Images of America: Pueblos of New Mexico Editor - Ana Pacheco

Pueblos of New Mexico 1866-1925 As early as 1851, photographers journeyed along the arduous Santa Fe Trail on horseback and covered wagons in their quest to capture the magnificent vistas on film. In the ever-changing light of New Mexico’s landscape, they photographed the faces of the Pueblo People and helped document their ancient unimaginable world. They became witness to millennia of history.

New Mexico’s first inhabitants are believed to have descended from the Anasazi, the largely nomadic group that settled along the Colorado Plateau around 200 AD. Most likely, drought conditions brought the population centers of the Anasazi villages located in the Four Corners of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico to settle along the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico and the Mogollon Rim of Arizona in 1300 AD.

Ana Pacheco’s family settled in Santa Fe during the 17th century. While working as the historian in her hometown, Pacheco had the opportunity to study the cultural intersectionality that defines Santa Fe. Captivated by the enduring legacy of New Mexico’s indigenous population Pacheco continues to share stories with people throughout the world. Photographs of the pueblos dating back to 1866, provided courtesy of the Museum of New Mexico, offer a window into an ancient past that remains vibrant today.

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