Here comes trou­ble

Pasatiempo - - Mixed Media -

The Span­ish con­quis­ta­dor Fran­cisco Vásquez de Coron­ado y Lu­ján vis­ited the fu­ture New Mex­ico in 1540. His en­coun­ters with Na­tive peo­ples are the sub­ject of a Fri­day, Jan. 22, talk spon­sored by the Friends of Ar­chae­ol­ogy. The pre­sen­ters of “The Coron­ado Ex­pe­di­tion & Im­pacts on In­dige­nous Pop­u­la­tions” are ar­chae­ol­o­gist Clay Mathers, di­rec­tor of the non­profit Coron­ado In­sti­tute; and ar­chae­ol­o­gist Charles Haecker of the Na­tional Park Ser­vice.

The 7 p.m. lec­ture takes place at the New Mex­ico Film Mu­seum, 418 Mon­tezuma St (476-5670). Gen­eral ad­mis­sion is $15. This is the sec­ond in a five-part Fri­day-evening lec­ture se­ries ti­tled Con­tact & Con­flict in the Amer­i­can South­west. For reser­va­tions call 992-2715, Ext. 8, and visit mu­se­um­foun­da­tion.org/foa.html for in­for­ma­tion.

Paint­ing by Jan Mostaert de­pict­ing a 1540 bat­tle be­tween Coron­ado’s army and Zuni Pue­blo peo­ple

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