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Robert Himmerich y Valen Cocina recipts Education Award
Verdad y Orgullo - Truth and Pride


Mission Statement 
The mission of the New Mexican Hispanic Culture Preservation League is to Preserve the heritage, Spanish language and the history of Hispanic New Mexico, to promote the education and understanding of the contributions of Hispanics to the development of New Mexico and the nation, to protect the history of the New Mexican Hispanic heritage and culture.  To achieve this mission, we will seek the TRUTH of our heritage and history, and restore the TRUTH and PRIDE of our New Mexican Hispanic Culture.



Join With Us
We become more powerful with numbers. The New Mexican Hispanic culture is unique in the Hispanic world and in the United States in general. It is important that our children, grandchildren, and future generations know New Mexico's Hispanic culture and history. It is no less important a history than that of others in the United States. The New Mexican Hispanic Culture Preservation League is doing it's best to have New Mexican Hispanic history acknowledged and corrected in our public schools. Our ancestors were prime players in New Mexico's history. It is sad that we did not learn that in school. Now we, and our children, have a chance to learn of our connection to New Mexico, and others will receive a better understanding of our place in United States history.

Annual Thanksgiving Banquet
 NMHCPL lobbied the New Mexico State Legislature to declare April 30th as the First Thanksgiving, and in 1999 succeeded. Each year, henceforth, the NMHCPL banquet commemorates the Thanksgiving ceremony held by the pioneers, led by Don Juan de Oñate – Adelantado, in 1598. The ceremony held over 400 years ago was marked by a high Mass giving thanks to the Lord, a banquet shared with the local natives, and an original play written by Captain Marcos Farfán de los Godos. At our annual Thanksgiving Banquet, we take time to honor two people with our Adelantado and Doña Eufemia awards.

NMHCPL Projects

 A legislative bill to make Don Gaspar Perez de Villagrá's epic poem, published in 1610, Historia de la Nueva Mexico, the epic poem of New Mexico. This being helpful in educating our children on their history.

To make two semesters of New Mexico history a requirement for graduation from a High School in New Mexico. UPDATE!! HB 139 Requiring one half semester of New Mexican History be taught, has passed and has been signed into law by Governor Bill Richardson. Thank you to all who worked so very hard on this project: Samuel Delgado, Robert Rodriguez, Ruben Salas, Eva Torres Aschenbrener and many, many others who called, visited and wrote letters to their legislators and the Governor. SUCCESS! After seventeen years of work!

To make a three-hour course in New Mexico history a requirement for teacher certification in New Mexico.

The formation of a speakers bureau.



The Pueblo Revovt Massacre by Ruben Salez







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 The Pueblo Revolt Massacre  
by  Rubén SálazMárquez

    Different authors put a spin on the 1680 San Lorenzo massacre so what are you to think if you have not read   the documents?  This book shows investigative comparisons so YOU will be able to decide

  Book stores selling - The Pueblo Revolt Massacre
Are:Page One, Borders, Barnes & Noble,  


Old Town Treasure House and The  National   Hispanic Culture Center     The book sells for $19.99




 NMHCPL hopes you will help set the public perception of 
Popé and the 1680 Massacre right.
Know the facts not the fiction

Latest News



     Remembering Adelantado 
           Sheldon Hall

Iglesia de San Roque of Philadelphia celebrates its one year anniversary Aug. 9ht- 16th visit web site for more info.

Bataan Gold Medal Update



ABQ Journal 12/27/2011, A6

It All Boils Down To Respect

 Why "Mexican" is a racial slur in New Mexico. Hispanic New Mexicans have always taken our pledge of allegiance to The United States of America, one nation under God seriously, defending it with our blood. New Mexicans gave their money to George Washington's war of independence. The New Mexican government refused to shed the blood of U.S. solders when we were invaded. Hispanics have fought bravely and with honor in all of this Countries wars, dying on the beaches of Europe, the rice fields of Viet Nam, and after being the first responders a day after Pearl Harbor, left by our government in the hands of the Japanese at Bataan, yet they returned with the same love for our United States.

     New Mexicans also give reverence and honor to our ancestors and will not deny our true heritage whether  Spanish, French, Indian, Mexican, and others. When called a "Mexican" as a racial slur our only defense can be to "forgive and forget", making it the perfect tool to keep the native population of this state "in its place".

   How different would the graduation rates be, if New Mexico's history and native populations were respected by all the teachers and administrators in our schools?     Orae Dominguez




 Santa Fe, genealogical researcher

and historian José Antonio Esquibel

2000 Adelantado Award winner received

the Cruz de Oficial (Officer’s Cross)

of the Orden de Isabel la Católica

(Order of Isabel the Catholic),

granted to him by order of Juan Carlos

II, King of Spain. Representing the King

was His Excellency Ambassador Miguel

Ángel Fernández de Mazarambroz

of the General Consulate of Spain,

Robert Himmerich y Valencia, Ph.D.

NMHCPL Banquet Speaker Honored
Santa Fe, NM--March 12, 2010
State Records Administrator Sandra Jaramillo has announced the selection of Rick Hendricks, Ph.D., as the new State Historian.

Santa Fe 400th opening remarks by H.R.H. the Prince of Asturias PDF 



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