Image and Identity at El Santuario de Chimayo in Chimayo, New Mexico

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El Santuario de Chimayo is a small community shrine that combines both native Tewa Indian and Christian traditions. This study focuses on the interaction between traditions through analysis of the shrine's two major artworks: a crucifix devoted to El Senor de Esquipulas (Christ of Esquipulas) and a statue of the Santo Nino (Holy Child). The shrine and its two primary artworks are expressions of the dynamic interaction between native and European cultures in New Mexico at the beginning of the nineteenth century. They frame the discussion of native and Christian cultural exchange about the relationships between religious images, how they ... continued below

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DeLoach, Dana Engstrom May 1999.

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El Santuario de Chimayo is a small community shrine that combines both native Tewa Indian and Christian traditions. This study focuses on the interaction between traditions through analysis of the shrine's two major artworks: a crucifix devoted to El Senor de Esquipulas (Christ of Esquipulas) and a statue of the Santo Nino (Holy Child). The shrine and its two primary artworks are expressions of the dynamic interaction between native and European cultures in New Mexico at the beginning of the nineteenth century. They frame the discussion of native and Christian cultural exchange about the
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DeLoach, Dana Engstrom. Image and Identity at El Santuario de Chimayo in Chimayo, New Mexico, thesis, May 1999; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278102/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .