The American West Program at Colorado State University finishes the 1998 season with a talk on New Mexico merchants and a discussion of Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett and Kit Carson.
"Los Capitalistas: New Mexico Merchants and the Santa Fe Trade," a talk by Susan Calafate Boyle, independent historian from Fort Collins, will run July 21, and "The Western Hero and Manifest Destiny – Boone, Crockett and Carson" by Paul Hutton, history professor at the University of New Mexico, will be July 28. Both programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room C146 Plant Science Building at Colorado State University.
Boyle’s talk on July 21 will focus on the commercial activities of New Mexico merchants before and after the Mexican War, with an emphasis on the complex transactions and sophisticated financing that linked Mexico, New Mexico, the eastern United States and Europe.
During the July 28 talk, Hutton will explore the origins of America’s earliest sense of identity and national character through the myths and legends of Boone, Crockett and Carson.
In conjunction with the American West Program, the summer exhibit of the Curfman Gallery in the Lory Student Center is featuring the artwork of William Henry Jackson.
For more information on the American West Program, call Harry Rosenberg in the history department at 491-5230.