Jeff Hengesbaugh has a passion for history and in particular the Spanish experience in the American West. His lecture discusses the effects of Spanish defeats and conflicts with the French upon Spanish expansion in the American West. These events would forever change the territory boundaries of the future states of Texas and New Mexico.
Through the years Mr. Hengesbaugh has been featured in multiple print articles in publications such as Newsweek, Scouting Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune. He has appeared in a Mountain Man documentary for German National Television and has appeared with Charelton Heston on the American Sportsman television series. He has been interviewed multiple times on the Today Show and the Buddy Hackett Show. He currently serves as a Research Associate for the Palace of Governors, History Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Shot and edited by Will Godby.