Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Of New Mexico's first settlers in 1598, 560 Europeans have been identified (381 men, 112 women and 67 children) in addition to several friars and a number of Mexican Indians. The women who helped to pioneer El Camino Real and establish the first settlements in New Mexico made a remarkable and largely unrecognized contribution. The women of Oñate's expedition are perhaps best characterized by fuerza, a Spanish term that connotes strength in every meaning of the word. The women of 16th and 17th century New Mexico had to be strong in the physical sense, but even more importantly they exhibited great strength of spirit and determination. The women of early Spanish New Mexico were the care of family, faith and culture. Fuerza is but one of many traditions that have passed from generation to generation and continue to define the present day lives of New Mexican families.
La Sociedad Folklórica
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1598.
Location. 35° 41.207′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1583 (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named 1598 (here, next to this marker); 1540 (a few steps from this marker); 1607 (a few steps from this marker); 1610 (a few steps from this marker); 1620 (a few steps from this marker); Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Labyrinth (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.