Sat, Apr 16 | Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Doug Hocking's "The Black Legend: George Bascom, Cochise, and the Start of the Apache Wars"

Doug Hocking's "The Black Legend:  George Bascom, Cochise, and the Start of the Apache Wars"

Time & Location

Apr 16, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St, Tubac, AZ 85646, USA

About the Event

The Shaw D. Kinsley Lecture Series Presents:  Doug Hocking's "The Black Legend: George Bascom, Cochise, and the Start of the Apache Wars."

For many years historians blamed Lieutenant George Bascom for mistreating Cochise of the Chiricahua Apache and starting 11 years of bloody warfare. Because Arizona was almost completely evacuated in 1861, a self-aggrandizing sergeant was able to pass along the story of a drunken shave-tail,  picking on Cochise without reason and thus starting a war with an Apache who was always friendly to Americans and who protected the Overland Mail. The real story, drawn from the accounts of people who were actually present is much more interesting as are the real reasons the war began and didn't end. Cochise was the greatest leader the Chiricahua ever produced.

$15 per lecture. A portion of the proceeds supports our education and preservation programs. B.Y.O.C. – (bring your own chair or sit at one of our picnic tables) this lecture will take place outdoors in our large picnic area.   Admission to this lecture includes all day entrance into the park and the historic buildings.

Doug writes award winning history that focuses on presenting what really happened in an exciting and entertaining manner. His work has received a Spur Award, Co-Founders' Award for Best History, a Finalist for the Will Rogers Medallion (silver) and was a 2019 Finalist in History for the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. His historical fiction brings the Old West back to life while making another generation proud of the accomplishments and struggle of their ancestors. Doug Hocking lives in southeast Arizona, where he has frequently visited the site of Forts Buchanan and Breckenridge, Cochise's Stronghold, Johnny Ward's Ranch, and Apache Pass seeing them through the eyes of historian, ethnographer and archaeologist.

There is a $3 per ticket cancellation fee if credit card payment is made prior to the lecture and a refund is needed. Call to RSVP (520) 398-2252 or RSVP via our website.   If you have additional questions, call or email us!  info@tubacpresidio.org

"The Black Legend: George Bascom, Cochise, and the Start of the Apache Wars" is available for purchase in our gift shop!  Stop by to get your copy before the lecture or purchase on the day of the lecture from Doug!

Doug Hocking will also be telling a fascinating story on:   Saturday:  January 8th

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