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Christmas Revels: The 1919 New Mexico Mounted Police Raid on Santo Domingo Pueblo

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Leo Crane was a Bureau of Indian Affairs official who wrote two books about his experiences in Arizona and New Mexico from 1911 to 1928. His “Christmas Revels” chapter in Desert Drums about a little-known incident in 1919 inspired the lecturer to seek additional information, leading to the discovery of the remarkable resources in the Institute for Pueblo Indian Studies at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. The attempt by state militiamen to seize cattle rustlers during the Christmas day dance almost resulted in their massacre. The incident was a precursor of the united Pueblos’ struggle to defeat the Bursum Bill and preserve their lands and way of life in the 1920s.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

CE South Building

Joe Sabatini 



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Registration Closes On
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/6/2018 - 3/6/2018 Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 109 Joe Sabatini