 9780071397001

ISBN-10: 1566261686

ISBN-13: 9781566261685

Stopover at New Mexico's mesmerizing combination of local American, Mexican and Western tradition.

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In later years, wenow including a sister, Janet, and two brothers, Randy and Mattsought out Indian ruins, ghost towns, and Mexican cuisine in sprawling adobe haciendas. The third seat of the Mercury station wagon faced backwards; whoever sat there and could withstand the carsickness saw much of New Mexico in retrospectas I still see it. Perhaps not surprisingly, my initial instinct as a writer has always been to explore the First Peoples of New Mexico, who for thousands of years constructed their homes directly from the earth.

Descendants may be among any of the nineteen Pueblo groups living in New Mexico today. Their influence will be felt in other towns visited in this book. ) We might blame the first Spanish surveyors for associating the ruins with the Aztecs who founded Tenochtitlán (Mexico City) in 1325. The park states unequivocally that the prehistoric builders were not Aztec, although whether or not the Anasazi were influenced or controlled by their contemporaries in Mexico is still being debated in some scientific circles.

Wide-angle lens a must! It is also fun to duck through the long corridor of rooms on the north wall of the great house and view its inner sanctums through Plexiglas windows placed by park rangers. D. 1130, from drastic politics or weather (the region is not without its long droughts), the system began to collapse. By 1150, activity at Aztec diminished and the villagers trickled away. Then around 1225, the town sprang back, as it did in Chaco Canyon. The pottery, textiles, and other wares of the newcomers are distinctive of Mesa Verde in southern Colorado forty miles to the northwest of Aztec ruins.

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