We hope you enjoy our line of New Mexico themed products that celebrate New Mexico in a New, edgy way. The state has been sometimes dangerous, sometimes controversial, but always an exticing to place to explore.
New Mexico Mercantile
If you love New Mexico, you've come to the right place. We offer only New Mexico themed or sourced products that celebrate our rich natural, cultural, and historical treasures. New Mexico's natural beauty and rich cultural history is unmatched. It is edgy and sometimes controversial, but it is us. All of us that have been enchanted!
We are a small business based in southern New Mexico. We were born and raised in New Mexico and have a deep love for the state. New Mexico's natural beauty and rich history is uniqie among the states. No matter where you were born, if it gets into your soul, it never leaves you.
New Mexico has been home to Native Americans for many thousands of years. It was occupied by the Spanish in 1598 as part of the Imperial Spanish viceroyalty of New Spain established In 1563. It was named Nuevo México after the Aztec Valley of Mexico by Spanish settlers, more than 250 years before the establishment and naming of the present-day country of Mexico. Therefore, New Mexico is NOT named after the country today known as Mexico. After Mexican independence in 1821, New Mexico became a Mexican territory with considerable autonomy. At the conclusion of the Mexican–American War in 1848, the United States annexed New Mexico as the New Mexico Territory. It was admitted to the Union as the 47th state on January 6, 1912.
New Mexico's rich cultural history has given us a diverse population. We have the highest percentage of Hispanic and Latino Americans, and the second-highest percentage of Native Americans as a population.
New Mexico is home to part of the Navajo Nation, 19 federally recognized Pueblo communities, and three different federally recognized Apache tribes. In prehistoric times, the area was home to Ancestral Puebloans and the Mogollon. Our indigenous, Hispanic, Mexican, Latin, and European roots all contribute to our rich culture.