The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced Rudolfo Anaya as one of twelve distinguished recipients of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. On September 22, 2016, President Barack Obama will present the awards in a formal ceremony at the White House. According to the NEH press release, Anaya was chosen “For his pioneering stories of the American southwest. His works of fiction and poetry celebrate the Chicano experience and reveal universal truths about the human condition—and as an educator, he has spread a love of literature to new generations.”
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|May 21, 1598 — Pedro Robledo was the first of Juan de Oñate's colonistas to die in New Mexico. He was buried in Robledo, a Dona Ana County village that now bears his name.|
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