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101 MEN AND WOMEN OF NEW MEXICO
101 Men and 101 Women Who Contributed to New Mexico's History
By Betty Woods

These 101 men and 101 women who made history in New Mexico are people of adventure and challengers of destiny. The early ones explored and pioneered in this land of paradox. Between the years of Fray Marcos de Niza and the “Moon Men” is a vast pageant of history played by the men and women appearing in this book. With rocket speed we span the centuries from 1536 to those as they fly to the moon. The purpose of this little book is to acquaint you quickly with those men and women whose accomplishments left a deep imprint on New Mexico. To a great extent New Mexico is what it is today for their having been here. You’ll find their names chiseled on cliffsides, in ancient ruins, in journals and in modern news media. And you will meet for the first time some humble people whose stories have never been recognized before. All these people, the known and unknowns, in their very special experiences merit your acquaintance.

Betty Woods was a long-established writer whose articles on the American Southwest appeared in national magazines. For 26 years her “Trip of the Month” ran in New Mexico Magazine to take readers to interesting parts of the state.


Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-913270-58-5
26 pp.,$14.95


ADOBE ARCHITECTURE
A Guide to the Use of Adobe in Building
By Myrtle Stedman & Wilfred Stedman

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Dreaming of building an adobe home? This classic guide, with floor plans ranging from a small casita to larger ones gives 18 comprehensive period designs for the traditional adobe (the earthern “bricks” used all over the world) house adapted to building materials, plumbing, heating and small lot sizes of today. Thousands of readers have found this a valuable handbook. The authors also venture into actual adobe brick-making, construction techniques, furnishing, even how to make a horno, a traditional Indian oven. Illustrated, detailed diagrams, house plans. While nowhere in the United States is the Earth Building spirit as revered as in Santa Fe and Taos, new interest is spreading all over the world. New research and new technology is being combined with the traditional in keeping with an overall awakening to the natural resources and beauty of our planet and with a new personal sense of responsibility on the part of individuals in regard to better planning in the use of these. There is a new sense of joy in finding out how much one can do oneself with natural materials.

Myrtle Stedman was known as an “Artist in Adobe,” designing, building, and remodeling adobe homes under a contractor’s license. She was also a well-known artist whose academic training started in 1927 when she was a student in the Houston Museum of Fine Arts school. Her English born husband, Wilfred Stedman, whose background was in architecture as well as in painting and illustrating was recognized as one of the most outstanding artists of the American Southwest. Adobe architecture in New Mexico was one of Wilfred’s favorite topics of conversation and Myrtle was instilled with the love of adobes from the moment they were married. After his death in 1950, Myrtle went on to become one of the foremost authorities on adobe construction. Myrtle Stedman was a member of PEN New Mexico, a branch of PEN Center USA West of International PEN and believed that there is no end to what the mind can do with the eye and hand, in time and in spirit. She is also the author of Artists in Adobe, A House Not Made With Hands, Adobe Remodeling and Fireplaces, Of One Mind, Of Things to Come, Ongoing Life, Rural Architecture, The Ups and Downs of Living Alone in Later Life, and The Way Things Are or Could Be, all from Sunstone Press.

“…the most informative book we have found on adobe homes…a masterpiece of design and clear explanation of the craft of building with adobe.”—Harper’s Magazine


Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-111-1
48 pp.,$14.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139272-2
48 pp.,$7.99


ADOBE HOUSES FOR TODAY
Flexible Plans for Your Adobe Home, New and Revised
By Laura Sanchez and Alex Sanchez

“…a wealth of information about the history and techniques associated with the use of adobe.” --Library Journal
“…a fascinating wealth of information and lore.” --The Bookwatch
“Helpful for anyone buying, building, or remodeling an adobe house as well as for contractors, drafters, and real estate brokers.” --Book News
“…argues by example that adobe construction need not be a costly luxury reserved only for the wealthy.” --Su Casa
“…at last, a book written by authors who understand solar and thermal mass!” --Adobe Builder

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Since Adobe Houses for Today first appeared, interest in energy efficiency has exploded. Showing the pathway to smaller, solar tempered, easy-to-heat homes using adobe, one of the world's most energy efficient building materials, makes this book about adobe houses not only for today, but also for tomorrow. Adobe Houses for Today features 12 plans for compact, beautifully proportioned adobe homes in modern and traditional styles. The illustrated text shows how the basic houses, designed for today's smaller families, can be expanded and adapted to fit readers' own budgets, family sizes, style preferences, and building sites.

After a brief look at adobe's history, Adobe Houses for Today surveys adobe's advantages as a building material, illustrates adobe construction, and gives an eye-opening tour through the facts and fantasies of energy conservation. The heart of the book details the plans, using them as examples of design techniques that increase livability and control costs in any house. The book and its minimal-cost construction drawings are valuable, enjoyable tools for those buying, building, or remodeling a house. With this new edition, which includes an additional chapter with stories from people who have built the houses, construction drawings are now available for some of the expanded versions.

Author and journalist LAURA SANCHEZ previously ran a drafting business specializing in adobe houses. She called it quits sometime after the 250th set of plans but maintains an abiding interest in designing the very best, most cost-effective houses possible.

ALEX SANCHEZ, who grew up building houses, has taught courses in adobe construction and solar energy. He heads the renowned computer-aided drafting program at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus.

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Email: alex@unm.edu

Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-662-8
230 pp.,$29.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-109-1
230 pp.,$14.38


ADOBE REMODELING AND FIREPLACES
A Comprehensive Guide to Expansion, Restoration and Maintenance of Adobe Homes
By Myrtle Stedman

Many plans and illustrations.

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In this one volume are clear and thorough instructions on remodeling adobe houses plus how to build an adobe fireplace. Illustrations and practical instructions make working from this book a pleasure. Designed for use by the most inexperienced person as well as the professional builder. Based on 48 years of the author's experience.

Myrtle Stedman was known as an “Artist in Adobe,” designing, building, and remodeling adobe homes under a contractor’s license. She was also a well-known artist whose academic training started in 1927 when she was a student in the Houston Museum of Fine Arts school. Her English born husband, Wilfred Stedman, whose background was in architecture as well as in painting and illustrating was recognized as one of the most outstanding artists of the American Southwest. Adobe architecture in New Mexico was one of Wilfred’s favorite topics of conversation and Myrtle was instilled with the love of adobes from the moment they were married. After his death in 1950, Myrtle went on to become one of the foremost authorities on adobe construction. Myrtle Stedman was a member of PEN New Mexico, a branch of PEN Center USA West of International PEN and believed that there is no end to what the mind can do with the eye and hand, in time and in spirit. She is also the author of Artists in Adobe, A House Not Made With Hands, Adobe Architecture, Of One Mind, Of Things to Come, Ongoing Life, Rural Architecture, The Ups and Downs of Living Alone in Later Life, and The Way Things Are or Could Be, all from Sunstone Press.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=ZfVwE0v-LQMC&dq=isbn:0865340862

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-086-2
48 pp.,$14.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-981-3
48 pp.,$5.99


AGELESS ADOBE
History and Preservation in American Southwestern Architecture
By Jerome Iowa

“…highly recommended for architectural studies collections and supplemental reading lists.” --Reviewers Bookwatch

“Ageless Adobe is one of those few manuals that actually succeeds in eliminating the mystery and guesswork for the do-it-yourselfer.” --Albuquerque Journal Magazine

“This book is great for getting a sense of where adobes came from and how they’re being preserved and updated now.” --Farmington Daily Times

“Carefully and clearly written, without the clutter of jargon, this is a book anyone interested in Southwestern houses should include in a personal library.” --The Santa Fe Reporter

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The American Southwest possesses an extraordinary depth of cultural heritage and much of its history is preserved in its architecture. Particularly prominent in the region’s man-made landscape are the historic structures made from the earth itself--adobe. Attention has turned to ways of preserving and maintaining the old buildings of the Southwest partly because of the growing national interest in historic preservation. However, in the Southwest there has also been an increased awareness of the inherent viability of native architecture. Adobe structures present unique challenges and require special treatment and until now, much of that information has been unpublished.

AGELESS ADOBE provides practical details on methods of preservation and maintenance for old adobe buildings. The over 200 illustrations in the book along with directions on “how-to” will enable the do-it-yourself home owner as well as the professional architect or contractor to plan and carry out renovation. The author presents solutions to the problems of keeping an historic structure intact while repairing it and making it 20th century livable. The issue of energy conservation is discussed at length and the premise of the book is that historic integrity does not have to be sacrificed for energy efficiency. Rehabilitation is always preferable, usually possible and often more profitable than demolition.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=kLP2NdaA-VAC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-034-3
158 pp.,$22.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-124-4
158 pp.,$17.99


ALIAS BILLY THE KID
The Man Behind The Legend
By Donald Cline

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Who was Billy the Kid? Was he Henry McCarty, Henry Antrim or William H. Bonny? Was he a Robin Hood or a cold-blooded outlaw? History says he was a little of both but in this book Donald Cline exposes Billy the Kid as a cowardly crook who did not hesitate to kill for money. Cline explodes all the popular myths and misrepresentations to bring us an authentic Billy the Kid, a cattle rustler, horse thief and murderer. Illustrated with historical photographs, Booklist has said that “…Cline’s book nicely balances the legend for both scholars and lay readers.” This book is based on solid research and depicts the man behind the legend.

Donald Cline as a historian spent more than thirty-five years studying the life and times of Billy the Kid. He assigned himself the task of separating fact from fiction.

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Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-080-0
146 pp.,$18.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-245-6
146 pp.,$9.99


ALICE MARRIOTT REMEMBERED
Edited Memoirs
By Charlotte Whaley, Editor and Annotator

The edited autobiography of anthropologist/ethnologist and author Alice Marriott.

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In her large body of work that spanned more than half a century, Alice Marriott gave a wide audience fresh and lively accounts of the complex cultures of the Southwestern American Indian. Trained as an anthropologist/ethnologist, the first woman to graduate with a degree in that field from the University of Oklahoma, she coupled her scientific and creative writing skills to produce books that have become classics. Maria: The Potter of San Ildefonso, a definitive study of Pueblo Indian pottery making, has remained in print for sixty years.

