Santa Fe statues to be placed

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Six months in the making, Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber says a resolution over two controversial statues has been reached. One statue is of conquistador Don Diego de Vargas who reclaimed the Santa Fe territory after the Pueblo Revolt of the 1680s. The second sculpture shows the other side of the conflict depicting the Pueblo runners who were hanged for alerting other tribes about the uprising against the Spanish. The resolution places the Don Diego statue in the New Mexico History Museum and the Pueblo runners in the Santa Fe Convention Center with information on the history behind the statues. Santa Fe City Councilors said this isn’t a perfect answer but a step in the right direction.