Aztlan: The History, Resources, and Attractions of New Mexico

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D. Lothrop & Company, 1885 - New Mexico - 253 pages
This book is a breakdown of the "History, Resources and Attractions of New Mexico," including important legends and facts about the great migration of American Indians who slowly made their way North into present-day New Mexico and America.

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Page 248 - ... if you prick us, do we not bleed ? if you tickle us, do we not laugh ? if you poison us, do we not die ? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge ? if we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility ? revenge : If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example ? why, revenge. The villainy, you teach me, I will execute; and it shall go hard, but I will better the instruction.
Page 86 - The tax shall not be less than sufficient to pay the interest on the bonds as it becomes due and to provide a sinking fund for the payment of the principal on or before maturity.
Page 52 - ... hillside for a distance of probably 2,000 feet. The deepest shaft we descended was not over fifty feet, and the ore body was still pitching downward. Huge caverns have been excavated beneath the grass, with only a thin roof of limestone or porphyry, from one to six or eight feet thick supported on timbers, which gives the place a wild, weird appearance, with 'its huge mountains of silver ore rolled one upon another by Nature in her throes with some primeval volcano, and prepares one for the appearance,...
Page 38 - We do not desire to have domestic slavery within our borders ; and until the time shall arrive for our admission into the Union as a State, we desire to be protected by Congress against their introduction among us.
Page 38 - We respectfully but firmly protest against the dismemberment of our territory in favor of Texas or from any cause. "We do not desire to have domestic slavery within our borders; and, until the time shall arrive for admission into the union of states, we desire to be protected by Congress against the introduction of slaves into the territory.
Page 37 - ... square miles. By geographical divisions, it is bounded on the north by the State of Colorado, on the east by the public domain and the State of Texas, on the south by the State of Texas and the Mexican States of Chihuahua and Sonora, and on the west by the Territory of Arizona.
Page 60 - The tiller of the soil is not left at the mercy of fortuitous rains. His capital and labor are not risked upon an adventure. He can plan with all the certainty and confidence of a mechanic. He is a chemist whose laboratory is a certain area of land ; everything but the water is at hand — the bright sun, the potash, and other mineral ingredients (not washed out of the soil by centuries of rain). His climate secures him always from an excess of moisture, and what nature fails to yield, greater or...
Page 78 - New Mexico is by far the most favorable residence in the United States for those predisposed or affected with phthisis (consumption). In a service of three years in New Mexico, during which period I served at eight different stations, I saw but three cases of phthisis, and these were in persons recently arrived from elsewhere.
Page 40 - F6 and east of the Rio Grande a broken range runs south, variously known as the Placer Mountains, the Sandia, Manzana, Oscura, Jumanes, Fra Cristobal, Caballo, San Andres, and Organs, the latter crossing the southern border of the Territory near El Paso. To the east of the above range is a series of high tablelands, reaching to the mesa known as the Llano Estacado, or Staked Plains, and...
Page 39 - In the northern part of the Territory the Culebra range looms up to the east into the Raton spur, and to the south is known, according to proximity to local towns, as Taos, Mora, and Santa Fe Mountains.

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