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Chasing the Santa Fe Ring lecture

Wednesday Feb 24, 2016

107 W Palace Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: (505) 983-2075






El Rancho de las Golondrinas

Phone: 505-471-2261
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A talk about New Mexican culture after the Civil War, the territorial history, and the struggle for statehood.

El Rancho de las Golondrinas and the New Mexico Museum of Art present Speaking of Traditions: New Perspectives on Old Traditions. "Chasing the Santa Fe Ring" a free public lecture by author David L. Caffey.  Second in a series of three lectures on subjects in New Mexico history.

Chasing the Santa Fe Ring: "Anyone who has even a casual acquaintance with the history of New Mexico in the nineteenth century has heard of the Santa Fe Ring--seekers of power and wealth in the post-Civil War period famous for public corruption and for dispossessing land holders. Surprisingly, however, scholars have alluded to the Ring but never really described this shadowy entity, which to this day remains a kind of black hole in New Mexico's territorial history. David Caffey looks beyond myth and symbol to explore its history. Who were its supposed members, and what did they do to deserve their unsavory reputation? Were their actions illegal or unethical? What were the roles of leading figures like Stephen B. Elkins and Thomas B. Catron? What was their influence on New Mexico's struggle for statehood?