High Noon Talk: Confederates and Comancheros
November 3, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm
A new look at the contraband that fueled the border economy and shaped the history of the American West.
A vast and desolate region, the Texas–New Mexico borderlands have long been an ideal setting for intrigue and illegal dealings, never more so than in the lawless early days of cattle trafficking and trade among the Plains tribes and Comancheros. The book Confederates and Comancheros takes us to the borderlands in the 1860s and 1870s for an in-depth look at Union-Confederate skullduggery amid the infamous trade in stolen Texas livestock. Join author James Bailey Blackshear for an exploration of the cattle drives, cattle rustling, shady government contracts, and bloody frontier justice.
High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through a casual lunch-time lecture.
Program is FREE to the public and will be held onsite at the Bullock Museum.
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James Bailey Blackshear is an adjunct professor of history at the University of North Texas at Dallas, and the author of Honor and Defiance: A History of the Las Vegas Land Grant in New Mexico and Fort Bascom: Soldiers, Comancheros, and Indians in the Canadian River Valley.
Public programs at the Bullock Museum explore relevant history and celebrate the culture that has shaped our modern world. Through engaging discussions, performances, and scholarship guests are invited to see local connections and discover how Texas fits into a broader national story.
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