Southwest historian Doug Hocking brings to life the exciting story of an infamous kidnapping and the exciting pursuit that ended in death.
The Jicarilla Apache kidnapped a woman and her child after killing her husband and traveling companions. Kidnapping Mexican and Pueblo women was commonplace, but Mrs. White was an Anglo and a lady—almost the only one in New Mexico.
Frontiersmen flew to action, and the pursuit came from all directions. But it took Kit Carson to find and follow a trail already a month old. Orated from the author’s mouth, this talk will fill in the riveting background to the historical novel, Massacre at Point of Rocks. Hocking tells the real story as if he himself had witnessed the event.
Talks at 12 noon and 2 PM.
Event Tags: Doug Hocking, free, history, Massacre at Point of Rocks, New Mexico, presentation, Santa Fe Trail