Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824: Growing Up on America’s Southwest Frontier
Josefina Montoya was a nine-year old girl full of hope and heart, growing up in New Mexico in 1824. At that time, Spanish, Mexican, and Native American people shared New Mexico’s land, and Americans were just arriving. Inside this book you’ll see what growing up was like in the midst of so many cultures and so much change. Look inside a Pueblo Indian village. Read stories about brave girls and women taken captive in enemy raids. Watch as Americans arrive in Santa Fe in huge, white, and blue wagons. Most of all, see how girls and women found ways to welcome change while holding on to what was precious from the past.