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New Mexico(7 Photos)
History.com's state gallery for New Mexico. Learn more about the state symbols and famous landmarks.
Native American Warriors and Battles
Native American Warriors and Battles(13 Photos)
Discover the history of conflict between colonial and American governments and the Native American population of the United States.
Native American Tribes and Cultures
Native American Tribes and Cultures(13 Photos)
Native American cultures in the United States include socially and geographically diverse groups.
Native Americans: Legislation
Native Americans: Legislation(12 Photos)
For more than 300 years, Native Americans have fought, often through legal efforts, to preserve and maintain their cultures, land and way of life.
Manhattan ProjectVideo Clip (3:09)
Video Clip (3:09)
Explore the top-secret American project to build the world's first atomic bomb.
Demise of the Anasazi
Demise of the AnasaziVideo Clip (2:40)
Video Clip (2:40)
Did climate change force the Anasazi to abandon their settlement?
Atomic Bomb Assembled
Atomic Bomb AssembledVideo Clip (1:22)
Video Clip (1:22)
Watch actual footage of the first atomic bomb being prepared by U.S. engineers in 1945.
RoswellVideo Clip (1:39)
Video Clip (1:39)
For over 60 years, the debate has raged on - what happened in Roswell?
Mystery at Roswell
Mystery at RoswellVideo Clip (4:13)
Video Clip (4:13)
The facts of what happened in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947 continue to be disputed.
Neil Patrick Harris on New Mexico
Neil Patrick Harris on New MexicoVideo Clip (2:23)
Video Clip (2:23)
In this American History video, brought to you by the History Channel, Neil Patrick Harris talks about his home state of New Mexico and why he thinks it is a magical place. He recommends tourists see the Carlsbad Caverns.
Roswell ReportsVideo Clip (2:32)
Video Clip (2:32)
An alien encounter, or a government cover-up? Get a closer look.
Atomic Test Explosions
Atomic Test ExplosionsVideo Clip (1:26)
Video Clip (1:26)
Shots of a test nuclear explosion in Hawaii. | Courtesy of the Department of Energy Nevada Operations Office
UFO Sightings: Roswell
UFO Sightings: RoswellVideo Clip (3:29)
Video Clip (3:29)
In this UFO Sightings video clip: Roswell: A brief look at the Roswell UFO encounter, and the controversy around it. An alien encounter or a government cover-up? Get a closer look at Roswell.
Speeches & Audio (2)
J. Robert Oppenheimer on Government Secrecy
J. Robert Oppenheimer on Government SecrecyAudio Clip (0:35)
Audio Clip (0:35)
J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb, appeared on Edward R. Murrow's TV show "See It Now" in 1955. In a recording of his interview, Oppenheimer expresses his views on government transparency.
News Report on Alleged UFO at Roswell
News Report on Alleged UFO at RoswellAudio Clip (0:53)
Audio Clip (0:53)
On June 14, 1947, rancher Mac Brazel noticed debris scattered around a desert pasture 80 miles northwest of Roswell, New Mexico. When newspapers reported UFO sightings in the area, he wondered if the debris might be related. A New York news report examines the alleged extraterrestrial encounter.
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