The Song of Blue Water

Composer, John Michael Luther, Reflects on Native American Culture

BERNILILLO, NEW MEXICO-In an email composer John Michael Luther sent to me, he mentioned that his new home he recently moved into sits near-or on-an ancient Native American pueblo.

Luther wrote, "We live on the ancient site of the Santiago Pueblo dating back at least 500 years. I have been told that our home is possibly the sight of Coronado's location when he lived in the Pueblo. Coronado's group campsite was on HWY 528, just a mile away from our home. Our cul-de-sac was the site of the pueblo's plaza. We have hosted lectures in our home by historian, writer, and professor, Dennis Herrick. We...

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