The memoirs that comprise this volume were written by Alice Marriott four years before her death in 1992, at the age of 82. They were her response to a request from Still Point Press for a full autobiography. Her frail health at the time—she was ill with Bell’s Palsy, blind in one eye, recovering from multiple fractures from falls—prevented her from writing more. Nevertheless, the pieces she did complete are delightful personal stories, told in that unique Marriott style, still engaging and humorous today.

Charlotte Whaley is the author of Nina Otero-Warren of Santa Fe, also published by Sunstone Press; editor emeritus of Southwest Review; and founder and publisher, with her late husband, of Still Point Press.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-697-0
144 pp.,$18.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-192-3
144 pp.,$9.99


ALL TRAILS LEAD TO SANTA FE
An Anthology Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1610
By Nineteen Historians with a Foreword by Marc Simmons and a Preface by Orlando Romero

The Official Commemorative Publication

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Santa Fe, as a tourist destination and an international art market with its attraction of devotees to opera, flamenco, good food and romanticized cultures, is also a city of deep historical drama. Like its seemingly “adobe style-only” architecture, all one has to do is turn the corner and discover a miniature Alhambra, a Romanesque Cathedral, or a French-inspired chapel next to one of the oldest adobe chapels in the United States to realize its long historical diversity. This fusion of architectural styles is a mirror of its people, cultures and history.

From its early origins, Native American presence in the area through the archaeological record is undeniable and has proved to be a force to be reckoned with as well as reconciled. It was, however, the desire of European arrivals, Spaniards, already mixed in Spain and Mexico, to create a new life, a new environment, different architecture, different government, culture and spiritual life that set the foundations for the creation of La Villa de Santa Fe. Indeed, Santa Fe remained Spanish from its earliest Spanish presence of 1607 until 1821.

But history is not just the time between dates but the human drama that creates the “City Different.” The Mexican Period of 1821–1848, American occupation and the following Territorial Period into Statehood are no less defining and, in fact, are as traumatic for some citizens as the first European contact. This tapestry was all held together by the common belief that Santa Fe was different and after centuries of coexistence a city with its cultures, tolerance and beauty was worth preserving. Indeed, the existence and awareness of this oldest of North American capitals was to attract the famous as well as infamous: poets, writers, painters, philosophers, scientists and the sickly whose prayers were answered in the thin dry air of the city situated at the base of the Sangre de Cristos at 7,000 foot elevation.

We hope readers will enjoy All Trails Lead to Santa Fe and in its pages discover facts not revealed before, or, in the sense of true adventure, enlighten and encourage the reader to continue the search for the evolution of La Villa de Santa Fe.

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Hardcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-760-1
540 pp.,$50.00

Softcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-761-8
540 pp.,$35.00


ALONG THE HIGH ROAD
A Guide to the Scenic Route Between Espanola and Taos
By Margaret M. Nava

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The road between Espanola and Taos, New Mexico, commonly referred to as the “High Road to Taos,” covers a distance of about fifty miles and passes through many northern frontier settlement towns. Because of the speed limit and road conditions, a trip along this road usually takes three hours although some drivers do it in less. They drive serpentine roads, look at quaint houses and magnificent scenery, and depart content that they have driven through a fascinating area. But the High Road is more than just a scenic road trip; it is a journey through the lives of the people, past and present, who--tied to the earth, fiercely independent, and staunchly Catholic--settled a hostile land, created a new life for themselves, and became the moral fiber of New Mexico.

This book gives readers a brief glimpse into the lives, beliefs, and arts of these people and offers suggestions about sights and accommodations for travelers willing to take enough time to discover the beauty and mysteries hidden in the small towns "Along the High Road."

MARGARET NAVA, a native of Illinois, spent twenty years traveling throughout the American Southwest researching and writing hundreds of local and national magazine articles about natural science, anthropology, spirituality, and Hispanic and Native American traditions. However, the lure of the Land of Enchantment, as New Mexico is call, was strong and several years ago she left the Midwest behind. These days Margaret, and her dog Sauza, can be found traveling around the state looking for little-known or unusual travel destinations.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=fcd4XC66UHAC

Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-413-6
120 pp.,$16.95


THE AMERICAN PUEBLO INDIAN ACTIVITY BOOK
Fun Projects for Children and Parents
By Walter D. Yoder, PhD

Games, cut-outs, stories, puzzles, pictures to color.

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Sharing the art and culture of Native Americans of the Southwest is a very important activity. For centuries these inventive people, the original inhabitants of the arid southwestern part of the United States, have survived a beautiful but demanding environment. They have produced unique buildings and wonderful arts and crafts. This book offers over 40 pages of comprehensive activities centered around the contributions of these resourceful people.

Children learn about the “Land of the Pueblos” through an exciting variety of games, puzzles, identification activities, vocabulary recognition, word searches, time lines, art activities, and more. Parents and teachers will find a wealth of ideas on ways of sharing the exciting facets of Southwestern pueblo history.

Walter Yoder has illustrated this one-of-a-kind book with dozens of informative black and white pictures. Field tested and educator approved, the book provides a wonderful introduction into the romance and excitement of Western U.S. history. He received a PhD in curriculum development and the arts from Michigan State University and has held teaching and administrative posts at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=FhCOQJGwBHIC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-219-4
48 pp.,$14.95


THE AMERICAN RHYTHM
Studies and Reëxpressions of Amerindian Songs
By Mary Austin

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Mary Austin was one of the first to recognize that Native American myths and culture were in danger of being eroded and lost. She then took upon herself the duty of tracking down American Indian songs and poems, saying that she was not giving a translation of the original but what she preferred to call a “re-expression” which she referred to as “reëxpressions.” It was her belief that the life and environment of the person who made up the words was an important part of understanding the rhythm and meaning of the work. She considered tribal dancing an essential part of the sung or spoken words and her extensive research led first to lectures and later to the publication of The American Rhythm. It was her work in this field that resulted in Austin being named an Associate in Native American Literature by the School of American Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Mary Austin (nee Hunter) was born in Carlinville, Illinois in 1868 and died in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1934. After graduation from Blackburn College, she moved with her family to California. She later spent time in New York and eventually settled in Santa Fe. A prolific writer, she wrote novels, short stories, essays, plays and poetry. Austin became an early advocate for environmental issues as well as the rights of women and other minority groups. She was particularly interested in the preservation of American Indian culture.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-570-6
204 pp.,$24.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-082-7
204 pp.,$19.99


ANTES
Stories from the Past, Rural Cuba, New Mexico, 1769-1949
By Esther V. Cordova May

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Cuba, New Mexico, was first settled in 1769. Originally known as Nacimiento, it was located on the northwestern edge of the Spanish Colonial Empire. It was very isolated and the people who settled Cuba seldom travelled to other areas due to the lack of roads and long distances between settlements.

As a consequence, Cuba retained many of the traditions, practices and archaic language of the early Colonial Period until the mid-twentieth century. Only after World War II did this village emerge from its Colonial traditions and begin to acquire more modern amenities and practices. Different from many other small towns, it did not change because of outside forces but mostly because of the actions of people who had been away during World War II and came back wanting what they had experienced elsewhere.

Antes is the Spanish word for “before.” When used by itself in casual conversation, it always refers to the way things were before the end of World War II. This book contains descriptions and photographs of the practices and activities of the people of Cuba in that earlier time.

Esther Cordova May was born in Cuba, New Mexico, before World War II and experienced the world of Antes personally as a child. Several prior generations of her family also lived their entire lives in Cuba and surrounding villages. As a young woman, she left Cuba to pursue an education, have a family and develop a career. She earned a Master’s degree in Folklore at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1981, Esther and her husband returned to Cuba to manage the family cattle ranch. She also continued to add to her storehouse of verbal accounts and photographs about the period “before” World War II, the world of Antes.

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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-840-0
270 pp.,$24.95


ASK ABOUT SANTA FE
464 Essential Questions and Their Answers about This City and the State of New Mexico
By James J. Raciti

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Using a question-and-answer format, this book follows the development of Santa Fe, a city that lived under several flags before New Mexico was finally admitted into the Union in 1912 as the 47th state. It is also about great leaders who knew the price of sacrifice and terrible tyrants who used their power for personal gain only. Covering a broad sweep of history beginning with the area’s first settlers, both Native American and Spaniards, it explores Spain’s forays into the American Southwest from its base in New Spain (colonial Mexico); its quest for gold and other precious metals; and its desire to save native souls by baptism and conversion to Catholicism. Many historical figures are briefly introduced including Don Juan de Oñate; Don Pedro de Peralta; Don Diego de Vargas; Popé, Leader of the Pueblo Revolt; Archbishop Lamy; Kit Carson; Governor Lew Wallace, author of Ben-Hur; the outlaw Billy the Kid and Geronimo. Other topics treated are The Santa Fe Trail and the contribution it made to the region’s growth and prosperity; the brave Buffalo Soldiers; Civil War battles and the men who fought them; the coming of the railroad; and finally statehood. The author says, “My efforts here have been modest. I simply wanted to focus on aspects of the life and culture of people who inhabited these lands and those of the people who came seeking fame and wealth but stayed to leave a lasting mark on customs, language, and religion. Ask about Santa Fe only scratches the surface of a subject that hopefully will entice readers to explore further the origins of the nation’s oldest capitol city within a state of remarkable achievement.”

James J. Raciti, PhD, has had a home in Santa Fe for many years. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he has spent more than twenty-five years in Europe as a university educator. Raciti’s graduate degrees in comparative literature are from the University of Grenoble in France and the University of Zaragoza in Spain. Sunstone Press has published his non-fictional works Old Santa Fe and Ask About Florida; Pulling No Ponchos, the playfully irreverent fictional history of Santa Fe; and a collection of poetry, The Bird Chart Boy.


Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-030-9
144 pp.,$19.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-328-6
144 pp.,$9.99


THE AUTHENTIC LIFE OF BILLY THE KID
Facsimile of 1927 Edition
By Pat F. Garrett

Voted one of the 100 Best New Mexico Books.

New Foreword by Marc Simmons

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When Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett ended Billy the Kid's life on the night of July 14, 1881 with a shot in the dark, he was catapulted at once into stardom in the annals of Western history. The killing occurred at old Fort Sumner, New Mexico on the Pecos River. Garrett by pure chance had encountered the Kid in a darkened room of the Pete Maxwell house. As the unsuspecting Billy entered, he was cut down without warning.

