Tales of the Tribe http://wp.me/p102ON-E6 Synopsis: Society creates the stories it tells itself: factual, specious, apocryphal, dishonest; by any rendition, according to Wallace Stevens, will still be a fiction. Myth wears the clothes of its culture, will always be a social fact, and those who would eschew these basic facets of humanity, will prove […] Continue reading →
V. Rebellion ~ The Ninth day of August, Sixteen-Eighty, don Antonio de Otermín, governor and captain of His Majesty’s province, New Mexico Land, states he had received “Some noteworthy news of general disturbance.” The Pueblo Indians, now Christian converted, are “convoked, allied, and confederated” to revolt from this Kingdom and destroy all at hand, […] Continue reading →
IV. Popé ~ The strands, knotted leather, each knot of the tether, a message, in passage, denoting together when Pueblo would no longer hide. A signaling system that signified breaking of the yoke and cruel chaffing chide. Augusto de Año, Sixteen-Eighty, The High Time had come, the bell had been rung, and the […] Continue reading →
III. A Colony Lost ~ Three generations, from Oñate to here, Sixteen-Eighty, and the changes appear: Caste system conflict among three estates – Religious, Government, and the Colonists – coupled with Distance, which turns to Neglect and Form follows Function to change and correct. The land was harsh – this has its own […] Continue reading →
~ I with my camera take shots of the rocks, and ponder the labors all lost. For years upon years, this place remains here, when day after day all trickle away – The memory, a history, a place called Quarai. Once diurnal pueblo of everyday people, now lie your ruins, this place once be-troubled – […] Continue reading →
. . Vittorio stole the white man’s gold – the white man’s gold, his treasure. . But Vittorio stole all of this gold; and then, to throw in good measure, he would take of their horse and leave them, perforce, to stew evenmore in displeasure. . And across the land, of the mountains and sand, […] Continue reading →
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