“Our Ancesters and the Animal Connection” – Ray Pawley
September 7 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
This talk will be about our ancestors and the animals that brought them here, as well as the animals that met them when they got here.
When our ancestors immigrated to New Mexico, there were no cars and train available. To make a journey and start a new life, animals were essential. Domestic animals brought them to New Mexico and fed them when they got here. When they arrived, there were wild animals that provided some food and others that tried to eat what our ancestors brought with them. Without horses or oxen to pull their wagons or chickens to eat, the journey would have been all but impossible.
Ray Pawley will explain with PowerPoint how people utilized animal resources, both domestic and wild, as they established themselves in their new homes.
Ray managed animal collections in Chicago Zoos, has taught classes on animal topics, written newspaper articles under the byline of “Through a Zoo Man’s Eyes” and appears on Sheryl Borden’s KENW-TV program “Creative Living”.
*Funded by: Friends of the Hubbard Museum of the American West