Friday, April 7, 2017

Manzanar on Interstate 40

They say, "Don't get mad, get even." and this is a wonderful example.

Wandering in the blazing sun, still suffering guilt for the blankets with smallpox, I kept wondering, "Where's that pointy obelisk that symbolizes how we put it to them?"

Sky City is the nickname for Acoma Pueblo where the Spaniards, led by Don Onate, in 1599, cut off the right foot of 24 men, a hand from each of two men and enslaved hundreds of women and children for twenty years. (Wiki: Acoma Massacre) In 1998, during the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Spanish colony of New Mexico, the right foot of a statue of Onate in Alcalde, a community a few miles north of Espanola, was removed. Like the Holocaust and 2001, folks remember.

There IS a fine view of Mt. Taylor and a water spigot on the other side of Phoebe with a big sign: WINTER WATER SUPPLY.

West bound to Utah. Exploration ho!!!

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