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

Course number : 19992   ID : 89370    Class Section : Spring 1
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Leo Crane was a Bureau of Indian Affairs official who wrote two books about his experiences from 1911 to 1928 in Arizona and New Mexico. 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 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 pueblo Christmas Day dance almost resulted in the Santo Domingo Pueblo massacre. The incident was a precursoer fo the united Pueblos' struggle in the 1920's to defeat the Bursum Bill and preserve their lands and way of life.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

CE South Building

Joe Sabatini 



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Registration Closes On
Monday, April 20, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/20/2020 - 4/20/2020 Weekly - Mon 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 107 Joe Sabatini