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New Mexico Governor Rescinds 1800s Orders for Apaches and Navajos to Be Hunted and Killed

by Brenda Norrell
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham rescinded governors' orders from the 1800s that targeted Navajos and Apaches to be hunted by militia and murdered. The previous territorial governors orders had never been rescinded, which required an executive order by the governor. Santa Fe Historian Valerie Randel's research led to the governor's order.
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New Mexico Governor rescinds four genocidal 1800s-era proclamations from
former New Mexico governors

Article by Brenda Norrell
Censored News
French translation by Christine Prat
https://chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=7427
Documents at Censored News
https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2022/10/new-mexico-resolution-rescinding-1800s.html

SANTA FE, New Mexico -- New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham rescinded governors' orders from the 1800s that targeted Navajos and Apaches to be hunted by militia and murdered. The previous territorial governors orders had never been rescinded, which required an executive order by the governor.

Gov. Lujan Grisham's executive order on Indigenous Peoples Day is the result of extensive research by Santa Fe Historian Valerie Rangel, who documented the genocide and appealed to the governor to take action and rescind the orders. Rangel's research led her to the Rare Books section of Huntington Library in California.

The vile and racist orders by Gov. Calhoun in his proclamations in 1851 directed Native residents to be excluded from official census counts and authorized militias to “pursue and attack” Indigenous New Mexicans.

Read the full article at Censored News
https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2022/10/new-mexico-governor-rescinds-1800s-era.html
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