“New Mexico on the Eve of American Occupation” Lecture, by Don Bullis, Monday, February 11, 2013, 2:00PM

“New Mexico on the Eve of American Occupation”, Lecture by Don Bullis

…at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 750 Camino Lejo On Museum Hill in Santa Fe.  Lecture is free to members of the Society, $10 for non-members. (Memberships in the Spanish Colonial Arts Society begin at $40 and may be purchased at the door.)

Reservations are required, so please call 505-982-2226 to reserve.

Don Bullis graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1970 and attended graduate school at the University of New Mexico in 1971.  He has been a student of New Mexico history since 1967. Bullis has a background in New Mexico law enforcement and served as editor of the Sandoval County Times-Independent and as a columnist for the Rio Rancho Observer.  His column, “Ellos Pasaron Por Aqui,” ran from 1987 until 2007.  His work has also appeared in New Mexico Magazine, New Mexico Stockman and Tradición Revista. He serves as vice-president of the Historical Society of New Mexico, sheriff of the Central New Mexico Corral of Westerners, editor of the New Mexico Historical Notebook, and he was named New Mexico’s Centennial Author by the State Library in 2010 and will serve in that capacity through New Mexico’s 2012 centennial year. He is also an active member of the Western Writers of America.

He is the author of eight non-fiction books and two novels: 

New Mexico Historical Biographies (2011)

New Mexico’s Finest: Peace Officers Killed in the Line of Duty, 1847-1991 (1991, 1996, 1999 &   2010)

Duels, Gunfights & Shoot-Outs: Wild Tales from the Land of Enchantment, (2009)

New Mexico: A Biographical Dictionary, Volumes I & II. (2007 & 2008). Volume I, Winner, Best Book on New Mexico, New Mexico Book Awards, 2007, and five other awards for excellence. Volume II, Winner, Best Other Non-Fiction Book, New Mexico Book Awards, 2008, and best book list for 2008, Tucson/Pima Co. [Arizona] Library.

(Note: The two above volumes won the Lancing Bloom award from the HistoricalSociety of New Mexico for 2008)

New Mexico & Politicians of the Past (2008)

Bull’s Eye (a novel 2006) Finalist in the Novel/Mystery Category, New Mexico Book Awards,     2007

99 New Mexicans…and a few other folks (2005)

Bloodville (a novel 2002)

The Old West Trivia Book (1993 & 2009)