Sister Wolf Speaks —-Women of the West History Trail

The Socorro women’s history trail project chose to include the El Camino Real Legacy Trail as part of our research area. We have expanded outside Socorro County for our stories about Native American women because the original pueblos Indians who lived in our country are gone. As a consequence of isolation from other continents. 80% and 90% of Native Americans died from illness introduced by Europeans. Many original tribes in the Americas died out entirely after Europeans contact. For example, all the Piros, pueblo Indians who inhabited the Socorro area, are gone. Some fled South with the Spanish in 1680, some mixed there with other Indian groups. But many had already died of disease, of the original approximately two hundred pueblos in New Mexico, only nineteen pueblos remain today…
The Women of the West , Museum , now affiliated with the Gene Autry , Museum in Los angeles, California, is dedicated to inspiring people everywhere, by revealing a richer and broader , American experience, shared and shaped by women of courage, imagination, and resourcefulness. The Women’s History Trail Project is a major education initiative to make women’s stories more visible in the history and landscape of the American West…

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