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 to bravery. Galvez learns the meaning of command in Mexico. He also meets and defeats the Apache, taking them captive. Back in Chihuahua, instead of punishing them, Galvez learns their language and speaks to them. He appreciates and understands that they are only defending their land. He writes a book on how to deal with the Apache and it gets back to the King of Spain. His recommendations will change the attitude of the Spanish toward natives in New Spain.
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