Tag: Don Pedro Villasur

A new perspective on New Mexican history

From The Westerner Blog It’s one of the most complicated stories to come from Santa Fe’s 400-year-old Palace of the Governors. Don Pedro Villasur, commander-in-chief of the Spanish forces of the then-Spanish colony of New Mexico in 1720, was chosen to lead an expedition northeast into what is now Nebraska. Assigned by government officials in Mexico […]