Battle of Cañada at Santa Cruz, New Mexico 1847

The Battle of Cañada at Santa Cruz, New Mexico (January 24, 1847), was part of the popular uprising known as the Taos Revolt in the Mexican-American War.  Abuses by US soldiers against the Mexican citizens and Pueblo Native Americans sparked the fighting.   Charles Bent, the first appointed territorial governor of New Mexico, had earlier requested that the commander “… interpose your authority to compel the soldiers to respect the rights of the inhabitants. These outrages are becoming so frequent that I apprehend serious consequences must result sooner or later if measures are not taken to prevent them.”  The Mexican rebels were defeated by Colonel Spencer Price.
La batalla de Cañada de Santa Cruz, Nuevo México, formó parte del levantamiento popular conocido como la Revuelta de Taos en la guerra mexicana-americano. Abusos cometidos por soldados estadounidenses contra los ciudadanos mexicanos y estadounidenses nativos Pueblo provocó los enfrentamientos. Charles Bent, el primero nombrado gobernador territorial de Nuevo México, había pedido anteriormente que el comandante “… interponer su autoridad para obligar a los soldados a respetar los derechos de los habitantes. Estos atropellos se están volviendo tan frecuente que temer graves consecuencias debe resultar tarde o temprano, si no se toman medidas para prevenirlos.” Los rebeldes mexicanos fueron derrotados por el coronel Precio Spencer.

 

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