The Pueblo Revolt in New Mexico


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The Pueblo Revolt in New Mexico
After an uprising by Pueblo people at Acoma in 1599, and years of bloody Spanish reprisal, New Mexico, a colony in the valley of the Rio Grande, appeared to have taken a solid hold by 1680. The Acoma uprising had been instigated when Indians attacked a party of Spaniards who had entered the pueblo and demanded provisions. In retaliation,
The Spaniards burned the town and severed a foot from each
male over the age of twenty-five . . . . The Spanish court system routinely punished disobedience with hanging, flogging, and dismemberment. (Ponce,
. 14-15)
The people of other Pueblo villages seemed to have learned by Acoma’s example the lesson against resisting Spain’s imperialism. After quashing the...
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