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        The Last Conquistador

        This video segment from the PBS series Finding Your Roots examines the Spanish colonization of New Mexico and details the history of the “Last Conquistador”. Spanish colonization of New Mexico was often very violent and oppressive. Mixing of Spanish colonists and Native Americans was relatively common, but due to the children resulting from such relationships, the Spanish colonists developed a class system to ensure the “whitest” people stayed in charge.

        Learn more at Finding Your Roots.

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