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Borderlands of Southern Colorado Bundle from the History Colorado Shop includes a black History Colorado t-shirt and the La Gente book

Borderlands of Southern Colorado Bundle

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Catch up on your reading while wearing your favorite shirt! The Borderlands of Southern Colorado Bundle includes two unique items: a book and a History Colorado T-shirt. These items were carefully chosen by our staff and make unique gifts.

1. La Gente: Hispano History and Life in Colorado
Informative and provocative, La Gente: Hispano History and Life in Colorado collects eleven essays by a cross-section of Colorado scholars and writers. The book opens with an examination of Spanish-Mexican exploration, conquest, and settlement of the Colorado region. Moving from exploration to biographical sketches, the book profiles the enigmatic Teresita Sandoval, cofounder of Pueblo; provides the turn-of-the-century memoir of vaquero Elfido Lopez; and offers a bilingual version of the autobiography of Pablo Cabeza de Baca, who recalls the values of his youth and his days at Denver's Sacred Heart College, the precursor of Regis University.

Contributors: José Aguayo, Richard Castro, Vincent C. de Baca, Ramon del Castillo, Katie Davis Gardner, Tanya W. Kulkosky, Richard Louden, Aileen F. Lucero, Deborah Mora-Espinosa, Devon G. Peña, George Rivera, Jr., M. Edmund Vallejo, Ernesto Vigil

  • Paperback
  • Published by History Colorado

2. Borderlands of Southern Colorado T-Shirt
The Arkansas River in Colorado (or Rio Nepesta) once carved the border between the United States and Mexico. History Colorado’s El Pueblo History Museum marks the site of the original El Pueblo, established in 1842 along the border. The river and the landscape of this site encompass a grand history: from a place of meeting between indigenous tribes to a physical border between nations, from the boundary between mountains and plains to everyday convergences of cultural and ethnic borders.

Wear the Borderlands of Southern Colorado Shirt to show your Colorado pride. You’ll be supporting our work to reveal the ways in which people from multiple places, perspectives, and traditions come together in these spaces.

  • 100% cotton, black graphic tee
  • Short sleeve
  • Crew neck
  • Unisex/gender-neutral sizes
  • T-shirt front: “I didn’t cross the border, the border crossed me.” 
  • T-shirt back: “Borderlands of Southern Colorado” & History Colorado logo