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The Battle of San Pasqual December 1846:

Looking for Facts through the Historical Haze of Gun Smoke

By Richard L. Carrico

Battle of San Pasqual December 1846

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:  Cara Ratner

Telephone:  (760) 291-0307;  Fax:  (760) 291-0371

Email:  cratner@sandiegoarchaeology.org

Website:  www.sandiegoarchaeology.org

 

EVENT: San Diego Archaeological Center's Guest Lecture,

The Battle of San Pasqual December 1846:

Looking for Facts through the Historical Haze of Gun Smoke By Richard L. Carrico

DATE: Saturday, November 8, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - noon

LOCATION: San Diego Archaeological Center

 

ESCONDIDO, CA -The San Diego Archaeological Center announces a lecture by Richard L. Carrico, "The Battle of San Pasqual December 1846: Looking for Facts through the Historical Haze of Gun Smoke", on Saturday, November 8, 2014, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The event will be held at the San Diego Archaeological Center located at 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027.

Ever wonder what really happened at the Battle of San Pasqual in 1846? Who really won the battle between Andres Pico's Californios and General Kearny's American forces? What was Kearny's objective? How many men did he lose in the ill-fated skirmish? What was the role of the Kumeyaay at the village of San Pasqual? Who was the mysterious Indian, Andre, who accompanied Kit Carson to seek reinforcements? Local historian, anthropologist, and professor Richard L. Carrico will offer answers to these questions and more.

In the context of the overall events and battles of the Mexican-American War, the Battle of San Pasqual played a relatively minor role. However, in the history of California, especially the history of Southern California, the battle is of military and political importance. The participation of Californio and American leaders along with local Native American people (primarily Kumeyaay/Ipai and Luiseño), gives the battle special significance in California's cultural history. The battle site can still be visited today in San Diego County.


Following the lecture, Mr. Carrico will be available to sign copies of his newly revised edition ofStrangers in a Stolen Land: The Indians of San Diego County from Prehistory to the New Deal.


Admission: Free for members, $5 for non-members.

You may purchase tickets online at www.sandiegoarchaeology.org. To register for the event or for more information, please contact Cara Ratner at cratner@sandiegoarchaeology.org or by telephone:

(760) 291-0370.

Richard L. Carrico is a past Board President of the San Diego Archaeological Center, writer, educator, wine maker, lecturer in the Department of American Indian Studies at San Diego State University, and an adjunct anthropology professor in the Behavioral Sciences Department at San Diego Mesa College. Richard is also principal/owner of Recuerdos Research, a historical, cultural and environmental consulting firm. He has a Master's degree from the University of San Diego in History and Bachelor's degrees from San Diego State University in History and Anthropology.

His primary area of research is the Indians of California and northern Mexico. In addition to more than 30 publications in professional journals, Richard is the author of Images of America Series: Ramona and other books including the recently released and revised Strangers in a Stolen Land: The Indians of San Diego County from Prehistory to the New Deal; San Diego's Ghosts and Hauntings; and History of the Wineries of San Diego County.

The Mission of The San Diego Archaeological Center is to preserve archaeological collections and promote their educational, scientific and cultural use to benefit a diverse public.

The San Diego Archaeological Center is funded in part by the County of San Diego, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and is a proud member of the San Diego Museum Council.

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