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July 12 SMU-IN-TAOS Lecture Series

  • 12 Jul 2016
  • 7:00 PM
  • SMU-in-Taos Campus, Hwy 518

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.




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.


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Taos, NM, 87571


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