The World of Magic and the Supernatural Among Hispanics
Sparks, SAR Boardroom
Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 3:00–4:00 pm, Free
Oral historian and folklorist Nasario García spent his childhood living on a homestead near his village of Guadalupe in the Rio Puerco Valley southeast of Chaco Canyon. He will share the stories he heard as a child about “brujas” (witches) and magic, the evil eye, the devil, and La Llorona (the Wailing Woman), stories that were told around the potbelly stove on cold winter nights, at campfires during cattle roundups, or while working in the fields at his family’s ranch. Dr. García is the author of numerous books that deal with the culture and folklore of New Mexico, among them Brujerías: Stories of Witchcraft and the Supernatural in the American Southwest and Beyond.