Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Blood and Thunder

I grew up in New Mexico. I lived near a Mescalero Apache Indian reservation. When I moved from New Mexico and lived in other parts of the country and world, I used to make fun about “fighting indians” when I was growing up. (Which really did happen since we went to the same schools.)

I’ve driven through Navajo country and admired the scenery and the people and their culture. Lynne and I own an authentic Navajo rug which is hung on the wall of our Colorado cabin.

Living in Colorado, we’ve heard about the Sand Creek Massacre.

Living in New Mexico, I’m familiar with Carson county and stories of Kit Carson.

I’ve been to Fort Craig and camped and dug for Civil War memorabilia.

Here is a book about the settling of the West. It is really a biography of Kit Carson to some degree, and I enjoyed it (while being ashamed at times) immensely! I highly recommend this book, especially if you have an affinity for New Mexico like I do.


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Posted under: Books I've Enjoyed • by Rick on 10/10/2007 at 06:08 PM
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