Bill Hartmann recounts the explorations of the first generations of Spanish conquistadors and their Native allies.
William Hartmann recounts the explorations of the first generations of Spanish conquistadors and their Native allies. Using firsthand accounts, Hartmann describes ancient lifeways from Mexico to the western United States, Aztec accounts of the conquest, philosophical discussions between Aztec priests and Spanish clergy about the nature of the universe, the conqueror Cortés’s lifelong relationship with his famous Nahua mistress, Malinche (not to mention the mysterious fate of his wife), lost explorers who wandered from Florida to Arizona, and Marcos de Niza’s controversial reports of the “Seven Cities of Cíbola.”
12PM & 2PM
Event Category: Presentations
Event Tags: Aztec, free, history, presentation, Spanish