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The Rio Grande

The fourth longest river in the U.S., the Rio Grande, originates in the Rocky Mountains at the southwestern part of Colorado, twisting like a snake across the Southwest, passing through fertile valleys, amazing canyons, mountains, and desert shelves, and eventually emptying into the Gulf of Mexico.
Early occupants of the Rio Grande region were Native American hunters and gatherers dating back to prehistoric times. It was homeland to more than forty indigenous groups, including those from the Pueblo Indian, the Tompiro Indians, and the Coahuiltecans. In 1749, Spanish colonists arrived to establish settlement on behalf of Spain. The Spanish invaded the indigenous people’s homeland transforming its inhabitants by introducing a
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