Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2017

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Dr. Elizabeth Tannenbaum

Second Advisor


Third Advisor



In an effort to see if there is tension among the various cultures in Santa Fe, New Mexico, this paper examines the social relationships among five cultural groups. The author investigates the nature of the interaction among the Anglo, Hispanic, Hispanic immigrant, Native American, and Tibetan cultures by use of a survey which shows locations where participants sped time, who they interact with, and the purpose of the contact. Participants were questioned concerning their perceptions of cultural borders and interaction among the different cultures. The survey and feedback suggest that tension arises from cultural insensitivity and socioeconomic differences.