Scope of project
This project identifies those who came with the second wave of settlers to New Mexico, who arrived at San Gabriel on December 24, 1600
Within the first year of settlement, don Juan de Oñate made a request of the Viceroy of Nueva España for additional reinforcements in New Mexico. Those recruited for this second wave of settlement included soldiers, families, women, children and servants. They began their journey north, along the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, in late September 1600. They arrived at San Gabriel on Christmas Eve of 1600. Within a year, many of these settlers also deserted the colony. Again, New México's Hispano ancestors stayed to face the challenge of living in a difficult, yet beautiful, land in Nueva México.