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Title: Penitentes

Author(s): Southwest Crossroads Spotlight

A brief description of the Penitente Brotherhood and the Hispano communities it served.

During the 1600s and 1700s, Hispano settlers in present-day New Mexico lived in small isolated poblaciones, or communities. They built adobe houses, dug acequias (irrigation ditches), and planted their crops along these ditches. The settlers lived in...

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Title: Whitewater Gila

Source(s): Gila Descending: A Southwestern Journey

Author(s): M. H. Salmon (Author)

The author canoes down the Gila River of New Mexico and Arizona with his dog and his cat.

I hadn’t been close to a canoe or held a paddle in my hands for many years. The first thing I did was misjudge the current and was nearly swept into the pilings under the East Fork Bridge. Recovering in time (“steady all”) I waved my paddle at ...

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Title: The Girl You Left Behind

Source(s): Dark and Perfect Angels

Author(s): Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Author)

Buried him deep, you and she. No priest to rub the oils on his skin. No sacraments, no prayers from the book, no sacred songs to fling him into heaven. The shovel, heavy as you dug—you and she—heavy as the grief your black eyes kept. With...

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