"The Feast of San Jeronimo: How it is observed by the Indians of Taos (from the Denver Tribune)
After the racing was over a gang of reckless fellows strolled around the plaza with apparently perfect license to do as they pleased. They walked along paying, seemingly, no attention to the hucksters who exhibited their wares upon the plaza, but suddenly they would turn upon some unfortunate huckster, and a few moments utterly waste and upset his entire store. This was the signal for a general desertion of the plaza by the hucksters, so far as they could do so without first being caught.
The whole story is worth a read. Poor sheep.