Biography

Joaquín Ortega

Forging Pan-Americanism at the University of New Mexico
By Russ Davidson

In this important work Russ Davidson presents the first biography of Joaquín Ortega, introducing readers to Ortega’s life and work at the University of New Mexico as well as his close relationship with then UNM president James Zimmerman and other major figures.

Shook

An Earthquake, a Legendary Mountain Guide, and Everest's Deadliest Day
By Jennifer Hull

Shook tells the story of resilience, nerve, and survival on the deadliest day on Everest.

Charlie Siringo's West

An Interpretive Biography
By Howard R. Lamar

The colorful life of Charlie Siringo and the image of the American West he helped to create.

María of Ágreda

Mystical Lady in Blue
By Marilyn H. Fedewa

The intriguing story of the legendary "Lady in Blue" will be of interest to cultural and religious historians, as well as to women who have struggled for equality against all odds.

Camera Hunter

George Shiras III and the Birth of Wildlife Photography
By James H. McCommons

This biography serves as an important record of Shiras’s accomplishments as a visual artist, wildlife conservationist, adventurer, and legislator.

Into the Canyon

Seven Years in Navajo Country
By Lucy Moore

"A delight to read; an invaluable historical and cultural narrative."--Leslie Marmon Silko

Esteban

The African Slave Who Explored America
By Dennis Herrick

In this work Herrick dispels the myths and outright lies about Esteban. His biography emphasizes Esteban rather than the Spaniards whose exploits are often exaggerated and jingoistic in the sixteenth-century chronicles.

The Life and Writing of Fray Angélico Chávez

A New Mexico Renaissance Man
By Ellen McCracken

Ellen McCracken provides a literary biography that includes a deep look into the intellectual and cultural contributions of this Renaissance man. McCracken moves chronologically through a substantial body of work that includes fiction, poetry, plays, essays, spiritual tracts, sermons, historical writing, translation, painting, church renovation, and journalism.

Weaving the Legacy

Remembering Paula Gunn Allen
Edited by Stephanie SellersMenoukha Case

This collection is a celebration of Paula Gunn Allen’s life (1939–2008) as an indigenous scholar, writer, and woman.

Stewart L. Udall

Steward of the Land
By Thomas G. Smith

This book, the first biography of Udall, introduces his work to a new generation of Americans concerned with the environment.

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