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Third Thursday Food for Thought presentation “Stalking the Lieutenant: The 1871 Juh-Cushing Ambush Site”

January 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Lieutenant Howard Bass Cushing, photo courtesy of Arizona Pathfinders

On Thursday, January 17, 2019, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center presents “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner featuring the presentation “Stalking the Lieutenant: The 1871 Juh-Cushing Ambush Site” by Dr. Deni J. Seymour. This free presentation will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Karichimaka Mexican Restaurant located at  5252 S. Mission Road, Tucson (Order your own dinner off of the restaurant’s menu.).

In May 1871 U.S. Army Sergeant John Mott followed Apache footprints into history. An initial encounter and fallback was followed by an advance, during which Lieutenant Howard Bass Cushing found his way into herodom, falling with two others in a remote canyon in Cochise County, Arizona Territory. This Medals of Honor ambush site has defied discovery, despite detailed narrative accounts by survivors and a recovery party. Using Apache landscape use and ambush behavior this hallowed location has now been found, in a discovery that brings into question many long-held misconceptions regarding Apache battle tactics and organization. It also provides important insights into assumptions we bring to our interpretation of narrative accounts, battlefield behavior, landscape references, and weapons in use at the time.

Reservations must be requested AND CONFIRMED before 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before the program date: info@oldpueblo.org or 520-798-1201. PLEASE WAIT TO HEAR FROM OLD PUEBLO WHETHER YOUR RESERVATION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BEFORE ATTENDING because the Fire Code limits how many guests we can have in the restaurant meeting room. Guests may select and purchase their own dinners from the restaurant’s menu. There is no entry fee but donations will be requested to benefit Old Pueblo’s educational efforts.



January 17, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Allen Dart


Karichimaka Mexican Restaurant
5252 S. Mission Rd.
Tucson, AZ United States
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