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National Parks Store: Searching for Golden Empires

Epic Cultural Collisions in Sixteenth-Century America


Bill Hartmann recounts the explorations of the first generations of Spanish conquistadors and their Native allies.

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HOBO_talk_2PM_lgPresented by author, scientist, artist, and historian William K. Hartmann

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:

Event Tags: Aztec, free, history, presentation, Spanish

Date:
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Time:
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free

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