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b: The Republic of Texas
Texas
claimed sparsely-populated territories that were de jure part of Santa Fe de Nuevo México
Santa Fe de Nuevo México
and of Chihuahua, as well as territories of Coahuila y Tejas
Coahuila y Tejas
that are now part of Mexican Coahuila.

Santa Fe de Nuevo México
Santa Fe de Nuevo México
(English: Santa Fe [Holy Faith] of New Mexico; shortened as Nuevo México or Nuevo Méjico, and translated as New Mexico) was a province of the Viceroyalty of New Spain, and later a territory of independent Mexico. The United States
United States
gained control of the area via the Mexican Cession. Nuevo México is often incorrectly believed to have taken its name from the nation of Mexico. However, it was named by Spanish explorers who believed the area contained wealthy Amerindian
Amerindian
cultures similar to those of the Aztec Empire
Aztec Empire
(centered in the Valley of Mexico), and called the land the "Santa Fe de Nuevo México".[1][2][3] This naming was retained for the Mexican and American territory, as well as the subsequent U.S. state.

Contents

1 Geography 2 History

2.1 Spanish colonial province 2.2 Mexican territory 2.3 American territory

3 See also 4 References

Geography[edit]

Sangre de Cristo Mountains
Sangre de Cristo Mountains
to the east of Santa Fe: a winter sunset after a snowfall

Nuevo México was centered on the upper valley of the Rio Grande
Rio Grande
(Río Bravo del Norte): from the crossing point of Oñate on the river south of Ciudad Juárez, it extended north, encompassing an area that included most of the present-day U.S. state
U.S. state
of New Mexico. It had variably defined borders, and included sections of present-day U.S. states: western Texas, southern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, and the Oklahoma
Oklahoma
panhandle. Actual Spanish settlements were centered at Santa Fe, and extended north to Taos pueblo and south to Albuquerque. Except for the first decade of the province's existence, its capital was in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains
Sangre de Cristo Mountains
at the ancient city of La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís (modern day Santa Fe). History[edit] Spanish colonial province[edit] See also: Spanish missions in New Mexico

16th century

The Nuevo México Province was created by Philip II of Spain
Philip II of Spain
and was officially settled during the 1598 expedition by Juan de Oñate, governor; he established the colonial settlement San Juan de los Caballeros near Ohkay Oweenge Pueblo. The expedition had been authorized by Philip II to survey the region. Though the Spanish believed that cities of gold such as the ones of the Aztecs, whom they had previously conquered, lay to the north in the unexplored territory, the major goal was to spread Catholicism. Other expeditions had taken place before Oñate's 1598 expedition. He was unable to find any riches, however. As governor, he mingled with the Pueblo
Pueblo
people and was responsible for the establishment of Spanish rule in the area. Oñate served as the first governor of the Nuevo México Province from 1598 to 1610. He hoped to make it a separate viceroyalty from New Spain in an original agreement made in 1595, but the terms failed when the Viceroy
Viceroy
changed hands in 1596. After a two-year delay and lengthy vetting by the new viceroy, Oñate was finally allowed to cross the Rio Grande
Rio Grande
River into modern day Texas
Texas
and New Mexico.

17th century

Most of the Spanish missions in Nuevo México were established during the early 17th century with varying degrees of success and failure, oftentimes building directly atop ancient pueblo ruins, and in the centers of pueblos. Some pueblos were friendly to the foreigners, but after cultural differences and the banishment of local religions tensions against the Spanish rose significantly. After compounding misdeeds and overbearing taxes by the Spanish invaders, the indigenous communities rebelled in what is now referred to as the Pueblo
Pueblo
Revolt of 1680. This rebellion saw the Spanish expelled from Nuevo México for a period of 12 years and the pueblo people were able to regain lost lands. They returned to battle against the Spanish who sought restoration in 1692 of the conquered holdings. The reoccupation of Santa Fe was accomplished by Diego de Vargas. The province became under the jurisdiction of the Real Audiencia of Guadalajara, with oversight by the Viceroy
Viceroy
of New Spain
New Spain
at Mexico
Mexico
City.

18th century

In 1777, with the creation of the Commandancy General of the Provincias Internas, the Nuevo México Province was removed from the oversight of the Viceroy
Viceroy
and placed solely in the jurisdiction of the Commandant General of the Provincias Internas. Mexican territory[edit]

Province of New Mexico
New Mexico
when it belonged to Mexico
Mexico
in 1824

The province remained in Spanish control until Mexico's declaration of independence in 1821. Under the 1824 Constitution of Mexico, it became the federally administered Territory of New Mexico. The part of the former province east of the Rio Grande
Rio Grande
was claimed by the Republic of Texas
Texas
which won its independence in 1836. This claim was disputed by Mexico. In 1841, the Texans sent the Texan Santa Fe Expedition, ostensibly for trade but with hopes of occupying the claimed area, but the expedition was captured by Mexican troops.[4] American territory[edit] Main article: History of New Mexico See also: Territorial evolution of New Mexico The United States
United States
inherited the unenforced claim to the east bank with the Texas
Texas
Annexation in 1845. The U.S. Army under Stephen Kearny occupied the territory in 1846 during the Mexican-American War, a provisional government was established, and Mexico
Mexico
recognized its loss to the United States
United States
in 1848 with the Mexican Cession
Mexican Cession
in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Texas
Texas
continued to claim the eastern part, but never succeeded in establishing control except in El Paso. However, in the Compromise of 1850 Texas
Texas
accepted $10 million in exchange for its claim to areas within and north of the present boundaries of New Mexico
New Mexico
and the Texas panhandle.[5] In 1849, President Zachary Taylor
Zachary Taylor
proposed that New Mexico
New Mexico
immediately become a state to sidestep political conflict over slavery in the territories, but it did not become a state until January 1912. See also[edit]

New Mexico
New Mexico
portal New Spain
New Spain
portal

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Pueblo
peoples Apache people Cuisine of the Southwestern United States History of New Mexico Hispanos (Californios, Genízaros, and Tejanos) Hispanos of New Mexico Navajo people New Mexican cuisine New Mexican Spanish New Mexico
New Mexico
Territory New Mexico New Mexico
New Mexico
music Pueblo Puebloan people Pueblo
Pueblo
music Pueblo
Pueblo
Revolt Spanish governors of New Mexico Spanish missions in New Mexico

References[edit]

^ Weber, David J. (1992). The Spanish Frontier in North America. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. p. 79.  ^ Sanchez, Joseph P. (1987). The Rio Abajo Frontier, 1540–1692: A History of Early Colonial New Mexico. Albuquerque: Museum of Albuquerque
Albuquerque
History Monograph Series. p. 51.  ^ Stewart, George (2008) [1945]. Names on the Land: A Historical Account of Place-Naming in the United States. New York: NYRB Classics. pp. 23–24. ISBN 978-1-59017-273-5. There was Francisco de Ibarra, a great seeker after gold mines. In 1563 he went far to the north ... when he returned south, Ibarra boasted that he had discovered a New Mexico. Doubtless, like others, he stretched the tale, and certainly the land of which he told was well south of the one now so called. Yet men remembered the name Nuevo México, though not at first as that of the region which Coronado had once conquered.  ^ Carroll, H. Bailey. "Texan Santa Fe Expedition". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas
Texas
State Historical Association. Retrieved May 29, 2011. ^ Griffin, Roger A. "Compromise of 1850". Handbook of Texas
Texas
Online. Texas
Texas
State Historical Association. Retrieved J

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