Taos Archaeological Society
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Speaker: Matthew J. Barbour, Site Manager, Jemez Historical Site, Jemez, NM
Topic: Coronado, Onate, and the Mixton War, 1540 - 1542
Location: Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos
The Mixton War, which occurred between 1540 and 1542, was a rebellion by Native American peoples against the Spanish. It was a brutal war fought on the fringes of what was then northwest New Spain. Few New Mexicans have ever heard of it. Yet, the figures of the war and the events that occurred leading up to it, during it, and in its immediate aftermath factor very heavily in New Mexico’s history. This presentation explores the war in-depth.
Matthew J. Barbour holds BA (2002) and MA (2010) degrees in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico and has worked for the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs since 2002. Most of this time has been spent with the Office of Archaeological Studies, where he headed a number of large-scale archaeological excavation and survey projects throughout New Mexico but mostly in and around the cities of Deming and Santa Fe. Currently, Mr. Barbour is the Manager of Jemez Historic Site (Giusewa Pueblo/San Jose de los Jemez Mission) in Jemez Springs. Throughout his thirteen year career, he has published over 200 nonfiction articles and monographs on the archaeology and history of the American Southwest and is a regular contributor to several local newspapers and regional magazines. In 2012, and then again in 2014, Mr. Barbour was awarded the City of Santa Fe Heritage Preservation Award for Excellence in Archaeology.
Join other TAS members and our speaker for Dinner at 5PM
Guadalajara Grill South, 1384 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, across from Ace Hardware.
Arrive between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, place your order at the front, and take your number to the back room. No reservations needed!
PO Box 143
Taos, NM, 87571