Friends of History Wednesday Lecture Series
Pablo Abeita: The Life and Times of a Native Statesman of Isleta Pueblo, 1871-1940
Please join Rick Hendricks, Former New Mexico State Historian, Editor of the Vargas Project, University of New Mexico, for an online talk on Pablo Abeita of Isleta Pueblo, who was one of the most important Native leaders in the Southwest in his day. Abeita was an effective advocate for Isleta and other pueblos in New Mexico, testifying before Congress on several occasions. An articulate orator with a biting sense of humor, Abeita, fought successfully for Native rights to their ancestral lands and water.
Rick Hendricks is a former New Mexico state historian and editor of the Vargas Project at the University of New Mexico. He has written extensively on the history of the American Southwest and Mexico. He has coauthored several books with Malcolm Ebright, including Pueblo Indian Sovereignty: Land and Water in New Mexico and Texas, published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 2019, and Pablo Abeita: The Life and Times of a Native Statesman of Isleta Pueblo, 1871-1940, published by the University of New Mexico Press in 2023.
This presentation is drawn from the book Pablo Abeita: The Life and Times of a Native Statesman of Isleta Pueblo, 1871-1940. The book is available from the New Mexico History Museum’s Spiegelberg Shop, the University of New Mexico Press, and your local bookstore (bookshop.org).
Please register here for the link to the online presentation: Pablo Abeita: The life and Times of a Native Statesman of Isleta Pueblo, 1871-1940 - Friends of History (friendsofhistorynm.org)
Photo credit: Book Cover. University of New Mexico Press, 2023.