Southwest

The Spanish Colonial Settlement Landscapes of New Mexico, 1598-1680

By Elinore M. Barrett

Presented for the first time is a detailed picture of the Spanish settlement landscape of New Mexico during the period from the beginning of colonization in 1598 up to 1680.

All Trails Lead to Santa Fe

Guide and Map for Three National Historic Trails Connecting Santa Fe to the Rest of the World
By Kathryn HuelsterDick Huelster

This guide, created for the Three Trails Conference of 2015, tells the history of the El Camino Real, the Santa Fe Trail, and the Old Spanish Trail as they traced their paths across the state of New Mexico.

Subjects: HistorySouthwest

Advocates for the Oppressed

Hispanos, Indians, Genízaros, and Their Land in New Mexico
By Malcolm Ebright

Having written about Hispano land grants and Pueblo Indian grants separately, Malcolm Ebright now brings these narratives together for the first time, reconnecting them and resurrecting lost histories.

Wildflowers of the Northern and Central Mountains of New Mexico

Sangre de Cristo, Jemez, Sandia, and Manzano
By Larry J. LittlefieldPearl M. Burns

This unique reference work describes over 350 wildflowers and flowering shrubs that grow in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo, Jemez, Sandia, and Manzano Mountains, as well as neighboring ranges, including the Manzanita, San Pedro, Ortiz, and other lower-elevation mountains in central portions of the state.

Subjects: NatureSouthwest

Unruly Waters

A Social and Environmental History of the Brazos River
By Kenna Lang Archer

This environmental history of the Brazos traces the techniques that engineers and politicians have repeatedly used to try to manage its flow.

Olvera Street™

Discover the Soul of Los Angeles
By Mike Harris

Olvera Street: Discovering the Soul of Los Angeles is a travel guide that leads you past today’s glitzy bars and eateries, the big sports centers and high-rises, to trace the city’s roots.

Fixing the Books

Secrecy, Literacy, and Perfectibility in Indigenous New Mexico
By Erin Debenport

In Fixing the Books, professor Erin Debenport (anthropology, University of New Mexico) presents the research she conducted on an indigenous language literacy effort within a New Mexico Pueblo community, and the potential of that literacy to compromise Pueblo secrecy.

Hoe, Heaven, and Hell

My Boyhood in Rural New Mexico
By Nasario García

In this account of his boyhood García writes unforgettably about his family’s village life, telling story after story, all of them true, and fascinating everyone interested in New Mexico history and culture.

Subjects: MemoirSouthwest

Coronado on the Turquoise Trail

Knight of Pueblos and Plains
By Herbert E. Bolton

Herbert E. Bolton’s classic of southwestern history, first published in 1949, delivers the epic account of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado’s sixteenth-century entrada to the North American frontier of the Spanish Empire.

Subjects: HistorySouthwest

Four Square Leagues

Pueblo Indian Land in New Mexico
By Malcolm EbrightRick HendricksRichard W. Hughes

This long-awaited book is the most detailed and up-to-date account of the complex history of Pueblo Indian land in New Mexico, beginning in the late seventeenth century and continuing to the present day.

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