The reconquest of New Mexico, 1693-1694 : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
This discussion of Diego de Vargas encompasses several major themes that existed during his time. They include the personal life of de Vargas, his quest to reconquer New Mexico, and his term as Governor of New Mexico. While covering de Vargas life in depth, you will read about the Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680, the encomienda, the presidio, and the kiva. There is a deep comparison that is interconnected throughout the discussion that relates de Vargas life to the plight of the Native Americans. Herein lies the background and story of the reconquest of the New Mexican territory by Diego de Vargas in 1693.