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May 10 - Religion and Rebellion in 17th C. New Mexico

  • 10 May 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos

Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2017 - Wednesday....

Speaker: Matt Barbour

Topic:  Religion and Rebellion in 17th C. New Mexico

Please note date change - a Wednesday, not a Tuesday.

The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 did not occur in a vacuum. It represents the nexus in a broader century of religious and political conflict between the Spanish and Native American in New Mexico. This presentation will discuss the arrival of the Franciscan missionaries and the impacts Catholicism had on Pueblo culture resulting in both conflict and accommodation. Underlying these interactions is a lesson of tolerance, which remains relevant to this day.


Matthew J. Barbour holds BA (2002) and MA (2010) degrees in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico and has worked for the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs since 2002. Much of this time has been spent with the Office of Archaeological Studies, where he directed a number of large-scale archaeological excavation and survey projects throughout New Mexico, mostly in and around the cities of Deming and Santa Fe. In 2013, Mr. Barbour transferred to New Mexico Historic Sites. He served as the Manager of Jemez Historic Site (Giusewa Pueblo/San Jose de los Jemez Mission) in Jemez Springs, before being awarded the position of Regional Manager in 2016. Throughout his fourteen year career, Mr. Barbour has published over 200 nonfiction articles and monographs on the archaeology and history of the American Southwest and is a regular contributor to several local newspapers and regional magazines. In 2012, and again in 2014, Mr. Barbour was awarded the City of Santa Fe Heritage Preservation Award for Excellence in Archaeology.

He is active in the Archaeological Society of New Mexico, the New Mexico Archaeological Council, the Society for Industrial Archaeology, and the Society for Historical Archaeology.



Join other TAS members and our speaker for Dinner at 5 PM

Guadalajara Grill South, 1384 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, across from Ace Hardware.

Arrive between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, place your order at the front, and take your number to the back room.  No reservations needed.



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