Christmas in the Missions of Northern New Spain

  title={Christmas in the Missions of Northern New Spain},
  author={K. Mann},
  journal={The Americas},
  pages={331 - 351}
  • K. Mann
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • The Americas
In 1982, native historian Joe Sando vividly described the Christmas season at Jémez Pueblo in northern New Mexico. Throughout the pueblo, figures of the Christ Child lay on display in homes in prominent, specially-decorated areas representing the stable in Bethlehem. During his childhood, Sando remembered that Hemish families roasted corn in their fireplaces, while elders drew pictures of wild game animals and birds, as well as important crops, on the wall next to the fireplace, in hopes that… Expand
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