Tales of the Tribe

  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

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The Unfortunate Colony – Rebellion

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

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The Unfortunate Colony – A Colony Lost

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

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