History

The Navajos in 1705

Roque Madrid's Campaign Journal
Edited by Rick HendricksJohn P. Wilson

This book is a significant contribution to Navajo studies providing the earliest eighteenth-century eyewitness account of the Navajo in New Mexico.

Cowboys and Cave Dwellers

Basketmaker Archaeology of Utah's Grand Gulch
By Fred M. BlackburnRay A. Williamson

In this book, Fred M. Blackburn and Ray A. Williamson tell the two intertwined stories of the early archaeological expeditions into Grand Gulch and the Wetherill-Grand Gulch Research Project. In the process, they describe what we now know about Basketmaker culture and present a stirring plea for the preservation of our nation's priceless archaeological heritage. Lavishly illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs.

Lady's Choice

Ethel Waxham's Journals and Letters, 1905-1910
Edited by Barbara LoveFrances Love Froidevaux

A rich portrait of a woman's life in the American West of the early 1900s--a love story that reads like a novel.

San Antonio de Béxar

A Community on New Spain's Northern Frontier
By Jesús de la Teja

This award-winning history explores eighteenth-century San Antonio de Béxar, a struggling settlement on the periphery of Spain's North American frontier that eventually developed into modern San Antonio, Texas.

Andele, The Mexican-Kiowa Captive

A Story of Real Life Among the Indians
By J. J. Methvin

A captivity narrative that provides eyewitness accounts of the twilight years of Kiowa freedom on the Plains, and early reservation life.

Indians, Franciscans, and Spanish Colonization

The Impact of the Mission System on California Indians
By Robert JacksonEdward Castillo

This ethnohistory examines Indian life in the twenty-one missions Franciscans established in Alta California. In describing how the missions functioned between 1769 and 1848, the authors draw on previously unused sources to analyze change and continuity in Indian material culture and religious practices.

Indian Uprising on the Rio Grande

The Pueblo Revolt of 1680
By Franklin Folsom
Illustrations by J. Roybal

A thrilling account of the bloody rebellion forged by the Pueblo Indians against the Spanish invaders.

A Rich Land, a Poor People

Politics and Society in Modern Chiapas
Revised edition
By Thomas Benjamin

Benjamin delineates the basic continuity in the history of Chiapas from the 1890s to 1995.

Desert Lawmen

The High Sheriffs of New Mexico and Arizona Territories, 1846-1912
By Larry D. Ball

The breadth and detail of Ball's study, which includes informative lists of sheriffs, legal hangings, and lynchings, makes this volume the definitive work on frontier law enforcement.

The Way to the West

Essays on the Central Plains
By Elliott West

Elegantly assembles the environmental, social, cultural, political, and economic history of the Great Plains in the 19th century.

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