But the Kid had his share of friends and many of them stepped forward to level some harsh criticism against the lawman. It soon became clear that while Pat Garrett was an instant celebrity, he had also come away, at least in some quarters, with a negative image. To address that problem, he began thinking about a book to give the public his side of the story. The editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican, Charles Greene, offered to publish a Garrett volume if the sheriff could find someone to ghost write it for him. Pat enlisted his good friend Marshall Ashmun (Ash) Upson, a journalist, to do the job. Upson cranked out a manuscript and it was published in 1882 under the title The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid. Sunstone’s edition is a facsimile of the 1927 edition.

Before that fateful night in 1881, there was not much in Pat Garrett's career to suggest he was headed for a place in the history books. Alabama-born in 1850, he worked as a cowboy and buffalo hunter in Texas. By 1878 he had drifted to the Pecos in eastern New Mexico. Perhaps craving excitement, Pat Garrett ran for sheriff of wild Lincoln County in the fall of 1880. He was elected. Winning the office put him on a collision course with the outlaw Billy and the incident that catapulted the Kid into literary immortality.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-572-0
312 pp.,$26.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-118-3
312 pp.,$12.94


BAD BLOOD
The Life and Times of the Horrell Brothers
By Frederick Nolan

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Most of the men and women who inhabit this story set in Texas and New Mexico in the 1870s have been dead for more than a century. Good, bad, rich, poor, handsome, ugly, courageous or craven, their lives are remembered first in the protective, slanted, often-partisan recollections of their families, their children, their friends. And then, they are not so much remembered as reconstructed by present-day researchers and historians relating those reminiscences to facts, to dates and to known events. But how near the truth is any of it? We can barely imagine, let alone identify with pioneer families like the Horrells, shaped as they were by the turmoil of Reconstruction, their spartan upbringing, a family pride as cruel and haughty as that of the clans of ancient Scotland, and an unwavering refusal to recognize any law other than the law they made themselves. In the final analysis, what researchers and historians—no matter how diligent, no matter how honest—tell us is what happened, how it all came out. What would those proud, vengeful men—and women—think, what would their reaction be if they could read or listen to the author’s conclusions? Would they be surprised by how much is known? Or would they laugh scornfully at how much might be wrong? The author believes it would probably be the latter.

Frederick Nolan is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on the history of Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War and both he and his work on the subject have been garlanded with honors. He has received the Border Regional Library Association of Texas’ Award for Literary Excellence, the first France V. Scholes Prize from the Historical Society of New Mexico, and the first J. Evetts Haley Fellowship from the Haley Memorial Library in Midland, Texas. The Western Outlaw-Lawman History Association has presented him with its highest honor, the Glenn Shirley Award, for his lifetime contribution to outlaw-lawman history and The Westerners Foundation has named his The West of Billy the Kid one of the 100 most important 20th-century historical works on the American West. In 2007 the National Outlaw-Lawman Association awarded him its prestigious William D. Reynolds Award in recognition of his outstanding research and writing in Western history and in 2008 True West magazine named him “Best Living Non-Fiction Writer.” Among his other books about the American West are an annotated edition of Pat Garrett’s Authentic Life of Billy the Kid, The West of Billy the Kid, The Lincoln County War, and The Life and Death of John Henry Tunstall, the latter two from Sunstone Press in new editions. He lives in England.

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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-297-2
256 pp.,$24.95


BESIDE THE RIO HONDO
The Memoir of a Writer’s Life in Northern New Mexico.
By Phaedra Greenwood

“Phaedra Greenwood has captured the essence of life in her unique village with a clear and loving prose style, a keen eye for the compassionate detail, much humor, and a heart as big as the sky over our beautiful Southwest.” --John Nichols

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How can a lone female of “a certain age” take her last stand on a stony wedge of land in the mountains of Northern New Mexico? Will she find a job, learn to chop wood, be eaten by a bear or give it up and fall in love again? Beside the Rio Hondo is a memoir that explores in depth Phaedra Greenwood’s connection with the natural world and simultaneous need for community. Her ex-husband gives her a year to live in the old adobe where they raised their children; then he plans to sell it so they can split the proceeds. But she wants to stay in the house forever. She has a year to come up with her own financing to buy out his half of the property or negotiate a deal with the neighbors. The house is falling apart, her money is running out and she has never applied for a loan in her life. It’s a hell of a time to decide to have an epiphany.

“For over three decades I have made my home in the Taos area of Northern New Mexico,” the author says, “not just because I love the spare and dramatic landscape, but also because I am intrigued by the complex layers of history and culture. I admire the devotion of the artists and craftsmen to their work, the loving care New Mexicans bestow on their churches and the close family ties that bond them in community. As I struggle with my garden, my orchard and old adobe casa, I absorb with gratitude my neighbors’ rural savvy and the skills these tenacious hunters, fishermen, and ranchers have developed over the centuries to survive and thrive in the high mountain desert. Life here is hard, but often delicious. The energy, exotic flavors and bright colors of Taos are unique.”

Phaedra Greenwood is a freelance writer/photographer whose poems, essays and stories have appeared in many local newspapers, magazines and anthologies. She has won numerous literary prizes including the Katherine Anne Porter Award. As a journalist and columnist for The Taos News, she received two first place awards in 2000 from the New Mexico Press Association for Best Review and Columns. In 1995 she won the PEN New Mexico Award for a short story included in this book: “Dogs and Sheep.”

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THE BIG AMERICAN SOUTHWEST ACTIVITY BOOK
Fun Projects for Children and Parents
By Walter D. Yoder, Ph.D.

Illustrations, cut-outs, stories, games, puzzles, pictures to color.

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This comprehensive activity book for children offers over 50 pages of action-packed fun highlighting the contributions of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo peoples to our multi-cultural environment. It includes nine sections:

The Land
Desert Wonders
Natural Things
Pioneers
Hispanic Heritage
Native Crafts
Kachina Art
Sand Painting
Mud, Clay and Stone

Projects are presented in a variety of formats such as word searches, puzzles, matching objects, picture construction and mystery puzzles that offer fascinating facts about the American Southwest and natural history that entertain and stretch the mind.

Walter D. Yoder received a Ph.D. in curriculum development and the arts from Michigan State University. He has held teaching and administration posts at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico. He is also the author of The American Pueblo Indian Activity Book, The Old Santa Fe Trail Activity Book, The Camino Real Activity Book, The Big New Mexico Activity Book, and The Big Spanish Heritage Activity Book, all from Sunstone Press.

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8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-265-1
64 pp.,$14.95


THE BIG NEW MEXICO ACTIVITY BOOK
Fun Projects for Children and Parents
By Walter D. Yoder, Ph.D.

Games, cut-outs, puzzles, stories and pictures to color.

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Here is a comprehensive activity book for children which entertains and stretches the mind. The Big New Mexico Activity Book offers over 90 pages of action-packed fun highlighting the contributions of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo peoples to our multi-cultural environment.

There are nine sections on Hispanic Folk Art Kachinas, Spanish Missions, Sand Painting, Rock Art Designs, Pottery Designs, and Native American Art. Projects are presented with a variety of formats such as word searches, puzzles, matching objects, picture construction and more. The author has richly illustrated this one-of-a-kind book with over 250 black and white pictures. Field-tested and educator approved, the book provides a wonderful introduction into the romance and excitement of New Mexico’s heritage.

Walter D. Yoder received a PhD in Curriculum Development and the Arts from Michigan State University. He has held teaching and administrative posts at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico.

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8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-209-5
96 pp.,$16.95


THE BIG ONE
The True Story of an Epic Search to Find a Missing Small Plane Lost for Years
By Bruce Gallaher

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When a small airplane carrying four men vanished in 1968 over the vast skies of Albuquerque, New Mexico a massive official search was launched in the rugged American Rocky Mountains. That official search was called off within two weeks with few leads. That plane and those four men had disappeared off the planet.

This spellbinding saga follows the men’s wives, families, and friends after they realized it was now up to them and them alone to find their loved ones. These amazing women were joined in their search by a cast of characters as diverse as the New Mexico landscape, including a group of Apollo space program engineers, a bar owner, a stunt pilot, a minister, some of the world’s most renowned psychics, and an army of complete strangers. Along the way, they get help from President Lyndon Johnson, a U-2 spy plane, and an American Indian Tribe. The entire search effort ranks as one of the largest in State history, lasting nearly five years.

An incredible, true story of how two young hikers in the remote mountains of New Mexico stumbled on the greatest discovery of not only their lives but the lives of hundreds of others. That discovery would change everything, forever, for everyone involved.

Bruce Gallaher was born and raised in New Mexico. He was a respected hydrologist at national research laboratory where he conducted water resources investigations and contamination studies and was active exploring the outdoors with boots, bikes, and skis.

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THE BIG SPANISH HERITAGE ACTIVITY BOOK
Hispanic Settlers in the Southwest
By Walter D. Yoder, Ph.D.

Games, cut-outs, puzzles, stories and pictures to color.

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This comprehensive activity book for children offers action-packed fun highlighting the contributions of the Hispanic Colonial settlers in the multi-cultural environment of the American Southwest.

There are eight sections: The Age of Discovery, The New World, Colonial Life, The Camino Real, The Native Americans, Hispanic Art, Hispanic Architecture, and Hispanic Crafts. Projects are presented in a variety of formats such as illustrations to complete, word searches, matching names and ideas, picture construction, puzzles, and more.

This entertaining activity book, richly illustrated by the author, provides a wonderful introduction into the romance and excitement of the Hispanic settlement of America.

Walter D. Yoder received a PhD in Curriculum Development and the Arts from Michigan State University and has held teaching and administrative posts at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico.

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8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-239-2
64 pp.,$14.95

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BILLY THE KID RIDES AGAIN
Digging for the Truth
By Jay Miller

"Bravo! Excelsior!! By asking all the right questions and putting his conclusions where they counted, Jay Miller gave heart to those who, alone, would have been unable to combat such devious chicanery." (Frederick Nolan, Chalfont St. Giles, England, Author of "The West of Billy the Kid")

"In a series of newspaper columns, Jay Miller has dug deeply into the latest exploitation of Billy the Kid. A book packed with top-notch investigative reporting." (Robert M. Utley, Georgetown, Texas, Author of "Billy the Kid: a Short and Violent Life")

"Miller systematically demolished the baloney behind the campaign for exhumation. For a long time he was as much a lone gunman as Billy the Kid ever was." (David A. Clary, Roswell, New Mexico, Author of "Rocket Man: Robert Goddard and the Birth of the Space Age")

"Anyone interested in learning about New Mexico should first check with Jay Miller. This collection of Jay's columns is the first in a series of books about New Mexico history and current events. It's a must read." (Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico)

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In early 2003, three sheriffs set out to prove that Pat Garrett killed Billy the Kid, thereby also proving that Brushy Bill of Hico, Texas was not the real Kid. Along their way, the sheriffs enlisted New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson's support and took two communities on a wild ride through court battles to dig up Billy and his mother.

