Reading and Presentation on
Pleas and Petitions: Hispano Culture and Legislative Conflict in Territorial Colorado
Sunday July 30, 2023
Saguache County Museum
405 8th Street
In Pleas and Petitions Virginia Sánchez sheds new light on the political obstacles, cultural conflicts, and institutional racism experienced by Hispano legislators in the wake of the legal establishment of the Territory of Colorado. The book reexamines the transformation of some 7,000 Hispano settlers from citizens of New Mexico territory to citizens of the newly formed Colorado territory, as well as the effects of territorial legislation on the lives of those residing in the region as a whole.
In partnership with HEART of Saguache and the Saguache County Museum