Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area

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Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area is a federally designated National Heritage Area in the U.S. state of New Mexico. [1] The national heritage area includes an section of the upper Rio Grande Valley that has been inhabited by the Puebloan peoples since the early Pre-Columbian era.

Three counties, Santa Fe, Taos, and Rio Arriba are included in the designated National Heritage Area.[2] The Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area was authorized in 2006 by Public Law 109-338.[2][3]

Sites[edit]

Pueblos[edit]

Eight pueblos are included in the National Heritage Area:[4]

The Jicarilla Apache reservation is also within in the heritage area.[4]

Spanish colonial sites[edit]

The heritage area also commemorates the influence of Hispanic colonists from the Viceroyalty of New Spain (colonial México), who arrived in the late 1590s and onwards.[5]

Spanish colonial sites in the National Heritage Area include:

Natural areas[edit]

Natural areas protected at the federal level within the National Heritage Area include portions of: [3]

State parks[edit]

New Mexico state parks within the heritage area include: [3]

Scenic drives and byways[edit]

Scenic drives and byways with sections through parts of the heritage area include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NPS: Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area
  2. ^ a b "Public Law 109-338: Title II - Establishment of National Heritage Areas". National Park Service. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Management Plan". Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Native Heritage". Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Hispano Culture". Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Cultural Heritage". Nprthern Rio Grande National Heritage Area. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 

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