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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