Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar designated the Teofilo and Pedro Trujillo Homesteads in Alamosa County, Colorado, a National Historic Landmark in January 2012. Front Range collaborated with archaeologist Marilyn Martorano of RMC Consultants to produce the NHL nomination. A press release by Secretary Salazar noted: "The designation of the Trujillo Homesteads as a National Historic Landmark is part of the National Park Service’s new American Latino Heritage Initiative to document, preserve and interpret historic places associated with American Latino history and the role of American Latinos in the development of the United States. . . The Trujillo Homesteads provide an exceptional representation of the expansion of Hispano-American settlement into the American Southwest following the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo as well as an illustration of the conflict between cattle ranchers, who were primarily Anglo-Americans, and sheep herders, who were primarily Hispano-Americans. Through archeology, the site has a high potential to yield information addressing nationally significant research questions about ethnicity and race on the western frontier."
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