Governor Richardson found an attorney willing to work free and provide Billy with a voice. Follow "Billy" as he speaks for himself in court, requesting that he and his mother be dug up to examine the DNA in their dusty remains for evidence that they were related. And follow the small towns of Fort Sumner and Silver City, New Mexico as they fight to retain the integrity of their municipal cemeteries and keep the legend of Billy the Kid from crumbling away.

Author Jay Miller followed the strange unfolding of events, digging to find the source of the money that financed an official murder investigation and the court action against two courageous small towns struggling to prevent the exhumations.

JAY MILLER grew up in Billy the Kid Country, listening to yarns about Billy, some true, some not. As a syndicated newspaper columnist, Miller has written often about Billy and the Lincoln County War and has used a collection of those columns to weave a riveting story of just what happened when Billy rode again.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-458-7
132 pp.,$19.95


BISCUITS ACROSS THE BRAZOS
Recollections of a Memorable Horseback and Covered Wagon Journey
By Jim H. Ainsworth

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The small boy watched as loving hands wrapped two biscuits in wax paper. He refused to eat Aunt Minnie’s biscuits the next day, sensing that they represented a part of his life that was over. He continued to protect them as the family crossed Texas in a covered wagon. Eighty years later, the boy’s son led a single wagon across Texas, carrying those same biscuits. This is the story of how two cousins, two mules, two horses, two trips across Texas, and those two biscuits brought together five generations of a family.

Jim H. Ainsworth is the author of seven books. This memoir inspired four novels. Other books by Jim Ainsworth are Home Light Burning, Rivers Crossing, Rivers Ebb, and Rivers Flow, all from Sunstone Press.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-754-0
100 pp.,$14.95


BLACKWATER DRAW
Three Lives, Billy the Kid and the Murders that Started the Lincoln County War
By David S. Turk

New Research into New Mexico’s Lincoln County War by the historian for the U.S. Marshals Service resulted in this account of murders in Blackwater Canyon, New Mexico attributed to Billy the Kid.

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On March 9, 1878, three men were murdered in isolated Blackwater Canyon in New Mexico. The suspects were Billy the Kid and a number of his Regulators. This action, almost assuredly taken in retaliation for the death of the Kid’s friend, John Henry Tunstall, became the real catalyst in the Lincoln County War. In 2006, the author and a team of investigators searched for the remains of the men and related artifacts in the obscure canyon—the first to do so since the murders. The murders were reconstructed with the discovery of over thirty bullet cartridges.

As part of the reconstruction of the crime, the author widens the scope of his investigation by examining the lives and paths of all three victims: William S. “Buck” Morton, a Virginian fleeing from his past; Frank Baker, a mystery man who hid his real name and shady career; and William McCloskey, an elderly cowboy who unsuccessfully attempted to play the peacemaker. The myths and accounts of the three men and their murders are analytically separated. Connective events where the paths of the participants intersected, such as the death of John Tunstall, are likewise examined.

Legend and fact are separated in the case and its participants—both victims and suspects. Billy the Kid is justly portrayed as a human being wrought by conflicts. The Regulators and their opposition reveal character both good and bad. An investigative approach to this portion of the Billy the Kid saga corrects the record on some old assumptions and creates new avenues of insight and possibility.

David S. Turk is the Historian for the U.S. Marshals Service and is no stranger to historical “cold cases.” A graduate from George Mason University, he authored four books and numerous articles on various topics. His interest in Billy the Kid and the New Mexico’s Lincoln County War dates to 2003, when publicity crested over a case reopened by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. His studies resulted in this account of the murders in Blackwater Canyon.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-780-9
156 pp.,$18.95

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BORDER PATROL
A Memoir
By Alvin Edward Moore

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Smugglers, illegal aliens, shoot-outs and pretty women offering bribes were all a part of the daily life of early Border Patrol officers in the American West, specifically the border area between Arizona and Mexico. The time is the 1920s and the problems are still the same: danger, intrigue and death came with the territory as members of the U.S. Border Patrol tried to enforce the law along the narrow strip of land that separates the two countries. There is non-stop action as agents hunt down criminals, chase fugitives and go underground to break up a smuggling ring.

Alvin Edward Moore was a member of the U.S. Border Patrol on the Arizona-Mexico boundary between 1926 and 1928 and this book is based on his personal experiences. A retired naval officer and patent attorney, Moore also served with the CIA. He was formerly an American vice-consul in Mexico and has published four books and numerous short stories, articles and poems.

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5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-113-5
96 pp.,$16.95

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ISBN: 978-1-61139-988-2
96 pp.,$9.99


BREAKDOWN
How the Secret of the Atomic Bomb was Stolen
By Richard Melzer, Ph.D.

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The enormous effort--called the Manhattan Project--that produced the world's first atomic bomb was supposed to be the best kept secret of World War II. And the project's Los Alamos, New Mexico site, where the bomb was perfected, was supposed to have the tightest security of the project's other 37 installations across the United States. Even the vice president, Harry S. Truman, was kept in the dark initially until fate propelled him into the fray.

But this was an illusion. Evidence from Soviet and American sources have proven that at least three--and as many as six--Communist spies penetrated the security system at Los Alamos and shared the secret of the atomic bomb with the Stalin regime in the Soviet Union before the end of World War II.

Historian Richard Melzer now sheds new light on how security at Los Alamos broke down--not by examining this isolated site in New Mexico from the outside as many other authors have--but from within Los Alamos itself. Using interviews, memoirs, and formerly confidential files, Melzer shows that spies quite easily obtained security clearances, gained access to top secret information, and carried this information to their Soviet contacts without a hitch.

What Melzer tells us about the flaws of security in the past might well help those in charge of security today as the United States grapples with these problems in the aftermath of the Chinese espionage scandal that rocked Los Alamos and the entire American intelligence community. Includes a bibliography, historic photographs, and index.

BOOK NEWS reports: "A good survey of Los Alamos security and its many breaches."

NEW MEXICO HISTORICAL REVIEW said: "Anyone interested in the history of the atomic bomb will gain much from Melzer's fine treatment of the failure of wartime security and the loss of atomic secrets. This is a highly readable and recommended book."

RICHARD MELZER is a professor of history at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus. A specialist in twentieth century New Mexico history, he has written many articles, chapters, and books about the American Southwest. He is a prize-winning author and a popular public speaker. Sunstone Press is also the publisher of Melzer's focused biography, ERNIE PYLE IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST and WHEN WE WERE YOUNG IN THE WEST, TRUE HISTORIES OF CHILDHOOD.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-304-7
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BREAKFAST NEW MEXICO STYLE
A Dining Guide
By Valerie Nye and Kathy Barco

A Dining Guide to More Than 100 Favorite, Fancy, Funky, & Family Friendly Restaurants with Over 80 Librarian-Recommended Books & Many Fun After-Breakfast Activities. Winner of the 2009 New Mexico Book Award for best travel guide.

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Where can you eat breakfast while overlooking the entire Tularosa Basin? Where can you see funky collections of memorabilia and eclectic art, including possibly the world’s largest velvet Elvis? Where can you sample a variety of burritos, huevos rancheros, and chilaquiles, in addition to such delicacies as piñon scones, Americana graburritos, a pork ‘n produce omelet, and perhaps the most mysterious: a hen grenade?

We’ve got the answers to all these questions! Imagine having a statewide network of librarians, busily researching the best places for you to have breakfast. Many of the eateries we describe are housed in historic buildings, several are located right on or very close to Historic Route 66, some have been used in films or TV, and more than one claims to be haunted.

Breakfast New Mexico Style is a dining guide to over 80 librarian-endorsed restaurants from Carlsbad to Aztec and Tucumcari to Silver City. Included are recommended reading and after breakfast activity suggestions. In person or from your armchair, travel to locales frequented by many of New Mexico’s famous and infamous, real and fictional characters: Smokey Bear, Billy the Kid, Robert Goddard, Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Oppenheimer, Jim Chee & Joe Leaphorn, Claire Reynier, Kevin Kerney, Sasha Solomon, and the enigmatic Ultima, to name just a few.

New Mexico Magazine says: "Pick up this enjoyable, informative book before your next road trip--but be warned that it will have your mouth watering in no time."

Valerie Nye is a native of New Mexico. Educational opportunities and careers pulled her away from her native state for over ten years, but being far from home made her fully appreciate Santa Fe’s delightfully unique breakfasts all the more.

Kathy Barco grew up in Los Alamos. She has been a children’s librarian with the Albuquerque Public Library system and the youth services coordinator at the New Mexico State Library. She is the author of the award-winning READiscover New Mexico, A Tri-Lingual Adventure in Literacy.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-716-8
184 pp.,$22.95


BROTHERS OF LIGHT
The Penitentes of the Southwest
By Alice Corbin Henderson

Introduction to this edition by Lynn Cline.

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In New Mexico, during Lent and Holy Week each year, the Penitent Brotherhood enacts a primitive Passion Play, which in its traditional ritual of self-torture represents a curious survival of the Middle Ages. Much lurid journalism has been devoted to the Penitentes, but in this sympathetic account by Alice Corbin Henderson, an eye-witness, the ceremonies are presented in their true aspect, with the historic background and reason for the survival clearly indicated. From this it appears that the religious custom of self-inflicted penance was introduced into the Southwest as early as 1598 by the Franciscan priests who accompanied Don Juan de Oñate and his soldiers and colonists on their way to the permanent settlement of the province of New Mexico—originally embracing all of our present Southwest. From that day the customs then inaugurated have been traditionally observed by the humble descendants of the Conquistadores.

Alice Corbin and William Penhallow Henderson lived in New Mexico and know its people and its colorful landscape intimately. The striking illustrations in black and white that appeared in the original 1937 edition are an integral part of the text of this new edition.

