Barrio de Analco: Its Roots in New Spain and Role in Colonial Santa Fe

William H. Wroth

Sparks, SAR Boardroom

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 3:00–4:00 pm, Free

DeVargas Street, Barrio de Analco, 1894DeVargas Street, Barrio de Analco, 1894Courtesy of William WrothDeVargas Street, Barrio de Analco, 1894Courtesy of William Wroth

The Santa Fe neighborhood known as the Barrio de Analco, centered around the San Miguel church, was established in the early seventeenth century. In the Aztec language Nahuatl, analco means “the other side of the river,” and it was often the name given to Indian settlements founded next to Spanish towns and cities in colonial Mexico. This talk will place Santa Fe’s Barrio de Analco in a larger cultural and historical context. It will deal with the origins of the first settlers of the barrio and its later transformation into a genízaro community.

William Wroth is a curator and cultural historian who has researched the Hispanic and Native American arts and cultures of the Southwest and Mexico. In 2006, he wrote thirty-one essays on nineteenth-century New Mexico for the website of the Office of the State Historian. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Oregon.

Co-sponsored by the Historic Santa Fe Foundation

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