|2015 Holy Cross Abbey, Canon City, Colorado|
October 28, 2021
|Juliana with Denise Chavez in Las Cruces, New Mexico|
I knew my maternal grandmother, Phoebe Mondragón, but not my great-grandmother or great-great-grandmother. I’ve made the pilgrimage to Alamosa and to Villanueva, New Mexico to visit my ancestors graves. I honor my ancestors for the struggles they endured to enable me to be a survivor.
|Abranita Quintana Jacobs 1860’s|
She received a pension from the military after her husband died. Did she become a Christian or did she retain some of her native skills, language, culture? Did she pass those skills to her children?