Fall Speaker Series 2019
October 5th – 10:00am at The Town of Bernalillo-Martha Liebert Public Library, storyteller, Rosalia de Aragon, will bring to life the story of La Llorona: The Wailing Woman. This spellbinding story is about the famous ghost from Spanish folklore, who’s eerie and spine chilling cries call out as she searches for her lost loved ones. Ms. De Aragon comes to us through funding by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
October 12th – 10:00am - Back by popular demand, Paul Fourhorns Tenoso, a Hunkpapa Lakota, will talk about Life in the Stone Age: What They Ate, How They Survived, and The Tools They Made. Paul uses traditional methods and tools to replicate traditional knives, spears, arrows, and war clubs. Paul will bring a "Trunkful" of items for a true Stone Age Show and Tell.
November 2nd – 10:00am- Anthropologist, Matthew Barbour, from the Coronado Historic Site; and Clay Mathers, Professor of Archaeology, will present recent discoveries of Vázques de Coronado. Recent discoveries have given definitive evidence of the 1540-1542 expedition of Francisco Vázques de Coronado at the sited in Bernalillo.
The discussion will focus on how this new material was identified, what it consists of, and its wider significance for understanding some of the earliest Native-European contacts in North America.
November 9th – 10:00am - Author, Jim Kristofic, will talk about his book, Medicine Women: The story of the first Native American nursing school.
Jim Kristofic grew up on the Navajo Reservation in northeastern Arizona. His award-winning books The Hero Twins: A Navajo-English Story of the Monster Slayers, and Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life are both published by UNM Press. He lives in Taos, New Mexico