The School for Advanced Research, in partnership with the Historic Santa Fe Foundation, is pleased to present as part of its Online Salon Series this lecture with Dr. Frances Levine, who will be exploring how women helped shape the American frontier by way of the Santa Fe Trail.
Register for this event here: https://sarweb.org/event/online-salon-with-frances-levineThe Santa Fe Trail linked two frontiers—the far northern frontier of the newly formed Mexican nation with the westward expanding American nation. Because it was as much a road of military expansion as mercantile commerce, it is not often associated with stories of frontier women, but women of many cultures found their place on the trail alongside the men they were accompanying.
The stories about the families in these frontier regions are fascinating, if seldom told in the usual canon of American history. In this Online Salon, Frances Levine examines the history of several women in particular from the Santa Fe Trail, including María Rosa Villalpando Sale dit Lajoie and María de la Cruz Carmen Benavides Robidoux, who along with others traveled between Missouri and Santa Fe between 1828 and the 1880s.
There, from the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail, when the midcontinent was governed by French, Spanish and Americans, women contributed to the mixture of customs, traditions and laws that defined the expanding frontier.This online event is free and open to the public.
Generous funding provided by the Ethel-Jane Westfeldt Bunting Foundation.
Tuesday July 28, 2020
2PM – 3PM
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