Trade on El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro


Learn about the various goods that were traded along El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.


The story of the establishment of El Camino Real is very important to understanding the history of New Mexico. Native Americans used this route for thousands of years before the Spanish arrived, formally establishing El Camino Real in 1598. This presentation will briefly cover some of the Camino’s most valuable trade goods and how those goods impacted commerce in New Mexico.

Program Duration: 20-30 minutes

Additional information


Fort Selden Historic Site & Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property


Social Studies



Age Group

Pre-K – Kindergarten, 1st – 2nd Grade, 3rd – 5th Grade, 6th – 8th Grade, 9th – 12th Grade, College, Adult