Come explore New Mexico history with a ¡COLORES! double feature! This is a free event.
Surviving Columbus: First Encounters - Late one afternoon in May 1539, the world of the Pueblo Indians changed forever when Estebanico - a Black slave from Morocco - and his 300 retinue of Mexican Indians marched into the Zuni city of Hawikuh. Through wild tales and exaggerations, Hawikuh would be transformed into one of the fabled Seven Golden Cities of Cibola, and a year later, Coronado and his soldiers would wreak destruction and violence on this peaceful world in search of non existent gold. Surviving Columbus is a search for the Pueblo people's view of these first encounters with European civilization, told exclusively through the voices and visions of the Pueblo Indians.
The Japanese-American Experience in New Mexico - One hundred years ago there were three Americans of Japanese descent living in New Mexico; today there are 1,500. New Mexico PBS outlines the Japanese American experience in New Mexico, from World War II when they imprisoned throughout the southwest to their present migration into the area. Americans of Japanese descent have like other Americans contributed to the defense of our country by fighting in our wars and working to uphold democracy. Yet, during the years of the Second World War Japanese Americans were taken from their homes to concentration camps under suspicion of espionage. Not one of these Americans, for they were Americans, was ever shown to be guilty of treason.