SEPT. 18, 2014 the OBHS Presented THE BATTLE OF SAN PASQUAL DECEMBER 1846: LOOKING THROUGH THE HAZE OF GUNSMOKE, Featuring Richard L. Carrico, Dept. of American Indian Studies SDSU
Ever wonder what really happened at the Battle of San Pasqual on Dec.6-7, 1846? Who really won the battle between Andres Pico and the Through researcg and humor Carrico lead us through the battle of the Californios and General Kearny and the American forces. He spoke about Kearny’s questionable objectives and how many men Kearny lead to death and injuries in the ill-fated skirmish. Carrico spoke about the role of the Kumeyaay at the village of San Pasqual and the mysterious Indian Andre who accompanied Kit Carson to seek reinforcements. He to us how can you visit the site of the battle and learn more.
In the context of the overall events and battles of the Mexican War, the Battle of San Pasqual that occurred on Dec. 6-7, 1846 in San Diego County played a relatively minor role. In the history of California, however, and especially the history of southern California, the battle is of importance because of the military and political leaders involved (both Californio and American), the involvement of local Native American people (primarily Kumeyaay/Ipai and Luiseño), the fact that the sites of the engagements can still be visited, and the placement of the battle in the subtext of California’s cultural history and that history’s diversity.
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