Southwest

New Mexico's Spanish Livestock Heritage

Four Centuries of Animals, Land, and People
By William W. Dunmire

The Spanish introduced European livestock to the New World—not only cattle and horses but also mules, donkeys, sheep, goats, pigs, and poultry. This survey of the history of domestic livestock in New Mexico is the first of its kind, going beyond cowboy culture to examine the ways Spaniards, Indians, and Anglos used animals and how those uses affected the region’s landscapes and cultures.

Intimate Memories

The Autobiography of Mabel Dodge Luhan
By Mabel Dodge Luhan
Edited by Lois Palken Rudnick

At last edited into one volume, the story of one of twentieth-century America’s most flamboyant women, from her youth in upper-class Buffalo to her “discovery” of New Mexico.

Anasazi America

Seventeen Centuries on the Road from Center Place
Second Edition
By David E. Stuart

David E. Stuart incorporates extensive new research findings through groundbreaking archaeology to explore the rise and fall of the Chaco Anasazi and how it parallels patterns throughout modern societies in this new edition.

New Mexico's High Peaks

A Photographic Celebration
By Mike Butterfield

Photographer-author Mike Butterfield has spent forty years hiking New Mexico's high mountains, and his magnificent images are paired here with the chronicle of his adventures.

A Jesuit Missionary in Eighteenth-Century Sonora

The Family Correspondence of Philipp Segesser
Edited by Raymond H. Thompson
Translated by Werner S. ZimmtRobert E. Dahlquist

The Swiss Jesuit missionary Philipp Segesser was sent to northwestern Mexico in 1731. His letters home, translated and edited in this fascinating book, provide a frank and intimate view of missionary life on the remote northwestern frontier of New Spain.

Hispanic Folk Music of New Mexico and the Southwest

A Self-Portrait of a People
By John Donald Robb

First published in 1980 and now available only from the University of New Mexico Press, this classic compilation of New Mexico folk music is based on thirty-five years of field research by a giant of modern music, composer John Donald Robb.

New Mexican Folk Music/Cancionero del Folklor Nuevomexicano

Treasures of a People/El Tesoro del Pueblo
By Cipriano Frederico Vigil

This bilingual panoramic book presents the songs that are the life's work of Cipriano Frederico Vigil, the most important performer of traditional Nuevomexicano folk music in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

O'Keeffe

Days in a Life
By C. S. Merrill

“Carol Merrill’s tribute to Georgia O’Keeffe is poems in the shape of finely rendered sketches, some of them even paintings. These intimate images convey the delicate and tough shape of O’Keeffe’s final years in New Mexico.”—Joy Harjo, author of She Had Some Horses

Inside the New Mexico Senate

Boots, Suits, and Citizens
By Dede Feldman

In this forthright account of the workings of New Mexico’s legislature, Dede Feldman reveals how the work of governing is actually accomplished.

Philmont

A History of New Mexico's Cimarron Country
By Lawrence R. Murphy

This classic account is the first and still the best comprehensive history of the Colfax County area of northeastern New Mexico.

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