Titles by Subject

The Origins of Maya Civilization

Edited by Richard E. W. Adams

The contributors to this book scrutinize the data, survey external influences on the early Maya, and consider economics, ecology, demography, and warfare - as well as social and ideological factors - in explaining the transformation of Maya culture from a village-oriented society to one centered on elite classes living in large civic centers with monumental architecture.

The Way to Rainy Mountain

25th Anniversary Edition
By N. Scott Momaday
Illustrations by Al Momaday

"Written with great dignity, the book has something about it of the timeless, of that long view down which the Kiowa look to their myth-shrouded beginnings."-- New York Times

Hold Autumn in Your Hand

By George Sessions Perry

Depression-era east Texas is the setting for this memorable story of a contract farmer determined to provide food for his family and hope for the future.

A Brief History of New Mexico

By Myra Ellen JenkinsAlbert H. Schroeder

Detailed information on every aspect of New Mexico's past.

Subjects: HistorySouthwest

America's Frontier Heritage

By Ray Allen Billington

This thought-provoking book by the leading authority on Turner presents the results of modern research in history and the behavioral sciences, concluding that in many ways the Turner hypothesis is a valid one.

The Spanish Borderlands Frontier, 1513-1821

By John Francis Bannon
Illustrations by Ronald Ives

The classic history of the Spanish frontier from Florida to California.

Mining Frontiers of the Far West, 1848-1880

By Rodman Wilson Paul

The California Gold Rush was only the first of a series of rushes that brought the first permanent settlers to much of the Far West between 1848 and 1880. Despite a flood of popular writings on separate mining regions, this book is the first to view the entire movement as an integral part of the settlement process.

Edible Native Plants of the Rocky Mountains

By H. D. Harrington
Illustrations by Y. Matsumura

This book is an excellent listing of the edible plants of the Rockies. It provides recipes for the preparation of beers and wines, jams and preserves, the cooking of greens and the preparation of dyes, as well as brief histories of the plants' uses by historic and prehistoric peoples.

Richard Wetherill: Anasazi

Pioneer Explorer of Southwestern Ruins
Revised Edition
By Frank McNitt

This biography documents the life of the man who discovered the prehistoric ruins at Mesa Verde, Colorado, and began the excavation of Pueblo Bonito at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.

The House at Otowi Bridge

The Story of Edith Warner and Los Alamos
By Peggy Pond Church

The haunting experiences of a shy Pennsylvania woman who opened a tearoom in her adobe home that became a haven for neighboring nuclear scientists and Indians alike.

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