Sat, Jan 08 | Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

The Shaw D. Kinsley Lecture Series Presents: Doug Hocking "Terror on the Santa Fe Trail: Kit Carson & Jicarilla Apache"

The Shaw D. Kinsley Lecture Series Presents:  Doug Hocking "Terror on the Santa Fe Trail: Kit Carson & Jicarilla Apache"

Time & Location

Jan 08, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St, Tubac, AZ 85646, USA

About the Event

The range of the Jicarilla Apache covered a third of the Santa Fe Trail on both the Cimarron Cut-Off and the Mountain Branch. At any time, they could cut New Mexico off from the Union striking cold fear in the hearts of leaders in Santa Fe. Three times when angered they closed the trail, but in 1854 they had been at peace for four years. Governor Meriwether predicted a war caused by the policies of his predecessor. But it didn't come. Then Lieutenant Davidson attacked a peaceful camp of Apaches. They defended themselves with 100 warriors to his 60 dragoons. Twenty-two dragoons died and the rest were wounded while the Jicarilla suffered only 3 casualties. The governor had his war which was officially declared. Davidson became a hero and after almost two years of pursuing and killing Apaches, the governor made almost the same peace treaty as his predecessor. Through it all Kit Carson was enemy, neighbor, friend, scout against them, their Indian agent and finally leader of their last war party.

$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!

"Terror on the Santa Fe Trail" 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:  April 16th

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