Southwest

Chasing Dichos through Chimayó

By Don J. Usner

In these reflections on the dichos of the Chimayó Valley in northern New Mexico native son Don J. Usner has written a memoir that is also a valuable source of information on the rich language and culture of the region.

The Memory of Stone

Meditations on the Canyons of the West
By Erv Schroeder

Erv Schroeder’s photographs bear witness to the primordial forces of the earth—the raw power that moved and shifted huge hunks of rock to form natural stone sculptures.

Enduring Acequias

Wisdom of the Land, Knowledge of the Water
By Juan Estevan Arellano

Touching on the Middle East, Europe, Mexico, and South America before circling back to New Mexico, Arellano makes a case for preserving the acequia irrigation system and calls for a future that respects the ecological limitations of the land.

Mysterious New Mexico

Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment
By Benjamin Radford

Using folklore, sociology, history, psychology, and forensic science—as well as good old-fashioned detective work—Radford reveals the truths and myths behind New Mexico’s greatest mysteries.

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.

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.

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.

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