Speakers/Chautauqua Catalog

Name Mr. Alan Osborne
Email southwestseminar@aol.com
Office Phone 505/466-2775
Fax 505/466-2271
Address Southwest Seminars
210 Ojo de la Vaca
Santa Fe, NM  87508
US
Biographical Info Alan Osborne was state Elderhostel director 1981-1992 and is co-founder of Southwest Seminars of Santa Fe.
Program Title JOURNEY INTO THE MIST OF TIME: New Mexico's Colorful Past
 
Program Description We'll journey back to the pre-Columbian New Mexico cultures, the coming of Spain, Indian- Spanish relations, and the Mexican and American takeovers. New Mexico is maligned, if mentioned, in American history books and this presentation will correct some of the cultural stereotypes and misinformation common outside the Southwest.
Series New Mexico History and Cultures
Chautauqua Program Application (Booking) Click here to fill out a funding application for this program »
Program Title THE REDISCOVERY OF NEW MEXICO BETWEEN CORONADO AND OÑATE
 
Program Description In this little-known period, Spanish explorers entered New Mexico Pueblo country and left behind a legacy of contact and conflict. We'll look at the Rodriquez-Chamuscado, Espejo, Castaño de Sosa, and Humana-Bonilla expeditions.
Series New Mexico History and Cultures
Chautauqua Program Application (Booking) Click here to fill out a funding application for this program »
Program Title NEW MEXICO BEFORE COLUMBUS
 
Program Description New Mexico before Columbus, prior to the European Age of Discovery, is a long and fascinating human story which was often overlooked or condensed in our history books in favor of the Colonial explorations, settlements, and stories. Now we have the advantage of more than a half-century of state-sponsored archaeological investigations and more than a century of anthropological fascination with New Mexico and the Southwest. We are living in one of the most studied cultural area in North America north of Mexico and with well more than one hundred thousand identified historical sites cataloged from the long span of human time here. This presentation will look at the time before Columbus and include paleo-Indian, archaic, and classic ancestral cultures whose presence is now much clearer and better understood.
Series New Mexico History and Cultures
Chautauqua Program Application (Booking) Click here to fill out a funding application for this program »
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