Speakers/Chautauqua Catalog

Name Mr. William W. Dunmire
Email bdunmire@unm.edu
Phone 505/867-3474
Address 12 Camino a las Estrellas
Placitas, NM  87043
Biographical Info With degrees in wildlife management and zoology from the University of California, Berkeley, Bill Dunmire enjoyed a 28-year career with the National Park Service. He was Chief of Interpretation for the entire service in the mid-1970s. He also served as Superintendent of Carlsbad Caverns, NM, and Guadalupe Mountains, Texas, National Parks in 1985, then spent seven years as a field biologist in New Mexico for the Nature Conservancy. Now, he is a writer/lecturer and photographer, traveling widely to research his material.
Program Title OUR GIFT FROM SPAIN: How Mediterranean Plants and Foods Came to New Mexico
Program Description This slide-illustrated talk relates the story of how Old World cultivated plants and foods made their way from pre-Colombian Spain to the colonial frontier of New Mexico and the greater Southwest. It focuses on the positive contributions of the Spanish colonizers and missionaries and tells of how Puebloans and other native peoples in New Mexico integrated some of the crops and foods into their own cultures.
Series New Mexico History and Cultures; Conversations With the World
Chautauqua Program Application (Booking) Click here to fill out a funding application for this program »
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