Los Ciboleros: Spanish Buffalo Hunters

Manuel Lopez

Sparks, SAR Boardroom

Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 3:00–4:00 pm, Free

Historical interpreter Manuel Lopez will discuss the history, hunting methods, and tales of the ciboleros, Spanish buffalo hunters of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in New Mexico. These hunters provided food for the growing population and hides for the important Santa Fe–Chihuahua trade. Many of the ciboleros lived along the Pecos River in the small villages of San José, Tecolote, San Miguel, and La Cuesta (Villanueva). Their lives and adventures are the stuff of legend and are unique in New Mexican history. Manuel Lopez has researched the lives of these cazadores (hunters) and has been a volunteer with El Rancho de Las Golondrinas for about 20 years.

Sponsored by SAR President’s Council

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