Coronado Historic Site

Los Ciboleros - Spanish Buffalo Hunters

February 19, 2012

Claudia Gallardo de Campbell

Coronado State Monument, Bernalillo

 Manuel Lopez, a noted historical interpreter, will discuss the hunting methods and stories of the Ciboleros, the Spanish buffalo hunters of the 1700-1800s who hunted on the open plains of the American Southwest for meat and hides. The event takes place on Sunday, February 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Manuel Lopez has a B.A. from the University of New Mexico, and has been a member and board member of the Association of Living History Farms and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM).  A seasoned presenter, he has participated in numerous events and made presentations at Bents Fort, El Camino Real International Heritage Center, the Pioneers Museum in Colorado Springs, El Pueblo Museum in Pueblo Colorado and the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe.   He has worked with El Rancho de Las Golondrinas (living history ranch) in La Cienega for nearly 20 years.

Lecture $5/adult, free to Members of the Friends of Coronado State Monument.

Event will be held at The DeLavy House (Sandoval County Historical Society), 161 Edmond Rd, Bernalillo, NM.  Located off Hwy 550, 1.7 miles west of I-25, Exit 242 (Just west of Coronado State Monument; turn north on the gravel road between the Phillips 66 Station and the new IHOP Restaurant).

For info: 505-867-5351,,


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