Theodore Roosevelt called his men “children of the dragon’s blood,” those Rough Riders who bravely followed him up Cuba’s Kettle and San Juan hills in the face of blistering Spanish rifle and artillery fire. Surely no Rough Rider deserved that title more than Captain Maximiliano Luna of New Mexico. Yet his fascinating life has remained in the shadows of history – until now. Richard Melzer’s biography of Captain Maximiliano Luna is far more than a simple tale of military glory, for the author has placed this young soldier within the context of the unique place that is New Mexico.
Tickets are $10, free for members of El Rancho de Las Golondrinas or Museum of New Mexico Foundation.