Esteban: Eight Years Across the American Southwest

Saturday June 1, 2019

453 Hwy 165
Placitas, NM





See also: Found Objects

The Moor You Know

If you don’t know the story of Estevanico, the African slave brought to Florida by the Spanish as part of the Narváez expedition in 1527, who attempted to sail across the Gulf of Mexico in a makeshift raft, but instead was shipwrecked on Galveston Island and then walked across the Southwest, ending up at the Zuni Pueblo where he was subsequently killed, then you are not ready for the alternative theory that Zuni people helped fake his death to help him gain his freedom from his Spanish slaveholder. If you do know that story and would like to hear more, then check out the Placitas History Project’s presentation by historian/author Dennis Herrick of Esteban: Eight Years Across the American Southwest at Placitas Community Library (453 Hwy, 165, Placitas) on Saturday, June 1 at 2pm. For more information on this free, all-ages event, see

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