Audio Recording Interview with Joe Cordova and Alisandra Cordova about life in Mosquero Canyon, Mosquero, New Mexico, part 3
Interview with Joe Cordova and Alisandra Cordova about life in Mosquero Canyon, Mosquero, New Mexico, part 3
About this Item
- Interview with Joe Cordova and Alisandra Cordova about life in Mosquero Canyon, Mosquero, New Mexico, part 3
- Fleischhauer, Carl (Recordist)
- Kalb, Laurie Beth (Research team member)
- Pratt, Boyd C. (Research team member)
- Cordova, Joe (Interviewee)
- Cordova, Alisandra (Interviewee)
Created / Published
- Mosquero, New Mexico, August 29, 1985
- - Folklore--New Mexico
- - Field recordings
- - Interviews
- - Sound recording
- - United States -- New Mexico -- Mosquero
- Field recordings
- Sound recording
- - Index data: Part 3 of a 3-part interview with Joe Cordova and Alisandra Cordova, Mosquero NM: continuing from his recollections of the dust storms in the 1930s, from part 2 of the interview, Joe Cordova describes a drought period during which the (federal) government bought cattle, then immediately shot them, with no one allowed to take the meat (apparent reference to actions related to the Depression-era Agricultural Adjustment Act), Cordova's father (in Mosquero Canyon) didn't like that and wouldn't sell his cattle, instead inviting poor people from the canyon and town and butchering about 21 head for them, the rest of their cattle survived on prickly pear cactus, gathered daily and thorns burned off before they were thrown to the cows; how the creek in the canyon did not run everywhere (and always provide water), when there was no wind for the windmill, water had to be pumped by hand; Cordova describes use of the horse-drawn walking plow, and how to keep horses from jumping over cattle guards; discussion of rocks found in the canyon, with holes, thought to have been used by Indians for corn-grinding or for shelter in some cases, but Cordova did not know which tribal group this might have been.
- audiotape reel, 7 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
- MBRS Shelflist: RXA 7246
- Field project identifier: NM-85-LK-R5
- Call number: AFC 1991/032: SR05
- New Mexico Folklife Project collection (AFC 1991/032)
- American Folklife Center
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Chicago citation style:
Fleischhauer, Carl, Laurie Beth Kalb, Boyd C Pratt, Joe Cordova, and Alisandra Cordova. Interview with Joe Cordova and Alisandra Cordova about life in Mosquero Canyon, Mosquero, New Mexico, part 3. Mosquero, New Mexico, 1985. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991032_sr05/.
APA citation style:
Fleischhauer, C., Kalb, L. B., Pratt, B. C., Cordova, J. & Cordova, A. (1985) Interview with Joe Cordova and Alisandra Cordova about life in Mosquero Canyon, Mosquero, New Mexico, part 3. Mosquero, New Mexico. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991032_sr05/.
MLA citation style:
Fleischhauer, Carl, et al. Interview with Joe Cordova and Alisandra Cordova about life in Mosquero Canyon, Mosquero, New Mexico, part 3. Mosquero, New Mexico, 1985. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991032_sr05/>.