Also included in this edition along with an introduction by Lynn Cline is “Alice Corbin, An Appreciation” from New Mexico Quarterly Review in 1949, an article by Marc Simmons from The Santa Fe New Mexican, and a review of the book from New Mexico Quarterly at the time of publication of the original edition in 1937 by T. M. Pearce.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-894-3
192 pp.,$22.95


BRUSHY BILL
Proof that His Claim to be Billy the Kid was a Hoax
By Roy L. Haws

This book proves that a man named Brushy Bill Roberts was not Billy the Kid of Old West days.

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For many years, a man known as Brushy Bill Roberts proclaimed to all who would listen that he was the historical and legendary Billy the Kid, alive and well. And there were various books written that claimed this to be true. As a result, many became convinced of the validity of Brushy’s claim and Brushy's elaborate fable has continued to capture the imagination. In this book, the author has attempted to dispel the elaborate hoax once and for all. Brushy Bill Roberts was not Billy the Kid. He was, in fact, just an interesting elderly man, known by his family and acquaintances as a colorful Old West storyteller.

Roy L. Haws has experienced a variety of careers after graduation from the University of Texas at Austin in Mechanical Engineering. He has been a sales engineer and sales manager for electrical equipment manufacturers, a country music artist manager and record producer, the publisher of Indie Bullet Country Music magazine, a cattleman in East Texas, a mathematics instructor at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas, and an Internet college textbook retailer.

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164 pp.,$19.95

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BURIED TREASURES
Famous and Unusual Gravesites in New Mexico History
By Richard Melzer, Ph.D.

Many historic photographs.

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New Mexico history is filled with noteworthy men, women, and children, usually deserving of high praise and admiration. Sadly, few of these famous New Mexicans are honored with monuments to remind us of their achievements in every field, from art and literature to military service and rocket science. Historian Richard Melzer attempts to rectify this neglect with an impressive new book about famous New Mexico gravesites, usually the only monuments left to honor the human treasures who helped shape so much of our state, national, and often international history. The gravesites belong to both famous and infamous characters, from Billy the Kid to Kit Carson, Elfego Baca, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and Geronimo (buried in exile in Oklahoma). The result of Melzer’s coast-to-coast quest for the gravesites of deserving New Mexicans is a book filled with vivid photographs, compelling stories, humorous epitaphs, and valuable information. With so much data about so many New Mexicans, this book is destined to serve as a major reference work for historians, genealogists, students, and librarians for years to come. With so much good history and a concluding chapter of truly unusual gravesites found in New Mexico, casual readers will be engaged and entertained as well.

RICHARD MELZER is a professor of history at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus. He is an award-winning author of many books and articles about New Mexico, including two grade school textbooks to be published in anticipation of New Mexico’s centennial celebration of statehood in 2012. He is the President of the Historical Society of New Mexico. Sunstone Press has published three of his previous books, including Ernie Pyle in the American Southwest, Breakdown: How the Secret of the Atomic Bomb was Stolen during World War II, and When We Were Young in the West: True Stories of Childhood.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-531-7
476 pp.,$45.00


BUT TIME AND CHANCE
The Story of Padre Martinez of Taos, 1793-1867
By Fray Angelico Chavez

Voted one of the 100 Best New Mexico Books.

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Fray Angelico Chavez, articulate and well-versed in New Mexicana, vividly records the life of the controversial Padre of Taos so that the reader gains full measure of his surroundings and of the times. Martínez was continually at the forefront of the public and political forums . . . a master of jurisprudence and canon law . . . a champion of the underdog. With the advent of Bishop Lamy, public attention became focused on these two dynamic personalities. Their philosophic differences ultimately led to Martínez' suspension and excommunication. Chavez was a curious and indefatigable researcher and he used these talents well while delving into the facts and legends surrounding Padre Martinez' "most poignant and colorful life-drama . . . a personality to be reckoned with, whether as hero or villain, or both." Readers will, at once, share with Chavez his absorption in this man and, "also wonder . . . how such a phenomenon could have sprouted and bloomed under the most adverse circumstances of time and place."

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ISBN: 978-0-91327-095-0
176 pp.,$16.95


CABALLEROS
The Romance of Santa Fe and the Southwest
By Ruth Laughlin

Facsimile of the Revised 1945 Edition with a new Foreword by Marcia Muth. On the Cover: Detail from “Old Santa Fe Trail,” mural in the United States Court House, Santa Fe, by William Penhallow Henderson from "A More Abundant Life, New Deal Artists and Public Art in New Mexico" by Jacqueline Hoefer, published by Sunstone Press.

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This complete history of Santa Fe was written after extensive research and with understanding and a touch of humor. It covers all aspects of Spanish-American traditions, customs, and culture. Although first published in 1931, and revised in 1945, it is still relevant today. The author, born in Santa Fe, captures the elusive quality which makes the atmosphere of the city so appealing and writes with fluent ease of the history of the Southwest from the days of the Conquistadores. She covers every aspect of the life of the region including the political situation of the time with its Japanese Detention Camp, its art, its crafts, its architecture, and of the land and its climate.

The 1945 edition includes a detailed index, and an additional chapter and glossary. Readers of this book will get a greater understanding of the past of this popular city that will add its enjoyment in the present time. An added bonus are the illustrations by Norma Van Sweringen, a well-known Southwestern artist in the 1930s.

Ruth Laughlin, a Santa Fe, New Mexico native, was born in 1889 and died in 1962. Educated at Colorado College and the Columbia School of Journalism, she was a writer for the Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times and various popular magazines. As a result of her interest and research into the history of the American Southwest, she wrote two books: Caballeros (1931, revised in 1945) and The Wind Leaves No Shadow (1948, and expanded in 1951 with a cast of characters, additional chapters and glossary). Both books are considered to be classics of Southwestern American literature.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-599-7
444 pp.,$32.95


THE CAMINO REAL (THE KING'S ROAD) ACTIVITY BOOK
Projects for Children That Educate About Spanish Settlers in the American Southwest
By Walter D. Yoder, Ph.D.

Illustrations, games, puzzles, pictures to color.

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The Camino Real was important in the early development and settlement of the American Southwest. This book offers over 40 pages of comprehensive activities detailing the long and scenic trade route between the Western Territories and old Mexico. Children learn about the Camino Real through an exciting variety of games, puzzles, identification activities, vocabulary recognition, word searches, time lines, art activities, and more. Parents and teachers will find a wealth of ideas on ways of sharing the exciting history of our multi-cultural Southwestern environment. The author has illustrated this one-of-a-kind book with dozens of informative black and white pictures. Field tested and educator approved, the book provides a wonderful introduction into the romance and excitement of Western U.S. history.

Walter D. Yoder received a PhD in curriculum development and the arts from Michigan State University. He has held teaching and administrative posts at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico.

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Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-218-7
48 pp.,$16.95


CELEBRATING DIFFERENCE
Fifty Years of Contemporary Native Arts at IAIA, 1962–2012
By Ryan S. Flahive, Compiler and Editor

Essays, Photographs, and Historical Manuscripts Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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On a 140-acre campus on the high plains south of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) stands as a world leader in contemporary Native arts and culture education—an educational institution committed to “difference.” This fifty year history explores some basic questions. How is IAIA different from other colleges? What is it about the history, structure, location, and curriculum that makes it a special institution? How did a school that began as an experiment in American Indian arts education progress from a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) high school to a junior college to an accredited non-profit baccalaureate institution in less than fifty years? And what does the next fifty years have in store?

Published in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of IAIA, this compilation of historical documents, photographs, essays, and conversations illuminates the history and role of art education at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Ryan S. Flahive is the archivist for the Institute of American Indian Arts. He has dedicated his career to education, museums, and public history and specializes in digital preservation and manuscript curation. Flahive earned his bachelor’s degree in history and anthropology from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri and holds a master’s degree in history and a graduate certificate in museum studies from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.


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6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-913-1
182 pp.,$19.95


CENTURIES OF HANDS
An Architectural History of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Taos, New Mexico
By Van Dorn Hooker with Corina A. Santistevan

Photographs, Drawings, Bibliography

“Hooker was the University Architect in Albuquerque when he became involved with preservation issues at St. Francis of Assisi in 1966. He and Corina A. Santistevan, archivist for the church, present an in-depth historical view of the church through an examination of its role in the community, its architectural construction, its interior furnishings and the various solutions (and mistakes) undertaken to restore it. An excellent, detailed analysis of the life of a building.” (Books of the Southwest)

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St. Francis of Assisi Church in Taos, New Mexico, is one of the most widely recognized buildings in the United States. It has been photographed by thousands of people who have visited it including professional photographers, and painted by scores of artists in various media. Its image has appeared in books, magazines, newspapers and travel brochures. But the church did not always look like it does today. Since its original construction in the early nineteenth century, it has gone through many periods of remodeling. In the recent past, St. Francis of Assisi Church has been the focus of historic preservation by a devoted congregation and the priests who led them. Their united effort saved the church from serious deterioration and abandonment. An annual program of replastering with mud in addition to repair and repainting are keeping the church in better condition than ever before. The writing of this book was inspired by this effort.

Van Dorn Hooker, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, was the university architect for the University of New Mexico from 1963 until he retired in 1987. Prior to that he was a partner in the architectural firm of McHugh and Hooker, Bradley P. Kidder and Associates, Santa Fe, architects for many churches in New Mexico including Our Lady of Guadalupe in Santa Fe and St. James Episcopal Church in Taos. He followed the restoration of St. Francis of Assisi Church for many years and his collection of notes and photographs made this book possible.

Corina Santistevan, the archivist and historian for St. Francis of Assisi Church, is a native of Ranchos de Taos. She was a charter member of the Taos County Historical Society and a distinguished educator. Her knowledge of the history of the church and the Taos Valley has been acknowledged by many well known writers and historians she assisted through the years.

NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE said: "Almost anything anybody will want to know about these significant buildings and their communities can be found here or in the many references listed in the bibliographies found with each of the chapters."


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CERAN ST. VRAIN
American Frontier Entrepreneur
By Ronald K. Wetherington

Foreword by Marc Simmons.

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First a trapper and trader, then a merchant, and finally an emerging capitalist in the flour industry of New Mexico and Colorado, Ceran St. Vrain was an iconic image of the industrious and self-reliant western pioneer of the 19th century. He was also a military hero, aiding the U.S. dragoons as an officer in the New Mexico Volunteer army in their fight against marauding plains Indians alongside Kit Carson.

