Title: Muster Roll
Source(s): Majestic Journey: Coronado’s Inland Empire
Stewart L. Udall (Author)
Before Coronado’s expedition into New Mexico, a muster roll was taken describing each traveler in detail.
We know a lot about events that day at Compostela— exactly 192 years before George Washington was born in 1732—because Don Antonio had issued an order that each soldier would pass before an inspector and declare his possessions. Thus, diligent sc...
Title: Carl Meets His Cousin-Brother
Source(s): Katzimo, Mysterious Mesa
Bobette Bibo Gugliotta (Author)
The son of an Acoma mother and a German-Jewish father visits his mother's village for the first time and meets his cousin.
With a quick motion of his hand Horace indicated the path that the group was ascending. “Do you want to walk up the foot trail or do you want to climb the split trail?” He threw the choice at Carl like a challenge.
Without hesitating Carl repl...
Title: Solomon Bibo
Source(s): Trail Dust
Marc Simmons (Author)
Historian Marc Simmons sketches the life of Solomon Bibo, a German Jewish American who served as Governor of Acoma Pueblo.
Solomon Bibo, born in German Prussia in 1853, was one of eleven children. Right after our Civil War (1861-1865), two older Bibo brothers, Nathan and Simon, immigrated to the United States.
They came to Santa Fe, where Nathan worked for the Spiegel...
Title: Jews and the Spanish World
Southwest Crossroads Spotlight
A brief description of Jews in the Spanish world.
Jews were living in Spain as early as the sixth century BCE along the ancient Phoenicians and Syrians. These peoples followed trading routes all over the Mediterranean sea coasts. When the Romans ruled Spain in the second century B.C.E,, many Spani...