By Lesley S. King

ISBN-10: 0470371862

ISBN-13: 9780470371862

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The spark that sent the first E uropean explorers into what is no w N ew M exico was a fabulous mediev al myth that sev en Spanish bishops had fled the M oorish invasion of the 8th centur y, sailed w estward to the legendar y isle of Antilia, and built themselv es sev en cities of gold. Hernán Cortés’s 1519 disco very and conquest of the A ztecs’ treasure-laden capital of Tenochtitlán, now Mexico City, fueled belief in the myth. When a F ranciscan friar 20 years later claimed to have sighted, from a distance, “a very beautiful city” in a region known as Cíbola while on a r econnaissance mission for the vicer oyalty, the gates were opened.

Tesuque Pueblo was one of the first to begin a massiv e expansion, and many other pueblos followed suit. Many N ew M exicans ar e concerned about the tone gambling sets in the state. The casinos are for the most part large and unsightly buildings that stand out sor ely on some of N ew M exico’s most picturesque land. Though most residents appreciate the boost that gambling can ultimately bring to the N ative American economies, many critics wonder where gambling profits actually go—and if the casinos can possibly be a good thing for the pueblos and tribes.

H. Lawr ence and Willa Cather, both short-term Taos residents. indd 31 Mornings in M exico and Etruscan P laces. Lawrence’s Taos period is described in Lorenzo in Taos, which his patr on, Mabel Dodge L uhan, wr ote. Cather, a P ulitzerprize winner famous for her depictions of the pioneer spirit, penned Death Comes for the A rchbishop, among other wor ks. This fictionalized account of the 19th-centur y 2 N E W M E X I CO I N P O P U L A R C U LT U R E : B O O K S , F I L M S & M U S I C water and formed beautiful lakes.

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