The lands of “New” Mexico have a history that reaches back into antiquity…
ACOMA PUEBLO SETTLED
– Acoma is one of the oldest continuously occupied settlements in North America.
– conquistador Juan de Oñate establishes “New Spain” on the territory of modern-day New Mexico.
– conquistadors, led by Juan de Oñate, massacre hundreds of Acoma Pueblo people and cut off left feet from men over 25.
SANTA FE IS FOUNDED
1629 – 1641
Father Juan Ramirez oversees the construction of the San Estevan Del Rey Mission Church at Acoma Pueblo.
– several New Mexico pueblos, including Acoma Pueblo rise up against the Spanish rule.
ALBUQUERQUE IS FOUNDED