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The Hermoso family owned a vast tract of land West of Santa Fe, in an area that was to become the western portion of the state of New Mexico. It was a land grant awarded by the King of Spain, as a result of the heroic and bloodthirsty actions of Ignacio Hermoso during the conquest of Mexico. One of the early conquistadors, Ignacio was dark and diminutive, and said to be of Moorish heritage; he was considered a methodical, coldblooded killer among coldblooded killers. A devout Catholic who prayed out loud and recited scripture while performing his gruesome homicidal duties rites with religious fervor.