Struggles over land and water have determined much of New Mexico’s long history. The outcome of such disputes, especially in colonial times, often depended on which party had a strong advocate to argue a case before a local tribunal or on appeal. This book is partly about the advocates who represented the parties to these disputes, but it is most of all about the Hispanos, Indians, and Genízaros (Hispanicized nomadic Indians) themselves and the land they lived on and fought for. 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. He emphasizes the success that advocates for Indians, Genízaros, and Hispanos have had in achieving justice for marginalized people through the return of lost lands and by reestablishing the right to use those lands for traditional purposes.
Broken and Reset: Selected Poems 1966-2006mirrors poet V. B. Price's self-education. Written while he was earning a living as a reporter, columnist, editor, and teacher, the poems explore the great learning experiences of his life, his attraction to New Mexico and Chaco Canyon, and his struggle to make sense of the modern world.
Although their total numbers in New Mexico were never large, blacks arrived with Spanish explorers and settlers and played active roles in the history of the territory and state. Here, Bruce Glasrud assembles the best information available on the themes, events, and personages of black New Mexico history. The contributors portray the blacks who accompanied Cabeza de Vaca, Coronado and de Vargas and recount their interactions with Native Americans in colonial New Mexico. Chapters on the territorial period examine black trappers and traders as well as review the issue of slavery in the territory and the blacks who accompanied Confederate troops and fought in the Union army during the Civil War in New Mexico. Eventually blacks worked on farms and ranches, in mines, and on railroads as well as in the military, seeking freedom and opportunity in New Mexico’s wide open spaces. A number of black towns were established in rural areas. Lacking political power because they represented such a small percentage of New Mexico’s population, blacks relied largely on their own resources and networks, particularly churches and schools.
Maya Imagery, Architecture, and Activity privileges art historical perspectives in addressing the ways the ancient Maya organized, manipulated, created, interacted with, and conceived of the world around them. The Maya provide a particularly strong example of the ways in which the built and imaged environment are intentionally oriented relative to political, religious, economic, and other spatial constructs. In examining space, the contributors of this volume demonstrate the core interrelationships inherent in a wide variety of places and spaces, both concrete and abstract. They explore the links between spatial order and cosmic order and the possibility that such connections have sociopolitical consequences. This book will prove useful not just to Mayanists but to art historians in other fields and scholars from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, geography, and landscape architecture.
This book focuses on the twentieth century efforts of the Roman Catholic Church to influence Mexican society through Jesuit-led student organizations designed to promote conservative Catholic values. The author shows that they left a very different imprint on Mexican society, training a generation of activists.
Originally published in 1992 and available now only from UNM Press,An Illustrated History of New Mexicocombines more than two hundred photographs and a concise history to create an engaging, panoramic view of New Mexico's fascinating past. For thousands of years various cultures have filtered into New Mexico, and each has adapted to the land. New Mexico has become a cosmopolitan society of many nationalities and ethnicities, all influenced by those who came before, and all part of a distinctive New Mexican culture that thrives today.
The high desert region comprising New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas offers a challenge to gardeners and landscapers. But pleasing and rewarding gardens and lawns can be achieved with a proper understanding of the soil, climate, and special needs of the southern Rockies. This is the first comprehensive guide to trees, lawns, and flower and vegetable gardens keyed to this unique desert environment. As in her popular column in the Albuquerque Journal, horticulturist Lynn Doxon answers common questions and provides practical and specific advice for both beginning and experienced gardeners. Tips for beginning new yards and maintaining established ones, including information on watering, fertilisation, pruning, insect control, and converting older lawns to xeriscapes, are presented in this thorough and detailed guide.
Studies retabloes--Mexican paintings on tin created in the latter half of the nineteenth century--from art, religious, and historical perspectives, and discusses efforts made to restore and conserve the artwork.
This collection brings together for the first time three generations of poets associated with New Mexico, representing a variety of styles and personalities. The first group--beginning with the distinguished East Coast emigre to Santa Fe Witter Bynner and ending with the New Mexico-born MacArthur fellow Jay Wright--came into their maturities by the 1960s. This era's distinguished roster includes such figures as Charles Tomlinson, Robert Creeley, Nathaniel Tarn, and Simon Ortiz. The second group, including nationally known figures like Joy Harjo, Jimmy Santiago Baca, N. Scott Momaday, and Arthur Sze, became famous in the 1970s and 1980s. The third group, dating mostly to the 1990s, includes some writers familiar only to audiences who frequent coffee houses and poetry slams, as well as authors whose names are familiar both nationally and regionally, among them Demetria Martinez and Kate Horsley. V. B. Price is general editor of the Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry series. All three editors ofIn Companyare poets.