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EAC lecture series continues with “The Pueblo Revolts of 1680 and 1696”

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EAC lecture series continues with “The Pueblo Revolts of 1680 and 1696”

By Lori Dugan THATCHER, AZ—On December 15, in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus, the final cultural program in the Discover Anthropology Lecture Series will be delivered by Dr. Harry Swanson, Discovery Park Campus Dean, at 6:30 p.m.

This free slide show lecture, entitled The Pueblo Revolts of 1680 and 1696, will briefly explore the history of the Pueblo People’s defeat of the Spanish, the vengeful return of Spanish power 12 years later, and the failed second attempt at revolt by the oppressed Puebloans. We will discover how it was possible for the Puebloans to defeat the strongest military power in the world, how the Puebloans then discovered that the “Grass is not greener on the other side of the fence,” and why the US government – 200 years later – punished the Puebloan Spanish sympathizers who accompanied the defeated Spanish as they retreated to El Paso. Learn about repartimiento, encomienda, the “Black Devil,” and the surprisingly strong mulatto leadership in Pueblo society. Discover who were among the thousands killed. “Let us surprise you with information on how the Navajo, Apache, and Comanche fit into the turmoil of that history,” said Swanson.

For more information about this upcoming lecture or the Discovery Park Campus, contact Swanson at 428-6260. ###