Texas Talks with Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm: The Tribulations Of Bernardo De Galvez


Dr. Crimm discusses the military experiences of Galvez, who as a young lieutenant was assigned to Chihuahua. He was charged with defeating the Apache in this desolate region and inspired his men to bravery. Galvez learned the meaning of command in Mexico. He also met and defeated the Apache, taking many captive. Back in Chihuahua, instead of punishing them, Galvez learned their language and spoke to them. He appreciated and understood that they were only defending their land. He wrote a book on how to deal with the Apache, and it gets back to the King of Spain. His recommendations changed the attitude of the Spanish toward the natives in New Spain.
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