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6 WELCOME By Thomas Romero
T HE VA L L E V I DA L (S E E P. 2 0 ). P H OTO BY C H R I S DA H L- B R E DI N E .
Vacation Destination: The Northern Realm
Cultural Geography: North-Central New Mexico Explanation of placenames of northern Taos County in Spanish and English and Tewa.
By Tom Gallegos
Foraging for Wild Foods Both a tradition and a trend. Tips on gathering and preparing wild plant foods, focusing on prickly pear, quelites (lamb’s-quarter), verdolagas (purslane), chokecherries and sumac. By Ellen Zachos
Acequias: Lifeblood of El Norte A look at the traditional key role acequias play in the region, as defined by several local ditch keepers and the New Mexico Acequia Association. By Arnold Vigil
A comprehensive guide to this isolated and beautiful area, including Questa, Costilla, Amalia, Valle Vidal, Wild Rivers Recreation Area, Red River, Angel Fire and the Enchanted Circle route.
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This publication is a cooperative venture between The Taos News and the Northern Río Grande National Heritage Area, with assistance from Taos, Santa Fe, and Rio Arriba Counties. —Daniel Gibson, editor (DanielGibsonNM@gmail.com) The title, Land Water People Time, is used by permission of Water in Motion, LLC, and Northern Rio Grande NHA.
14 ART CHARACTERS
F E AT U R E S
Norma Naranjo, The Feasting Place and traditional foods of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo. By Tantri Wija
By Roberto Valdez
Dichos: Proverbs Offer Wisdom and Cultural Insights Dichos: what they are, their deeper meanings and a presentation of a handful used locally. By Don Usner
Our ongoing series on regional artists — traditional furniture artisan and woodcarver Miguel Chavez, landscape painter AnaMarie Samaniego, the band Lone Piñon, and clay artist and printer Jason Garcia of Santa Clara Pueblo. By RoseMary Diaz
48 ESCRITORES (WRITERS) A profile of author Anita Rodríquez of Taos and an excerpt from her recent book Coyota in the Kitchen. By Rick Romancito
58 FAITH A look at three unique and prominent churches of the region: San Francisco de Los Ranchos de Taos, San Geronimo of Taos Pueblo and Christo Rey Church of Santa Fe. By Rick Hendricks
66 SPOTLIGHT (NEW!) Chimayó Trading Post in Española. By Arin McKenna
Trails Define Northern New Mexico Notes on key historic trails of the region — including the Old Spanish Trail, the Santa Fe Trail and the Camino Real — plus the recreational Continental Divide Trail and forthcoming Río Grande Trail.
68 REGIONAL MAP 70 LOOKING BACK (HISTORY) A brief history of prominent women in Northern New Mexico and the rights of women here under Spanish and Mexican law. By Patricia Trujillo
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By Daniel Gibson
82 REGIONAL CALENDAR
ON THE COVER Taos Pueblo. Photo courtesy of Taos Historic Museums.