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Inhaltsangabe: Rafael Chacn (1833-1925), witnessed the end of the Mexican Period and was a participant in commercial, military, and political events during the early decades of the American era. His account represents one of the few surviving documents to record the Hispanic point of view. Its publication in English provides an important new source--unique in its detail, anecdotal style, and human interest.
Chacon wrote his memoirs in his seventies to record for his family the drama, adventure, and sorrow he had experienced. As a child in Santa Fe he observed the execution of the leaders of the Rebellion of 1837; as a thirteen-year-old Mexican military cadet, he served with Manuel Armijo at Glorieta Pass when Stephen Kearny's army marched on Santa Fe. During the 1850s, Chacn was an Indian fighter and trader, surviving several near fatal incidents in the Ute War of 1855 and later in trading caravans onto the Great Plains.
During his later service in the Civil War, Chacn repeatedly distinguished himself even though he never mastered English. He commanded volunteer companies, including one at the Battle of Valverde, fought Indians under Kit Carson, escorted the first officials to the newly established territory of Arizona, and as one of the few Hispanics to attain the rank of major, commanded Fort Stanton at the end of the war. Following discharge, Chacn served several terms in the territorial legislature before homesteading near Trinidad, Colorado.
This book offers new insights into events in New Mexico history during the Mexican and early territorial periods, especially the Civil War years.
About the Author: Jacqueline Dorgan Meketa, a noted historian of New Mexico history of the Mexican and territorial years resided in Albuquerque, New Mexico until her death in the summer of 1999. She is the author of "Louis Felsenthal, Citizen-Soldier of Territorial, New Mexico," and "From Martyrs to Murders: The Old Southwest's Saints, Sinners, and Scalawags," and co-authored with her husband Charles Meketa, "One Blanket and Ten Days Rations."
Buchbeschreibung University of New Mexico Press, 1986. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000603547
Buchbeschreibung University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 1986. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Edition stated, no additional printings; SIGNED by Meketa on ffep; 8vo, tan cloth; vg (boards lightly bowed; spine ends bumped) in vg- dj (dustsoiled; edges bumped and worn; small tear to top edge of front panel); 439pp incl. index. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 17623
Buchbeschreibung University of New Mexico Press, 1986. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110826308864