Brainpower & Brownbags

Chasing the Santa Fe Ring: Power and Privilege in Territorial New Mexico

September 27, 2017 12:00 PM
01:00 PM
Friends of History

Lecture by David Caffey, former Director, Harwood Library and Museum

“The Ring” was a political and business combination that dominated New Mexico during much of the last half of the nineteenth century.

While its very existence has been disputed, there is wide agreement among historians that the Ring was a dominant group of men who excelled at exercising political power to advance their own economic interests, often at the expense of other people.

Mr. Caffey examines who participated and what they did to attract attention as figures in this storied, often infamous, chapter in New Mexico’s history.

New Mexico History Museum Auditorium. Seating is Limited. No food or beverages.