The story of Santa Fe, the second oldest city in the United States, is the story of the Spanish here in the American Southwest. Hear fascinating stories of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, the Franciscans, and more, from born storyteller Jack Lasseter.
The story of Santa Fe, the second oldest city in the U.S. behind only St. Augustine, Florida, is the story of the Spanish here in the American Southwest. It was sitting here on the very northern edge of Spanish civilization in the New World, then the northern rim of Christendom, for some 10 years before the Mayflower even landed at Plymouth Rock. It became the Spanish capital of the Southwest, was the territorial capital of Tucson and all of the residents up and down the Santa Cruz Valley, from the time we became part of the U.S. in 1854 until the Arizona Territory was created in 1863. Come and hear the fascinating stories of Juan de Oñate, Antonio de Espejo, the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, the Franciscans, how Spanish colonization worked, and how Spain’s approach to the Indians differed from that of the Americans. Hear about the Imperial rivalries of the time, the opening of the Santa Fe Trail that came with Mexican Independence, the South’s attempt to capture New Mexico for the Confederacy, and much, much more, told as only Jack can tell it. Everyone living in the Southwest should know this story.
12PM & 2PM
Event Category: Presentations
Event Tags: free, history, presentation