CHAPTER 8 | CONNECTIONS!

Within this writing I reflect upon on Chapter 8 of my reading from the book entitled “EL NORTE.” I make connections from historical and present day events.

CHAPTER 7 | SUMMARY!

Within this writing I reflect upon Chapter 7 of my book reading entitled: “EL NORTE.” I especially became interested within the history of Plaza de Armas located in what was formally the Spanish province of Louisiana. I also found unsettling moments within this chapter, yet to find moment of reflections to connect to the present day, and the importance of the title of a nation as the United States of America.

CHAPTER 4 | SUMMARY.

WIthin this writing I reflect upon Chapter 4 of my reading from the book entitled: “EL NORTE.” I specifically became interested at the making of racial categories within what we know today as America.

ST. AUGUSTINE.

The early expeditions that also involved the struggles between the French and the English were eventually resolved. The Spanish were able to maintain their foot-hold upon the Spanish settlements and forts. ST. Augustine because the main settlement in Florida, USA. Other names of forts include: San Felipe and Santa Elena. I took the time toContinue reading “ST. AUGUSTINE.”

EMERGING VOICES!

Within this writing I reflect upon the recent readings and notes from the book entitled: “EL NORTE,” as related to my previous blog posts and current events, and why I feel that it is necessary to read and learn the American Hispanic / Spanish heritage.

BOOK READING NOTES!

This blog post page is to share and preserve thoughts as I read through the book entitled: “EL NORTE, The Epic and Forgotten Story of North America” (Gibson, 2019).

THE SIGNIFICANCE.

These thoughts are a continuation of my previous reflection pertaining to the sadness I felt within the discovery of history, and also the excitement. I take sometime to flesh the sadness to surface, and give importance to this, and also offer hope, so that within the discovery of history, there is still time to learn, conserve, create and re-create a present and a future.

SUGAR SKULL!

Sugar Skulls are utilized often for the purposes of celebration and commemoration during the Day of the Dead / Dia De Los Muertos. They were also symbolic of traditions and customs during the pre-Columbian era as a representation of re-birth, as well as for the Roman Catholic faith of All Souls Day. These images areContinue reading “SUGAR SKULL!”