Reply To: Comparing Pearl and Krug


This: “…search for identity and understanding, viewed through the lens of their inherited pasts…” can be a challenge for many, but I do appreciate that these two women took us along on their journey. I/we have just completed facilitating our TOLI New Mexico Regional Seminar, and the complexities of learning about and one of the more compelling topics we broached was the stories of the ‘genizaros’ of New Mexico, the indigenous peoples enslaved (through trade, rape, capture…) by the colonizer Spaniards. Yes, there were tears of sadness and of finally being seen and ‘understood’ as our participants saw themselves in this story…..
A complicated chapter, indeed…..