Latour and Jacinto travel to meet Padre Antonio Jose Martinez

Latour and Jacinto travel to meet Padre Antonio Jose Martinez

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Unformatted text preview: Latour and Jacinto travel to meet Padre Antonio Jose Martinez, the elderly priest of Taos. Informed by Kit Carson that all white men were distrusted in Taos, Latour also learns that Martinez is widely regarded as the instigator of an Indian revolt that resulted in the murder of more than a dozen white men, including the territorial governor. Seven Indians were hanged for the murder, but Martinez was never indicted. Instead, he convinced the Indians to sign over their worldly possessions to him before they were executed, resulting in Martinez becoming one of the wealthiest men in New Mexico. Among the first things Latour learns upon meeting Martinez is that he has fathered children. Martinez challenges Latour on the Catholic Church's celibacy rule for priests. Martinez claims the native priests are more devout than the French Jesuits and warns Latour that enforcing "European...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.

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