La Canoa series at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) presents Daniel Webb and his discussion of “The Power and Place of the Apacheria in Colonial New Mexico.” Dr. Webb examines the history of the diverse population of Athapaskan-speaking peoples identified as Apache (Ndé) in the colonial archives of northern New Spain. He will trace the different stages of their migration and territorial expansion across the vast geographical expanse known as the Apachería (the Apaches’ ancestral homelands), illustrating their relations with other sovereign Indian nations and Hispano settlers, and the policies that Spain introduced in the eighteenth century to restrict their mobility. Through analysis of a wide range of historical materials, including sources from the Spanish Archives of New Mexico and the Archivo General de la Nación de México, Webb’s research highlights the cultural practices and the environmental conditions that allowed the diverse Apache bands, clans and family lineages to flourish in the periphery of colonial New Mexico. Paradoxically, this contributed to the decline of tribal sovereignty in the nineteenth century. This free public event will be held on March 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the NHCC located at 1701 4th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM, phone (505) 246-2261,