You will have two opportunities to hear this presentation. The first will be at Fort Burgwin on Tuesday, July 12 and the second on Wednesday, July 13 in Dixon.
2016 COLLOQUIUM LECTURE SERIES
Topic: History of the Awat’ovi Massacres
Speaker: Dr. James Brooks
Dr. James Brooks, Professor of History and Anthropology at UC-Santa Barbara, will discuss the brutal massacre, in the year 1700, of the men, women and children of the Hopi village of Awat’ovi, not by enemy tribes or colonial forces, but by fellow Hopis from nearby villages. Motivations behind this wholesale slaughter remain mysterious, and have been thoroughly researched and explored in the book by Dr. Brooks, entitled “Mesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awat’ovi Massacre”.
Tuesday, July 12, @ 7 PM
The full 2016 summer lecture series can be found at www.TaosArch.org
All lectures begin at 7:00 PM and are held in the Fort Burgwin Dining Hall on the SMU-in-Taos Campus, Hwy 518, 6 miles south of Talpa.
As always, The SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquium Lectures are free and open to the public.