An intelligent and affable soul, he helped lead the southwest from a barter economy, poor in cash and lacking political infrastructure, into a post-military commercial society on the road to statehood. His name has long been associated with a small handful of astute and skilled leaders in the transformation of the southwest: Carson, the Bent brothers, Charlies Beaubien, Lucien Maxwell, Colonels Sterling Price and E.V. Sumner, and yet until now his story has been largely hidden in footnotes and brief accounts of particular exploits.

This story of St. Vrain was stimulated by the author’s earlier excavation of his first flour mill in Taos, and the need to make that excavation record public. Hence, this volume is in two parts: Part I is a biographical account of St. Vrain’s life from his entry into New Mexico in the 1820s until his death in 1870. Part II is a detailed description of the mill excavations and interpretations.

Ronald Wetherington is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. From 1964 until 2001 he spent summers at SMU’s Fort Burgwin Research Center in Taos, New Mexico, variously directing archaeological operations and developing its academic program. He served two years as the Center’s Associate Director and another two as its Director.


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CHARLES F. LUMMIS
Author & Adventurer
By Marc Simmons

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Author, photographer, historian, archeologist, and preservationist, Charles Fletcher Lummis stood tall in the affections of American Southwesterners at the turn of the 20th century. A flamboyant figure of enormous energy, he championed Indian rights and Hispanic culture, while introducing Easterners, through his many books, to the rich heritage of New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

After years of fading from view, the large Lummis legacy is being rediscovered. His works are coming back into print and in 2006 the city of Los Angeles inaugurated an annual Lummis Day Festival. This little book can acquaint readers with a remarkable recorder of history and can help to reawaken interest in his efforts to preserve the distinctive cultures of the American Southwest. Additionally, this book contains, as its first chapter, the complete contents of the classic Two Southwesterners: Charles Lummis & Amado Chaves by Marc Simmons, originally published by San Marcos Press in 1968 and long unavailable until now.

Marc Simmons, besides being an aficionado of the writings of Charles F. Lummis, is himself a historian and prolific author. In 1993 he was knighted by order of the King of Spain for his publications on Spanish colonial history of the Southwest. Among his most recent books are New Mexico Mavericks, Stalking Billy the Kid, and a new edition of Southwestern Colonial Ironwork, all published by Sunstone Press.

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CHASING HISTORY
Quixotic Quests for Artifacts, Art, and Heritage
By Thomas E. Chávez

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Based on a career as a historian as well as his work for cultural institutions, Thomas Chávez uses the organizational and literary model of Don Quixote to create a personal account and modern history that champions the value of the work done in museums and the arts. The message resonates to all people who work in support of the humanities and arts. Such stories are interesting, many times humorous, even unorthodox, but always important, influential, and timeless.

Here are the nuances from happenstance to politics and fundraising. Here are the true stories of determination seeking to do the impossible. As Chávez writes, “I worked with intelligent, creative, and sensitive people. My colleagues were dreamers and doers. We could have been neither but we came to our life’s work intentionally with the realization that there was something inherently important in what we were doing.”

Thomas E. Chávez, a historian with a PhD from the University of New Mexico, was director of the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, New Mexico for twenty-one years and, for three years, executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has received awards from the City of Santa Fe and organizations such as the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Fundación Xavier Salas in Spain, and the University of New Mexico Alumni Association. Currently a consultant, he is the author of many books and at the time of the publication of this book is working on a multi-volume catalogue of all the documents pertinent to Benjamin Franklin that exist in the archives of Spain.

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CHASING THE SUN
A Reader's Guide to Novels Set in the American West
By Edward Joseph Beverly

"...an invaluable reference for any western fiction fan." THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

"Venerated authors have written several fine books over the years on the subject of Western fiction...but nothing so comprehensive and insightful as 'Chasing the Sun.' Beverly is a historian, but he's also a pretty good critic." TRUE WEST

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The American West is a land that has inspired novelists since the early 1800s. Western fiction covers a vast geographic, cultural, and thematic landscape and includes the real cowboy narrative of Will James, the formula Westerns of Max Brand and Frank Gruber, the romantic novels of Zane Grey and Louis L’Amour, the Navajo mysteries of Tony Hillerman, the ethnic novels of Louise Erdrich, the contemporary novels of Edward Abbey, and the genuine literature of Willa Cather and Wallace Stegner.

Chasing the Sun is a reader’s guide with over 1,350 entries, including 59 reviews of the author’s personal favorites. It is organized around content--exploration, trapping, wagon trains, the Indian Wars, contemporary fiction, and so on. Each chapter, or category, has an introduction, a reader’s guide that provides capsule summaries of the literature from some of the earliest novels to current publications, and reviews of one or more novels in that category. The guide is for general readers who like their fiction set in the American West, and it will also provide a ready source for researchers, reviewers and students interested in a particular type of novel set in the West, for example, the decimation of the buffalo herds. It is ideal for those readers who would like to compare novels with the same general subject by different writers, and those who would like a taste of the quality and diversity of the literature through the reviews. It should also help teachers identify books notable enough to add to a syllabus.

The author is a retired military officer, has lived all over the American West--Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nebraska, Alaska--and currently resides in California. He is an avid collector and student of the literature of the American West. Prior to his military career, he was a surveyor with the Army Corps of Engineers. In the Air Force he served as a combat crew navigator, electronic warfare officer, drone pilot, and acquisition program director. Lieutenant Colonel Beverly served two tours in Vietnam and following his military service he worked in the aerospace industry as a program manager, marketing manager, and consultant. He has graduate degrees from Central Michigan University, University of Southern California, and California State University--the latter in English Literature.

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CHIEF OF POLICE
The Career of Richard CdeBaca During Extraordinary Times in New Mexico, 1956-1994
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Richard CdeBaca’s tenure as chief of the New Mexico State Police was a brief and controversial end to a long, productive career. Notes recorded by CdeBaca during decades as a state policeman reflect dramatic changes in how governors, legislatures, the courts, prisons and the press changed within an evolving society. It wasn’t always tidy.

CdeBaca remains an ardent supporter of police, but author David Roybal prods the long-time cop into telling concessions. Civil rights, as they are defined today, did not get in the way of daily patrols. CdeBaca acknowledges that State Police at times were poorly prepared for events and transformations, like the influx of hippies and the drug culture that followed them. On multiple issues, CdeBaca offers information that went beyond the headlines that weave through this book.

David Roybal, after editing his high school and university student newspapers, went on to become one of New Mexico’s most respected professional journalists. A New Mexico native, he has reported on governors from David Cargo to Susana Martinez. He also has reported from some of the state’s most isolated communities to address pressing needs of education, health care, government accountability and crime prevention. His stories on political campaigns of President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress have been distributed nationally. Chief of Police is David’s second book. His first, Taking on Giants, Fabián Chávez Jr. and New Mexico Politics, was published by the University of New Mexico Press.

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CHILDREN OF DESTINY
True Adventures of Three Cultures
By Jean M. Burroughs

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The best way to know about history is to be part of it. The next best way is to read about it and come away feeling as if you had been part of the events and action. Jean Burroughs has selected twelve exciting episodes covering a span of five centuries to bring history to life. Her young heroes and heroines tell their stories from their own personal viewpoints and experiences. They represent the three cultures that are the bedrock of the Southwestern United States society: Native American, Hispanic and Anglo. Each story, based on facts, is preceded by an account of the historical event or incident that forms the basic framework for the tale. Young readers will enjoy reading about the adventures of other children from other cultures and centuries. History comes to life in this series of vignettes of important times in a land that passed from one country to another until it became part of the United States--New Mexico. Illustrations by New Mexico artist, Al Chapman, add drama to the text.

JEAN M. BURROUGHS is a former First Lady of New Mexico. She is also the author of BRIDE OF THE SANTA FE TRAIL, a fictionalized account of the pioneer trip of Susan Shelby Magoffin, also published by Sunstone Press. She has written numerous articles on Southwestern US history and taught Local and Oral History at Eastern New Mexico University. Burrough's special skill has been able to combine literary creativity with in-depth historical research. The results have brought applause and appreciation from a wide and grateful readership.

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CHILDREN OF THE NORMAL SCHOOL
60 Years in El Rito, New Mexico, 1906-1969
By Sigfredo Maestas

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Everyone was in for a surprise in 1909 when New Mexico declared open the Spanish American Normal School at El Rito. The school had been founded to train teachers for the vast region of the Río Arriba in which there were few schools and the citizenry still did not speak English, sixty years after becoming a territory of the United States. The Territory of New Mexico, in quest of statehood, had decided that fluency of its people in English would earn it the right to become one of the Forty-eight, which it did three years later.

State and school officials were dismayed that few students were sufficiently prepared to become teachers. First, most had to learn to cipher and to read and write. The region’s geographic isolation, scant means of communication, and lack of roadways rendered it impossible for anyone to make the proper estimate of educational need, it turned out. But the school’s students soon discovered how much they liked the Normal School, and how willing the school was to meet their educational need.

Although the Normal School trained as many as one hundred teachers in the first decades, in time it became an elementary and high school with strong traditions and loyal students. As a boarding campus, the Normal School attracted students from throughout New Mexico, many at a very young age. Children of the Normal School recount how unity of spirit created a new culture of Americans that few knew about, and how their esprit was built on mutual esteem and shared belief.

SIGFREDO MAESTAS is President Emeritus of Northern New Mexico College, the present institution that was the Normal School at El Rito. This is his first book about people and places in New Mexico.

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CHILDREN'S GUIDE TO SANTA FE
New Edition, Illustrated with photographs
By Anne Hillerman

The newly updated and revised Sunstone Press classic!

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Santa Fe offers plenty of fun for children. Although best known for its arts and culture, the city has museum, parks, hikes and special attractions and seasonal events sure to charm children of any age. This newly updated Sunstone classic presents an enticing menu of places to go, things to see and activities to entertain and amuse children visiting Santa Fe as well as those lucky enough to live here, all in an easy-to-read format. The book includes addresses, phone numbers and websites to make the information more accessible.

The guide opens with a child-friendly chapter on Santa Fe’s history, designed to help parents and children get the most out of their exploration of this unusual and fascinating place known for its three cultures. The book also offers a family-focused calendar of events designed to help visitors and residents plan their time to enjoy the area’s annual events that have special appeal to children. The book includes information about recommended day trips, including child-friendly places and events in nearby Albuquerque.

