Saturday, July 6, 2013

Battle of Hawikuh - July 7, 1540

      July 7th is the 473rd anniversary of the Battle of Hawikuh when a Spanish army, led by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, fought the first battle against the Native American people of the American Southwest at a small pueblo in what is today northwestern New Mexico.  It would begin 346 years of warfare in our land between Europeans and Native Americans.  We wrote about the Battle of Hawikuh in June 2012, but on the anniversary of the battle,  here again is a link to that story...

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