The first European to set foot in what are now the states of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona was Estevan, a Moor and Spanish slave. But getting such a ballin' rep isn't easy. His story reads like the script of a summer blockbuster, and you can hear Estevan the Black: Journey into the Unknown at Petroglyph National Monument on Saturday, Aug. 13. Let Chautauqua presenter Edward Wallace wow you with history during this 13 and up presentation starting at 6:30pm. (Joshua Lee)
Saturday Aug 13, 2016
Albuquerque, NM 87120
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Learn about the first European to set foot in what is now the states of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
Estevan, a Moor and Spanish slave, is credited for being the first European to set foot in what is now the states of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. How he accomplished that feat is an almost unbelievable tale filled with danger, adventure, and a date with fate. Leaving Spain in 1527 with his master and a company of 600, he was stranded with three Spaniards in northern Mexico. Thus began his adventure in the New World that included being captured and enslaved by Indians, wandering lost, being revered as a God, and meeting his fate at Zuni Pueblo. Join us for a remarkable story about a remarkable man