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Last Updated: Aug 9, 2011
Create a t-chart called "The Melting Pot of New Mexico"
Your t-chart should show the two main cultures that historically characterize New Mexico. One side of the chart should be labeled Spanish Catholic and the other should be labeled Native American and/or Native Mexican "Curanderismo". Record what you learn from the three links below about each sub-group. Be very detailed.
- Religion in New Mexico
This is a link to a Handout provided by the National Endowment for the Art's Big Read project. The multiculturalism present in New Mexico manifests itself in the religions practiced.
- The Land of Enchantment
The Land of Enchantment, New Mexico, is a melting pot of Spanish Christian and Native American heritage that metamorphose into a unique hybrid culture.
History of the Pueblo Native American of Taos. Rudolfo Anaya believes some of his relatives were Pueblo Indians from this region of New Mexico.