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Pueblo Book Club - "The Last Conquistador: Juan de Oñate and the Settling of the Far Southwest" by Marc Simmons

Overview

The passage of 50 years has not erased the memory of the carnage nor the loss of life Spanish soldiers and mercenaries inflicted upon the Pueblo people. The Coronado invasion of 1540 CE into Pueblo homelands was a prelude to Spain’s efforts of expand and colonize Terra Nueva, or the ‘new land.’ “The Last Conquistador: Juan de Oñate and the Settling of the Far Southwest” is a thoroughly researched exposé of the history and outcomes of one Spaniard whose impact upon the Pueblo peoples and the descendants of those Spanish colonists is still a contentious New Mexico topic – even today. Visit link for in-person and virtual RSVP information.