Tempe as Cultural Crossroads: American Southwest During the Age of Empire

Presented by Dr. Sharonah Fredrick
Assistant Director, ACMRS

Eventbrite - Tempe as Cultural Crossroads: The American Southwest During the Age of Empire

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 6:30pm
Tempe History Museum
809 East Southern Avenue Tempe, AZ 85282
Free and open to the public

Tempe’s rich and largely unexplored historical past of the 15th-18th centuries comes to life in this presentation, which illustrates the shifting cultures, allegiances, heroism and betrayals of peoples and individuals at the fringes of the Spanish Empire. The area’s importance as a site of dynamic Native, European, and African contact and conflict is brought to life through stories and visuals. We will examine Renaissance-era Arizona, and the lives of those who were not conquerors and kings. The Southwest comes to life in the context of the Conquest of the New World, resistance, colonialism, and the formation of new identities, all of which influence the present.