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Virtual Lecture - Comanche Expansion of the 18th Century Jul 14, 2021
Virtual Lecture - Comanche Expansion of the 18th Century
Los Luceros Historic Site
Join us for our third virtual lecture of the year! Mesa Talks is brought to you in partnership by Los Luceros Historic Site and Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project. The talk will be presented via live stream with an interactive question and answer session at the end.


Presented by Charles Nicholas Saenz, Ph.D. an Associate Professor of History at Adams State University.


During the 1760s and 1770s, the present Los Luceros Historic Site was situated amid the thrust of a forceful Comanche expansion into northern New Mexico. While powerful raids provoked a defensive crisis, they also stimulated new social partnerships that were central to the region’s prosperity in later years. This lecture seeks to understand those events as they relate to the growth of Los Luceros in the nineteenth century.

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