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HSR Buffalo Roast fundraiser tickets on sale now


New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum Director Mark Santiago will be the keynote speaker at Human Systems Research, Inc.’s (HSR) ninth annual Buffalo Roast fundraiser, which will be held Saturday, March 14, at the museum.

The Buffalo Roast is a unique fundraising event in support of HSR., the oldest private nonprofit in New Mexico conducting archaeological research and preservation,” Dennis said. HSR celebrates its 48th anniversary Feb. 15.

The dinner format has changed from a buffet to a served, plated dinner without an increase in ticket prices, said HSR Executive Director Deborah Dennis. Tickets are $50 and are on sale. The event has sold out the last several years. The dinner includes bison meat, salad, vegetable, side dish, rolls, butter, dessert, water, coffee and iced tea.

Santiago’s presentation is titled “Labyrinth of Blood: Apaches and the Spanish Empire.”

“Mark is a deep reservoir of knowledge regarding the relationship between the Spanish Empire and the Apache,” Dennis said. “He has published four books, and his most recent, published in 2018, is titled “A Bad Peace and A Good War: Spain and the Mescalero Apache Uprising of 1795-1799.” It has won book awards from the Historical Society of New Mexico, the Western Historical Association, the Border Regional Library Association and the Doña Ana County Historical Society.

Santiago’s presentation “is not to be missed,” Dennis said, “especially by those interested in the Spanish colonial period and the Mescalero people. Mark’s talk fills a historical gap regarding Spanish-Apache relations and foreshadows similar struggles the United States will have in the region after the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.”

 “With a Buffalo Roast ticket,” she said, “you become a partner in HSR’s multi-year research and educational ventures.”

Proceeds from the annual Buffalo Roast “fuel HSR’s mission to preserve the priceless historical heritage of southern New Mexico,” Dennis said.

HSR’s office is located at 535 S. Melendres St. Contact Dennis at 575-524-9456 or ddennis@humansystemsresearch.org. Visit https://humansystemsresearch.org/.


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