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New Mexico became the 47th state of the union in 1912. New Mexico ranks fifth among the 50 US states by total area and is bordered by Colorado to the north, Oklahoma, and Texas to the east. the states of Chihuahua and Sonora to the south, and Arizona (which was part of New Mexico Territory from 1850 to 1863) to the west. In its northwest corner, New Mexico joins Arizona, Utah, and Colorado in the United States’ only four-way duel. The capital of the state of New Mexico is Santa Fe.
The territory of New Mexico was claimed by Spain in the 16th century, became part of Mexico in 1821, and was ceded to the United States in 1848 (under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo). The tension between New Mexico’s Hispanic (Hispanic), Native American, and Anglo populations is a constant reminder of the bitter antagonisms that have characterized the state’s long history; this tension gives rise to such novels as N. Scott Momadei’s A House Made at Dawn (1968), Rudolph Anaya’s Bless Me Ultima (1972), Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony (1974), and John’s Milagro Binfield’s War Nichols (1974). part of the modern New Mexico literary canon. As part of the American Southwest, New Mexico shares an “Old West” heritage of cattle ranching, cowboys, and battles between pioneers and Native Americans. Indeed, from a huge slice of the Great Plains to rugged, weather-beaten peaks of mountain ranges, New Mexico retains much of its frontier flavor.
Despite the state’s traditionally agricultural nature, New Mexico is becoming increasingly urban. About two-fifths of residents live near Albuquerque (founded in 1706) and Bernalillo County.
Santa Fe, a much smaller city, was founded in 1610 and is the oldest continuously used seat of government in North America. It was also the terminus of the Santa Fe Trail, a wagon trail that was an important trade and migration route from Missouri to the southwest from 1821 until 1880 when the railroad was completed.