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The Wind Leaves No Shadow
This book is a fictional biographical account of Dona Maria Gertrudis (Tules) Barcelo, Santa Fe's most famous business woman and monte (a gambling card game) dealer. Tules goes from rags to riches, encounters Manuel Armijo, the last Mexican governor before U.S. Army General Stephen Watts Kearney takes over New Mexico, and watches history as the Mexicans and the Americans fight for New Mexico. Tules starts as a peon from Taos, works on the rancho of...