A Showing of “Coronado: The New Evidence”
January 27, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - January 28, 2024 @ 4:00 pm
“Coronado: The New Evidence explores one of the longest-standing archaeological mysteries in the United States–the land route taken by famed explorer Francisco Vazquez de Coronado who from 1539-1542 was attempting to find vast wealth and fame while traveling north from Mexico.
Through the intrepid and tireless work of Arizona-based Dr. Deni Seymour, we now know where Coronado’s expedition first crossed into what would later become the continental United States.
The filmmakers have exclusive access to the Coronado archeological site where our cameras have been rolling for two years as Dr. Seymour unearthed hundreds of Coronado artifacts including a breathtaking 15th-century “wall gun” that is the first firearm to enter what is now the United States.
This discovery has dire, catastrophic far-reaching implications—not only for US history—but for the indigenous people, the Sobaipuri, and their descendants, the Wa:k O’odham, who first encountered Coronado.”