The Colonial War Kiosk covers interesting details about New Mexico’s military past and the earliest stages of contact between the Pueblos and the Spanish.
In a region where resources were limited, human beings and livestock became two of the most coveted commodities.
Predation provided the impetus for the political and economic system that took shape in New Mexico. The cycle of violence remained unbroken until the 1880s.
This history, inscribed on the kiosk, speaks to the blending and clashing of diverse cultures and the inevitable social turmoil that ensued.