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Encounters: Our Columbus Legacy

Title Encounters: Our Columbus Legacy
Airdate 1992
Writer/Host Dr. James S. Griffith
Special Guest Danny Lopez, Tohono O'Odham Educator and his Young Dance Group
Executive Producer Hector Gonzalez
Producer Celeste Gonzalez
Videographer Martin Rubio
Audio Mike Vidal
Senior Editor Matthew Kennedy
Electronic Graphic Map Jacobo Ramirez
Copyright KUAT - Arizona Board of Regents

The following short clips have been edited from the entire program and available as MPEG4 video files. We recommend Apple's QuickTime to play them. Get QuickTime View the entire program. [23:36]

Dr. Griffith's introduction to Encounters: Our Columbus Legacy. [00:22] MP4

Dr. Griffith speaks of Padre Eusebio Francisco Kino(b. 1645) and how he brought a new social, religious and political order to the people of the region. [02:40] MP4

Dr. Griffith observes some of the early impacts that Europeans had on the native populations. [00:20] MP4

A visit to the town cemetery in Oquitoa on El Dio de los Muertos, All Souls Day. [02:09] MP4

Dr. Griffith explains the importance of the roadside image of Our Lady of Guadalupe throughout Mexico. [01:20] MP4

O'Odham children singing and dancing Mr. Danny Lopez, Tohono O'Odham Educator, and Dr. Griffith speak of the impact of Padre Kino on the people of the PimerĂ­a Alta. [01:09] MP4

Dr. Griffith recounts the 1857 expedition of Henry Alexander Crabb and his party of American adventurers who attacked Caborca. Following the initial attack, the Caborcans sought refuge in the mission church and its attached convent, with Crabb's forces occupying buildings across the road from the church. [01:23] MP4

Dr. Griffith explains the origins of roadside crosses in Sonora and other areas of Mexico. [02:13] MP4

" Let me tell you, neighbors, history is tasty stuff." Dr. Griffith describes the legacy of European crops to the region's food [00:46]. MP4

For more information, we recommend Dr. James S. Griffith's book Beliefs and Holy Places.