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 .
all the Best


The Climate of Treasure and Legend
TreasureHunters and Prospectors
The Treasure of El Chato Nevarez
The Gold on Smelter Hill
Fate Has the Final Word
Treasures Hid in the Fields
The Jesuit Treasure of Bamoa
The Author Becomes Involved
The Lost Dupont Mine
n Natural Phenomena and the Growth of Legends
The Hermits Trail to New Mexico
Indians and Spaniards

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About the author (1963)

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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