Author ANNE HILLERMAN grew up in Santa Fe and raised her children here. A professional journalist for more than 20 years, Anne is the author of other books including The Insiders’ Guide to Santa Fe (Globe Pequot) and Sunstone Press’s Done in the Sun, a children’s book of solar energy experiments. She is the daughter of Southwest mystery writer Tony Hillerman and lives in Santa Fe with her photographer husband.

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CHRISTMAS IN OLD SANTA FE
Southwestern Traditions For The Season
By Pedro Ribera Ortega

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The special customs and traditions of the Christmas season in Santa Fe, New Mexico are carefully and clearly explained in this book that has become a classic.

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CHÁVEZ
A Distinctive American Clan of New Mexico
By Fray Angelico Chavez

The examination of the origins and history of the Chávez Clan in New Mexico.

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He has been called a renaissance man and New Mexico's foremost twentieth-century humanist by biographer Ellen McCracken. Any way you measure his career, Fray Angélico Chávez was an unexpected phenomenon in the wide and sunlit land of the American Southwest. In the decades following his ordination as a Franciscan priest in 1937, Chávez performed the difficult duties of an isolated backcountry pastor. His assignments included Hispanic villages and Indian pueblos. As an army chaplain in World War II, he accompanied troops in bloody landings on Pacific islands, claiming afterwards that because of his small stature, Japanese bullets always missed him.

In time, despite heavy clerical duties, Fray Angélico managed to become an author of note, as well as something of an artist and muralist. Upon all of his endeavors, one finds, understandably, the imprint of his religious perspective. During nearly seventy years of writing, he published almost two dozen books. Among them were novels, essays, poetry, biographies, and histories.

All true aficionados of the American Southwest's history and culture will profit by collecting and reading the significant body of work left to us by the remarkable Fray Angé1ico Chávez. Sunstone Press is now bringing back into print some of these rare titles.

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THE CITY DIFFERENT AND THE PALACE
Restoration of a Famous Landmark
By Rosemary Nusbaum

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The year was 1909, and a youthful Jesse Nusbaum had resigned his teaching position at the Normal School at Las Vegas, New Mexico, and had ridden his “…four-horse-power, twin-cylinder, chain-belt-driven, two-speed Excelsior motorcycle over the rough and rocky Santa Fe Trail route, to enter on July 1 at the Old Palace of the Governors.” He was the first employee of the newly-formed Museum of New Mexico and School of American Archaeology.

From that day, Jesse Nusbaum’s life was inextricably bound to Santa Fe: it was he who undertook the remodeling of the Palace of the Governors into a museum; from 1909-1913, it was he who supervised the razing of the old Army barracks at the corner of Palace and Lincoln Avenue I 1916 and also supervised the construction of the Fine Arts Museum on that site; and he was one of the organizers of the Laboratory of Anthropology, Inc., and was its first director when the doors opened in 1930. Additionally, Jesse was one of the foremost Southwestern archeologists, and he was a first-rank photographer, as many of the illustrations in this volume (although reproduced here from less than excellent sources) will attest.

For all his other accomplishments, however, Jesse Nusbaum is most closely associated with the Palace of the Governors. In this book, dedicated in memory of her husband, Rosemary Nusbaum has delineated the history of the “Old Palace.” Much has been written elsewhere about that historic structure, but only in this volume can the insight and experiences of Jesse Nusbaum be found.

Rosemary L. Nusbaum was born in Marquette, Michigan and graduated from the Baraga High School in that city. In 1929, she received the R.N. degree from the University Hospital in Chicago, Illinois and then worked as a Medical Pathologist for the Eight Corps Area of the Army stationed at Bruns General Hospital in Santa Fe in World War II. She studied sculpture with Eugenie Shonnard and ceramics with Warren Gilbertson in Santa Fe. She was also the author of numerous short stories and poems which appeared in many well-known publications. Ernest Thompson Seton said of her: “She possesses the virtue of intelligence.”

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THE CIVIL WAR IN NEW MEXICO
By F. Stanley

New Foreword by Marc Simmons.

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Taking nineteen years of research by the author, this is the story of the Civil War as the Volunteers of New Mexico lived and fought it. One chapter deals with the scene in Washington, DC, ten years before the first gun was fired at Fort Sumter; another chapter deals with the Texas claim to all the area of New Mexico bordering the Rio Grande and the near war with the United States over Santa Fe County, Texas. The last chapter gives the alphabetical list of all the New Mexico Volunteers from A to Z as found in the records of the War Department. The author included this list in order to enable any relatives to trace the war record of the heroic men who fought at Valverde, Peralta, Santa Fe, Glorieta, Pigeon’s Ranch, and the Indian campaigns.

The march of the Colorado Volunteers and the California Column is completely covered as well as the work of these men during the war years. The New Mexico Volunteers were unjustly maligned by Edward Canby, the author said, and authors ever since have echoed his sentiments without investigating the facts. This book corrects many misconceptions that may be useful to all interested in the Civil War in New Mexico.

Includes bibliography.

“An easterner by birth but a southwesterner at heart, Father Stanley Francis Louis Crocchiola had as many vocations as names,” says his biographer, Mary Jo Walker. “As a young man, he entered the Catholic priesthood and for nearly half a century served his church with great zeal in various capacities, attempting to balance the callings of teacher, pastor, historian and writer.” With limited money or free time, he also managed to write and publish one hundred and seventy-seven books and booklets pertaining to his adopted region under his nom de plume, F. Stanley, The initial in that name does not stand for Father, as many have assumed, but for Francis, which Louis Crocchiola took, with the name Stanley, at the time of his ordination as Franciscan friar in 1938. All of F. Stanley’s titles have now reached the status of expensive collector’s items.

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CLAY ALLISON
Facsimile of the Original 1956 Edition
By F. Stanley

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Most writers are impressed by three things in the life of Clay Allison: that he had a tooth pulling bout with a dentist; that he rode the streets of Canadian, Texas, clothed only in a gun belt; and that he went back to Tennessee to marry his childhood sweetheart. Perhaps none of these incidents are hardly capable of exciting the imagination of the intelligent reader, but they do tend to set up a curiosity about this famous Western character.

Eleven years of research and thirty thousand miles of travel are the props on which the author built this story. It is not surprising that he should come up with a human being who is surprisingly capable of feats more commendable than those other Western legendary characters hit upon by most writers of Western folklore. Exciting tales of gun slingers are not always true tales. Here we have both combined.

“An easterner by birth but a southwesterner at heart, Father Stanley Francis Louis Crocchiola had as many vocations as names,” says his biographer, Mary Jo Walker. “As a young man, he entered the Catholic priesthood and for nearly half a century served his church with great zeal in various capacities, attempting to balance the callings of teacher, pastor, historian and writer.” With limited money or free time, he also managed to write and publish one hundred and seventy-seven books and booklets pertaining to his adopted region under his nom de plume, F. Stanley. The initial in that name does not stand for Father, as many have assumed, but for Francis, which Louis Crocchiola took, with the name Stanley, at the time of his ordination as Franciscan friar in 1938. All of F. Stanley’s titles have now reached the status of expensive collector’s items.

This new edition in Sunstone’s Southwest Heritage Series includes a new foreword by Marc Simmons, an excerpt from F. Stanley’s biography by Mary Jo Walker, a tribute to F. Stanley by Jack D. Rittenhouse (also from the biography), and an article on Clay Allison by Norman Cleaveland.

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COPPER MINING IN SANTA RITA, NEW MEXICO, 1801-1838
By Helen Lundwall with Terrence Humble

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Copper Mining in Santa Rita, New Mexico, 1801-1838 is the story of the formative years of a remarkable mine in southwestern New Mexico that has produced copper for more than 200 years. Records of the Spanish Colonial and early Mexican period have yielded intriguing accounts of the people involved in the early development of the mines, the difficulties they encountered along the way, and the importance of this small settlement to the history of the frontier. Although the Santa Rita mines produced a fortune to the few men willing or able to invest money in their development, it was always a difficult and hazardous undertaking.

Apaches, who inhabited much of southern New Mexico and Arizona at that time, created many problems for the miners. They had a strong influence over the success or failure of the Santa Rita mining operation. At times the hostility and depredations of these Indians overshadowed the remarkable success of the mines. Santa Rita was the center for military operations against the Apaches, and was referred to as the watchtower and guardian of the western frontier.

Helen Lundwall is a retired librarian. She edited and annotated Pioneering in Territorial New Mexico: The Memoirs of H. B. Ailman, and is the author of several articles on local history.

Terrence Humble worked at the Santa Rita mine for 32 years, and is an authority on the history of the mine. His articles have been published in the Mining History Association Journal and the Quarterly of the National Association for Outlaw and Lawman History.

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THE CORRALITOS
A Memoir of Ranch Life
By Larry Foster

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The Corralitos, a ranchland covering almost 200,000 acres of high desert, encompasses 300 square miles in southern New Mexico. This memoir is a descriptive narrative of the events and daily routine of tending cattle and farming the land. The workload was constant, seven days a week with long hours on horseback and nights spent cutting and baling hay, and the work was dangerous, especially working with the head of 140 cantankerous bulls on a yearly basis. “You could never take your eyes off a mean bull,” the author says. “And we also grazed forty head of buffalo and they could be just as ill-tempered and unpredictable and dangerous to handle as the bulls. In addition, we grazed sixteen hundred mother cows and grew five hundred acres of alfalfa hay.” The ranch employed six or seven workers and during roundup there could be as many as sixteen. There were up to nine horses in the stable, and they were always shod and ready to ride at any time. There was rarely a slack time, especially during the fall gathering of the herd. It was arduous dirty work, but no one ever complained. The Corralitos saga was one of love, dedication and each new day brought new adventures and memories which will never be forgotten.

Larry Foster worked in cattle ranching and farming all his life. He graduated from California Polytechnic State College in 1969 with a degree in Animal Science and Nutrition, was member of Alpha Zeta, the scholastic fraternity, and was on the Dean’s and President’s list his last year in college. He worked doing nutritional consultation for feed yards, milk producing dairy farms, swine and catfish farms for several years then returned to the Corralitos ranch to pursue his life with the tending and love of herding and care of range land beef cattle. He and wife Barbara now are retired and living on Galveston Bay in League City, Texas.

