Southwest

Juan Domínguez de Mendoza

Soldier and Frontiersman of the Spanish Southwest, 1627-1693
Edited by France V. ScholesMarc SimmonsJosé Antonio Esquibel
Translated by Eleanor B. AdamsFrance V. Scholes

This book, the final volume in the Coronado Historical Series, recognizes the career of Juan Domínguez de Mendoza, a soldier-colonist who was as instrumental as any governor or friar in shaping Hispano-Indian society in New Mexico.

Hisat'sinom

Ancient Peoples in a Land without Water
Edited by Christian E. Downum

The national monuments of Wupatki, Walnut Canyon, and Montezuma’s Castle showcase the treasures of the first people who settled and developed farms, towns, and trade routes throughout northern Arizona and beyond. The Hopis call these ancient peoples “Hisat’sinom,” and Spanish explorers named their hard, arid homeland the sierra sin agua, mountains without water. Indeed, much of the region receives less annual precipitation than the quintessential desert city of Tucson. In Hisat’sinom: Ancient Peoples in a Land without Water, archaeologists explain how the people of this region flourished despite living in a place with very little water and extremes of heat and cold.

Grandpa Lolo's Navajo Saddle Blanket

La tilma de Abuelito Lolo
By Nasario García
Photographs by Richard Moeller

This bilingual tale offers an authentic slice of life in the multicultural West and will warm the hearts of readers of all ages.

Documents of the Coronado Expedition, 1539-1542

"They Were Not Familiar with His Majesty, nor Did They Wish to Be His Subjects"
Edited by Richard FlintShirley Cushing Flint
Translated by Richard FlintShirley Cushing Flint

This volume is the first annotated, dual-language edition of thirty-four original documents from the Coronado expedition.

The Great Taos Bank Robbery and Other True Stories

By Tony Hillerman
Photographs by Don Strel

This classic collection of nonfiction essays about life in New Mexico by the great Tony Hillerman remains a must read for anyone looking to understand the state's unique charm.

The Writings of Eusebio Chacón

Edited by A. Gabriel MeléndezFrancisco A. Lomelí
Translated by A. Gabriel MeléndezFrancisco A. Lomelí

This collection of Chacón's writings brings together all published and written materials found, displaying his versatility with samples of his work as an accomplished orator, translator, essayist, historian, novelist, and poet.

A Woman in Both Houses

My Career in New Mexico Politics
By Pauline Eisenstadt

Pauline Eisenstadt's memoir takes readers to the floors of the House and Senate, offering an insider's view of how New Mexico's government operates-or doesn't.

Tony Hillerman's Landscapes

Southwest Map and Guide
By Anne HillermanDon Strel

This handsomely illustrated map shows you where to find many of the landscapes Tony Hillerman loved and wrote about.

The Case of the Indian Trader

Billy Malone and the National Park Service Investigation at Hubbell Trading Post
By Paul Berkowitz

In an intriguing account of whistle-blowing, Berkowitz tells how he bypassed his chain-of-command and delivered his findings directly to the Office of the Inspector General.

Bruja

The Legend of La Llorona
By Lucinda Ciddio Leyba

In this powerfully eerie tale, the legend of La Llorona is recast as the tale of a witch intent on doing evil in modern Santa Fe.

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