The Land - New Mexico is the southeastern State of the Mountain group, bounded on the north by Colorado, on the cast by Oklahoma and Texas, on the south by Texas and Mexico, and on the west by Arizona. The northwestern corner of the state, joining Arizona, Utah, and Colorado...
  History - The story of the discovery of New Mexico by the Spaniards, as recounted by Castañeda, starts with Ñuño de Guzman, Governor of New Spain in 1528, who had in his possession an Indian called Tejo (Te-ho) who told of going northward with his father to trade feathers for ornaments...
  Indians - The peaceful aspect of the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico at the present time tells little of their strenuous past. Green fields and orchards surround their villages, strings of red chili festoon their adobe houses in autumn, and the sweet odor of burning juniper drifts across winter...
  Albuquerque - In the fertile valley of the Rio Grande, where the river sweeps in a broad curve from the north, the city is flanked east and west by tawny mesas and blue mountains. Fifteen miles to the east the Sandia Mountains rise 6,000 feet above the surrounding mesas to form the...

  Santa Fe, started life in 1609 with the florid title of the Royal City of the Holy Faith of Saint Francis— La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco. It has been a capital continuously for more than 300 years, and the flags of four nations—Spain, Mexico, the Confederacy, and the United States...
  Taos is in reality three towns - the Spanish town (Don Fernando de Taos), the Indian Pueblo (San Gerónimo de Taos), and the old Indian farming center Ranchos de Taos - all separate entities, yet from the beginning closely knit together in interest. In the vicinity of these three villages are other...