History

Dan Herrera does a thoughtful column in today’s Journal on the importance of local history and closes with a quote he attributes to Napoleon: “History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.”  In its own small way the Nana Project is an attempt to achieve that consensus on just one relatively obscure corner of New Mexico history. As an ex-reporter and editor, the discrepancies I found between the various accounts of Nana’s raid stirred my old compulsion to “get it right” and separate fact from fiction. Not easy after more than a century,

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