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Wed Oct 4, 2023
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Friends of History Wednesday ONLINE Lecture Series

Blood in the Borderlands: The Rise and Fall of Charles Bent, 1829-1847

Please join David C. Beyreis, Author, Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences, Saint Mary’s School, Raleigh, North Carolina, for an ONLINE talk as he shares the history of Charles Bent, New Mexico Governor, 1846, as part of our Friends of History ONLINE lecture series. At the time of his violent death in 1847, Charles Bent was one of the most powerful men in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.  He first came to New Mexico in 1829 and rapidly became an economic powerbroker in the region.  Bent and his close associates used intermarriage with prominent local ...

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