TITLE

Santa Fe Trail: The Opening of New Mexico

PUB. DATE
April 2002
SOURCE
Monkeyshines on America;Apr2002 New Mexico Issue, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
In 1821, Mexico gained her independence from Spain, which had ruled the country for over 300 years. Spain had prohibited Mexico from trading with the new country of America to the east. After 1821, however, Mexico was free to have commercial relations with the U.S. This excited all of America, which yearned for the silver and gold treasures Mexico possessed. On May 22, 1822, a group of 21 men left Missouri and traveled over the 1,200-mile-long trail, which was extremely dry, rocky, and dangerous because of the threat of Indian attack.
ACCESSION #
12878691

 

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