You probably know that in 1607 Jamestown became the first permanent English settlement in North America. But did you know that nine years earlier, in 1598, the Spanish settled in New Mexico, making it the first continuous European settlement in the United States? In this issue, we explore the early history of New Mexico, enjoy a traditional New Mexican folk tale, and meet some of the first Spanish settlers. There is an article describing the lives of Colonial women in New Spain. You can read about the meeting of two worlds - the Spanish and the Native Americans - and how the culture of New Mexico is affected today. Don't miss the article about the First Thanksgiving, and you can try your hand at playing a traditional Colonial Spanish game. Follow the step-by-step instructions on how to build a traditional horno (an outdoor oven).