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The Healing Power of the Santuario de ChimayóAmerica's Miraculous Church$
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Brett Hendrickson

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781479815500

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479815500.001.0001

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Selling the Santuario

Selling the Santuario

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(p.122) 5 Selling the Santuario
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The Healing Power of the Santuario de Chimayó
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Brett Hendrickson

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479815500.003.0006

This chapter begins with a nineteenth-century attempt by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe to obtain the privately owned Santuario. It then turns to the 1929 sale, which was orchestrated by Anglo artists and intellectuals in the newly formed Spanish Colonial Arts Society. The ostensible goal of buying the church was to preserve it for the Hispano population as well as its priceless Hispanic folk art, but the Spanish Colonial Arts Society immediately turned the deed over to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, then under the leadership of Archbishop Daeger. The chapter provides an analysis of the racially charged decisions that were made concerning the ownership and fate of the Santuario. Key figures in the Spanish Colonial Arts Society who are discussed in the chapter include Mary Austin and John Gaw Meem.

Keywords:   Spanish Colonial Arts Society, Mary Austin, Archbishop Albert Daeger, Archdiocese of Santa Fe, John Gaw Meem, Hispanic folk art

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