Treasure of the Sangre de Cristos: Tales and Traditions of the Spanish Southwest

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1963 - History - 223 pages
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This collection of tales and traditions from the Southwest includes stories of lost mines stacked with bars of gold, mule loads of silver cached away in outlaw hoards, and fabulous Jesuit treasures buried when that order was expelled from New Spain. Some treasure locations would be rediscovered by chance or by an old map-and somehow always lost again.

But not all these folk teasures are of material wealth. There is the story of a nun who loved a soldier and repented, and whose kneeling figure may still be seen as a mountain rock formation. There is the Hermit of Las Vegas, an actual person who, after traveling between Argentina and Quebec, settled in New Mexico, where he became the subject of affectionate legends.

 

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One of the Great Treasure Tale Books out there .
Thank you for having it available on Line .
I'm a Treasure -Hunter and This Book is full of Objective and Well Documented Viewpoints .
I would
recommend it to anyone interested in Folklore , or just a dang good book to read .
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Contents

The Climate of Treasure and Legend
3
TreasureHunters and Prospectors
24
The Treasure of El Chato Nevarez
37
The Gold on Smelter Hill
55
Fate Has the Final Word
69
Treasures Hid in the Fields
87
The Jesuit Treasure of Bamoa
101
The Author Becomes Involved
121
The Lost Dupont Mine
135
n Natural Phenomena and the Growth of Legends
149
The Hermits Trail to New Mexico
179
Indians and Spaniards
197
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Arthur L. Campa was a widely renowned scholar of southwestern culture and the author of Hispanic Culture in the Southwest. He was Chairman of the Department of Modern Language and Literature at the University of Denver from 1946 until his retirement in 1972.

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