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Becoming Numunu: Horses and Comanche Ethnogenesis in Northern New Mexico

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014. 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Stanford Humanities Center Board Room
Meeting Description: 
The Northern Rio Grande valley forms a central corridor which connected the Pueblos and fledgling Hispanic settlements of eighteenth century New Mexico with the bison rich Southern Plains. It was within this landscape that Comanche people first acquired Spanish horses, an acquisition which fundamentally reshaped their society and facilitated the fluorescence of horse-culture across the northern and southern Plains. In this talk I will present archaeological evidence, specifically rock art, which speaks to early Comanche interactions in the northern Rio Grande region. This evidence offers an important “indigenous archive” which documents a complex history of human engagement with the region and its resources.
 
About the speaker:
Lindsay Montgomery is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at Stanford University. Her dissertation research seeks to understand the historical and material changes that occurred as nomadic groups moved into Northern New Mexico during the 17th and 18th century.
 

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