Roundup: September 9, 2015

Almansor Court – 700 S. Almansor, Alhambra, CA
Social Hour: 5:00 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM

Speaker: Jerry Selmer
Subject: The Penitentes of New Mexico

In the years following the Mexican Rebellion (1821), the Spanish priesthood was expelled from all of New Spain. In the faraway wilderness of Northern New Mexico, small villages wished to keep their perception of the Catholic faith. Religious groups formed without the direct guidance of the Church, resulting in zealous religious cults that called themselves Penitentes. These groups carry their religious practices to an extreme that is unknown to most of us. In tonight’s program, Jerry Selmer will give us an overview of how these practices blossomed ant how they may be seen from a outsider’s perspective. Come join us to learn about this unusual piece of history from the American  Southwest.

Jerry Selmer is a 40-year member of the Los Angeles Corral and served as Sheriff in 1985. During his long public service career, he was appointed Executive Director of the Southwest Museum and served in that capacity from 1989 through 1992.

John Selmer
Deputy Sheriff


Sittin’ Around the Campfire

Corral News

Dinner Reservations

Dinners cost $35 each and the reservation deadline is September 4, 2015.  Late reservations can be accepted, but you will not be able to choose your entrée and you will pay $40.  Please mail your reservation and your check—payable to “Westerners, Los Angeles Corral”—to Jim Macklin, Keeper of the Chips, 1221 Greenfield Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006-4148  626-446-6411. You may also call Jim Shuttleworth, Registrar of Marks and Brands at 909-595-6655 with questions or late reservations.

PAYPAL is now available

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Upcoming Roundup Speakers & Programs

October 17, 2015………………………….. Rendezvous, Rubel Castle, Glendora

November 11, 2015…………………………Eric Nelson, San Joaquin River Delta

December 9, 2015…………………………..Juan Colato, Wells Fargo Fakes

January 13, 2016……………………………Brian Dervin Dillon, The Modoc War

Book Reviews

Three books have arrived for review in the Branding Iron. If you would like to review one of them, please email Abe Hoffman at First come, first served. The books are:

AMERICAN MYTHMAKER: Walter Noble Burns and the Legends of Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, and Joaquin Murrieta, by Mark J. Dworkin. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015. 269pp. Illustrations, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Hardbound, $29.95.

CLYDE WARRIOR: Tradition, Community, and Red Power by Paul R. McKenzie-Jones. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015. 234 pp. Illustrations, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Hardbound, $29.95.

GRIZZLY WEST: A Failed Attempt to Reintroduce Grizzly Bears in the Mountain West, by Michael J. Dax. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015. 289 pp. Illustrations, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Hardbound, $37.50.