New Mexico in the late 1800’s is full of colorful characters…
Solomon comes to New Mexico right on the heels of the Civil War. The Southwest is teeming with opportunities and opportunists. Soldiers, outlaws, merchants, indigenous people, visionaries and former slaves provide an amazing human experience to a young Jew from Germany.
“NEW SPAIN” BECOMES PART OF MEXICO
AMERICAN INDIAN WARS IN THE SOUTHWEST
– major armed conflicts between the U.S. and Apaches, Navajos and other tribes
“NEW SPAIN” BECOMES PART OF UNITED STATES
– Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo cedes the Southwest to the US
U.S. CIVIL WAR
SANTA FE RAILROAD REACHES NEW MEXICO
LINCOLN COUNTY WAR RAGES
– famous New Mexico conflict between a number of Wild West notables, including Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, John Chisum and Lawrence Murphy.
APACHE CHIEF GERONIMO IS CAPTURED