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A Brief History of Spanish Settlement In Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado

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In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Pete Montaño about early Spanish settlement in the Southwest through the lens of his family history, and his ties to the Spanish settlements of the 1600s in northern New Mexico, and Basque sheep herders in southwest Colorado.

Books Pete Montaño recommends for further reading on the subject of Spanish settlements in northern New Mexico and the Southwest:

"Death Comes for the Archbishop" by Willa Cather

"The Milagro Beanfield War" by John Nichols

"Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West" by Hampton Sides

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