New Mexico Mission Churches (Landmarks) (Paperback)

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Before Spanish rule, the land now known as New Mexico was inhabited by many indigenous tribes and pueblos with their own religious beliefs. When conquistadors arrived to search for the Seven Cities of Gold, they created settlements in the pueblos they conquered and forced Catholicism on the people they enslaved. While several of these original missions were destroyed during the Revolt of 1680, the surviving churches are cherished by the communities they now serve. Author Donna Blake Birchell guides you through the unique histories of more than twenty mission churches, their struggles and triumphs over the centuries and the preservation challenges they now face.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781467144933
ISBN-10: 1467144932
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: April 5th, 2021
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Landmarks