Upcoming podcast episode explores how the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo both killed my grandmother and created Northern New Mexico’s Heroin crisis

On several occasions, I’ve presented on a topic that is probably the closest to home for me: Historical Trauma and the Heroin Crisis in Nothern NM. And now i’m preparing my latest podcast episode about the same topic. Now, the reason this topic is close to home is because of my great-great grandmother, Maria Dolores Quintana. She wasn’t a heroin addict; I don’t even think heroin was a thing here in NM at that time, but the reason she is related to that topic is because the entity responsible for her death is the exact same entity that is at the root of Northern New Mexico’s heroin crisis: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

Now some might think I’m nuts to associate Maria Dolores with both the Treaty and NM’s heroin crisis, but she hung herself in 1913 and the trauma that came with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo created the perfect storm that created our current heroin crisis. It goes like this:


So, please tune in to the latest episode of the Lamb in Wolf’s Clothing podcast and see why I fully and completely believe that:

  • Time is multi-dimensional and must be recognized as such in Tx
  • The enforcement of the Tratado de Guadalupe Hidalgo wrecked a region’s soul
  • It’s not about fighting heroin; rather, it’s about rediscovering who we are and how we can participate fully in the greater world

Here are some pics of my portable studio that I use to record the podcast…





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