New Mexico Art Tells its History

Ancestral Peoples

The Ancestral Peoples who called this land home had a rich tradition made visible through their art and artifacts. The European settlers who built upon their communities gave their own interpretation to early Pueblo life. Some of the views were realistic, others romantic, and some had political motives, but it is through these images that we have developed a vision of life in our Enchanted Land before and after Conquest.

Related Art

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Cui Bono?Winnowing Grain, Taos, New MexicoInterior Courtyard of Pueblo, Santa Clara, New MexicoKoshare (Pueblo Indian)Washington Landscape with Peace Medal IndianMatching Small Pox Suits for All Indian Families After U.S. Gov’t Sent Wagon Loads of Smallpox Infested Blankets to Keep Our Families Warm

Topics for Ancestral Peoples

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