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Reconsidering La Entrada

Entrada

August 17, 2018 – A native of Northern New Mexico, Dr. Estevan Rael-Gàlvez has spent his professional life reimagining his home state’s unique past. A former state historian and director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Rael-Gàlvez was part of the group that began conversations to end La Entrada, part of Santa Fe’s annual Fiestas celebration.

In recent weeks, the All Pueblo Council of Governors, the Fiesta Council, the Caballeros de Vargas, the Catholic Church and the City of Santa Fe announced an agreement that will change the yearly celebration of Don Diego de Vargas’ reconquest of Santa Fe.

Rael-Gàlvez talks to NMiF correspondent Matt Grubs about the importance of memory and tradition, and the perils of both concepts as well. He also speaks to the origins of La Entrada, including its current iteration, which began only about a century ago.

Further reading:

Raising Consciousness and Imagining Reconciliation -Greenfire Times

 Entrada Out -Santa Fe Reporter

The Line Top 10 Countdown: #9 Entrada Unrest

December 22, 2017 – In ninth place in our annual “top ten” list this year is protests in September at the Santa Fe Fiesta during the “Entrada de Don Diego de Vargas” re-enactment. Protestors say the annual event is an inaccurate view of the return of Spanish colonists to the city following the Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680 and many Native American activists want to see the “Entrada” abolished.

Line Panelists
Dan Boyd, capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal         
Matt Grubs, staff writer, Santa Fe Reporter
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial editor, The Santa Fe New Mexican