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March 14, 2005
Volume 40, Number 8

Los Comanches celebrated

Join in the celebration of “Los Comanches en Nuevo México” with Native American Studies and Chicano/Hispano/ Mexicano Studies Thursday, March 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the SUB, Lobo Room A and B. More events follow in the evening at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

The festival/symposium is sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council and features lectures, panels and performances reflecting on the cultural and historical encounter of tribal Comanches, Rio Grande Pueblos and Spanish Mexicans during the 18th century.

Academic and community scholars will discuss themes of conquest and resistance, cultural hybridity, festival and ritual, and the politics and power of cultural emulation.

Presenters include historian Joe Sando of Jemez Pueblo, Wallace Coffey of the Comanche Nation, Enrique Lamadrid, director of UNM Chicano/Hispano/Mexicano studies, and author Tom Kavanagh. Greg Cajete, director of UNM Native American studies, and Beverly Singer, associate professor of anthropology and Native American studies, will moderate.

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center will feature performances from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and a lecture by Enrique Lamadrid at 6:30 p.m.