La Indita de Placida


I have made a small revision to Chapter 8 to correct a minor but significant error in terminology. The song by Plácida Romero commemorating her harrowing experience is not a corrido but an indita, a related form of folk ballad native to New Mexico. While it loosely follows the format of the Mexican corrido and shares the narrative structure, the indita is meant to be chanted rather than sung, reflecting the Indian influence on Hispanic New Mexico culture.

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