This term refers to those of us whose lineage is both Aboriginal, of the Peoples in these areas from the beginning, and Iberian. Each ethnicity has its details as the presently called Native and Hispano are a blanket term of allusion to a Peoples. We all have history with taint of different groups, mix, language and self-identifying either selected by one or to whatever degree accepted from other sources.
The works in the Permanent Collection of El Museo by this group serves as a biography of both Place and Peoples. expressed in the termed Fine Arts. Some of the participants are conventionally taught. Others are either self-taught or have apprenticed to other Generational Peoples, many, relatives, in a continuation of expression and varying approach.
A selection of works in this category are those by Leo Salazar (1931, Taos) who was guided by watching his relative Patrocinio Barela carve; Pola López Jaramillo (1955, Las Vegas, New Mexico) whose image La Sobadora is her relative; Glynn Gómez, (1945, Santa Fe,) who has worked in design, sculpting and theater; Mark Padilla (Santa Fe) whose autobiography in soapstone speaks to the legacy of colonization; Miguel Martínez (1951, Taos), who honors woman as metaphor in painting, sculpture and cast paper works; and Nicholas Herrera (1964, el Rito), whose secret and strength is the caricatured leanings in the Northern New Mexican story, expressed through contemporary takes on retablos and mixed media representations.