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The Bloody Conquest of History

As violent protesters ravage Confederate statues across the American South, little attention seems to fall on the Spanish people of Santa Fe, New Mexico, whose rich 325-year history hangs in the balance.

220 years before its statehood in 1912, New Mexico was conquered and governed by Don Diego De Vargas, a devout Spanish conquistador who reclaimed the territory in a mostly bloodless resistance.

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