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COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS
A History of The Sacred Heart Church, Nambé, New Mexico
By Carolina M. Romero de Luján and Alfredo Celedón Luján

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Like a sentinel, The Sacred Heart Church—La iglesia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús—sits at the crossroads atop a hill overlooking the bucolic green valle of Nambé, New Mexico. From the panoramic and hallowed church property, one has clear vistas of the magnificent Sangre de Cristo Mountains. In this most tranquil setting, members of the parish gather every Sunday morning for mass at 8:30. The masses, celebrated by many revered priests and gifted musicians and vocalists over the years, are holy and serene—calm for the soul.

This book, through research and interviews by Carolina Romero de Luján, is a compilation of the church history and is co-authored by her son, Alfredo Celedón. Its purpose is to document, thus preserve, the oral history of the church and cemetery in written form and is designed for the reading and viewing pleasure of the families of Nambé and their succeeding generations, as well as for readers who are interested in northern New Mexico history. This book also serves as a reminder that Nambeseños, through their collective good spirit and work ethic, built the church over 100 years ago, rebuilt it after it burned down in 1946, and continue to maintain its architectural dignity through constant care to this day.

Carolina Romero de Luján is a life-long resident of Nambé and a meticulous record keeper. She is the daughter of Juanita Sena de Romero and Petronilo, the wife of Ismael Ernesto, and the mother of Alfredo, Ernie, and Jessica Ramona. She raised her family in the valley where she attended Nambé Elementary School and is a graduate of Pojoaque High School. She is retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Alfredo Celedón Luján is hijo of Carolina and Ernesto. He is the husband of Amy and the father of Amanda, Mabel, and Peter. He attended Nambé Elementary School and is a graduate of Pojoaque High School. He is a career educator in northern New Mexico, graduate of New Mexico State University and the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College.


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COWBOY IN THE ROUNDHOUSE
The Political Life of Governor Bruce King
By Bruce King as told to Charles Poling

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Bruce King towered over the political landscape of New Mexico in the last half of the twentieth century. Born the son of a homesteader in the tiny Santa Fe County farm-and-ranch community of Stanley, King decided in seventh grade to be governor of New Mexico. The story of how he accomplished that goal—three times!—plays out against the tremendous transformations occurring in the society, culture, politics, and business of New Mexico since World War II. When King won his first Santa Fe County Commission seat in 1954 at age 29, running for office was a down-home affair. Politics was personal. But as he served in office and climbed the political ladder toward his lifelong ambition, New Mexico changed. The state’s population shifted away from the rural communities to the rapidly expanding cities, while the once-dominant agricultural interests in the legislature yielded to the emerging urban voting blocs. Meanwhile, the challenges of governing grew ever more complex. King’s well-recognized skills of mediation and conciliation helped him lead the state through a time of often-bewildering change. This book is rich with colorful stories as King recalls the major events of his career and conveys the human side of campaigning, governing, political deal-making, and sparring with the press. He also talks about his friendships and encounters with many of the leading national and state political figures of our time, including President Bill Clinton, President Ronald Reagan, President Jimmy Carter, Senator Pete Domenici, and then Energy Secretary Bill Richardson. A classic tale of political intuitions spiced by New Mexico flavor as unique as Hatch green chile, Cowboy in the Roundhouse is lively reading. As famed mystery writer Tony Hillerman writes in his introduction to the book, “While I count myself among the many who wanted Bruce King to write an autobiography, I doubt if any of us had much hope he’d get around to doing it. Now he has and it’s even better than we’d expected.”

Charles Poling is a journalist and author who could not remember a time when Bruce King was not governor. Poling writes fiction and true stories about the history, business, politics and daily life of New Mexico. He currently makes his home in Placitas, where the past, present, and future blend together and resonate with the peculiar harmony and dissonance known as New Mexico.

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COWBOYS, RANCHING & CATTLE TRAILS
A New Mexico Federal Writers' Project Book
By Ann Lacy and Anne Valley-Fox, compilers and editors

Stories from New Mexico field workers in the Federal Writers’ Project in New Mexico between 1935 and 1939.

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Was life on the range in the 1880s and 1890s anything like the hard riding, hard working, hard drinking shoot ‘em up images that moviegoers saw in old Westerns? Yes—and then some, the authentic documents in this collection tell us. Cowboys, sheepherders, ranchers and all those around them in Territorial New Mexico were engaged in constant life-and-death struggles. They battled with each other and with Indians. They endured blizzards, fires, drought, floods, disease and stampeding cattle. In one account, on the morning after Comanche Indians stole all their cattle, James Chisum told his daughter, “Cheer up, Sallie, the worst is yet to come.”

Also included in this collection are reports of cooperation and glimpses of daily happiness: the simple pleasure of riding the range; camaraderie during roundups; hot meals dished out from the chuck wagon; cow camp entertainments; trips to town for fandangos; a sheepherder resting beneath the constellations and his breakfast of burrañiates. There are also high-spirited narratives describing the taming of a good steer, adventures along the cattle trails, the retrieval of mavericks and the roundup of mustangs.

If the stories in this collection seem familiar, they are also surprisingly fresh. Luckily for the rest of us, field workers in the Federal Writers’ Project (a branch of the government-funded Works Progress Administration, or WPA, later called the Work Projects Administration), loved to listen and record as much as their subjects liked to talk. The resulting stories from 1935 to 1939 are rich in detail and human spirit. This collection also includes local newspaper articles, reports from New Mexico governors on the state of the livestock industry, cowboy poems, square dance calls, descriptions and drawings of cattle brands, glossaries of cowboy terms and the names of ranches in Colfax County.

Cowboys, Ranching & Cattle Trails is the fifth volume in the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project book series. Previous titles are Outlaws & Desperados, Frontier Stories, Lost Treasures & Old Mines and Stories from Hispano New Mexico.

Ann Lacy, an artist and researcher/writer, has lived in New Mexico since 1979. She works on projects related to New Mexico history, culture and environment issues. She is the recipient of a City of Santa Fe Heritage Preservation Award.

Anne Valley-Fox, writer, poet and researcher, is co-editor of the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series. Her fourth volume of poetry is How Shadows Are Bundled (University of New Mexico Press, 2009).

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CULTURE CLASH
Environmental Politics in New Mexico Forest Communities, 1970–2000
By Kay Matthews

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The Culture Clash story begins in the 1970s in the village of Placitas, New Mexico at the north end of the Sandia Mountains, where author Kay Matthews built a house and began a family while involved in disputes with the Forest Service over forest management and with real estate developers bent on gentrification. It then moves to El Valle, a land grant village of 20 families at the base of the Pecos Wilderness, where she and her family moved in the early 1990s seeking a more rural life. Here, during the rest of that decade and into the 2000s, the small villages of el norte were engaged in battles on numerous fronts: protecting the integrity of traditional acequias; guaranteeing the rights of community-based foresters and ranchers to access public lands; addressing the long standing grievances of the loss of land grants; and maintaining the rural nature of communities through appropriate economic development. As a journalist documenting these struggles, and as a norteño living la lucha, Matthews weaves together a personal narrative and political analysis of a complex and dynamic rural New Mexico.

Kay Matthews is a freelance journalist and editor of La Jicarita, an online journal of environmental politics. She and her partner Mark Schiller started La Jicarita in 1996 as the print newspaper of a watershed watchdog group. The paper soon expanded to investigate environmental and social justice issues all over northern New Mexico. She lives on a farm in El Valle where she raised two children, grows fruit, vegetables, and pasture hay, and served as an acequia commissioner for many years.


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THE CURSE OF DESTINY
The Betrayal of General George Armstrong Custer
By Romain Wilhelmsen

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George Armstrong Custer, strong-willed and strong of body, lived a life of defiance and brilliance until he met his fate at the battle of the Little Big Horn. How could this colorful historical figure have allowed the events that brought his untimely end? Was it only political intrigue? We know President Grant had an unbridled animosity toward Custer because he helped expose the Grant administration's callous indifference to the plight of the Plains Indians. Was Custer himself to blame? Or was it just the unpredictable hand of destiny?

This gripping blend of fact and fiction from best-selling author Romain Wilhelmsen now opens the door to the private world, and the lives and loves of the famous general, his family, his friends, and his enemies-both red and white. He also delves deeply into the psyches of the Indian chiefs Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse and their followers, whose refusal to allow the white man to herd them onto reservations precipitated the famous battle which brought many warring Indian tribes together to fight as one.

The famous battle, described in frightening detail, is the culmination of a unique and amazing journey where destiny itself is the star, leaving the reader with a lasting impression of the legendary George Armstrong Custer.

ROMAIN WILHELMSEN is a member of the Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association and the Little Big Horn Associates, as well as a past director of the Los Angeles Adventurer's Club. His chosen career as an adventure film producer and lecturer took him on extensive travels throughout South America, Africa, Mexico and the southwestern United States. He rafted down the Amazon River, was attacked and wounded by bandits while exploring in the mountains of Columbia, is credited with discovering a pre-Inca city in the Andes Mountains of Peru, and Spanish conquistador armor he exhibited at the Southwestern Museum in Los Angeles. Through his lectures and numerous television appearances here and abroad, he came to be known as The Legend Hunter. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, and presently resides in East Lansing, Michigan. Wilhelmsen is also the author of the best-selling book, BUCKSKIN AND SATIN, also published by Sunstone Press.

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THE DEATH OF BILLY THE KID
Facsimile of Original 1933 Edition
By John William Poe

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Many years after the death of Billy the Kid, Deputy John William Poe, who was just outside the door when Sheriff Pat Garrett killed him, wrote out the whole story, which was published in a small edition. Later, in 1933, this first-hand account was offered to a larger public with an introduction by Maurice Garland Fulton, who lived for years among the scenes of Billy the Kid’s wild career.

While certain statements made in the book by Poe are controversial, his account is a valuable document for anyone interested in Billy the Kid. Sunstone Press is pleased to offer this complete reprint of the 1933 edition along with a new forward in its Southwest Heritage Series.

JOHN WILLIAM POE was born in 1850 and died in 1923. Early in his life he was impressed by the novels of Sir Walter Scott and developed a desire to seek adventures out West. After working as a farm hand, on a railroad construction crew, and a buffalo hunter, he wound his way into law enforcement and eventually became a deputy for Sheriff Pat Garrett. After the incident with Billy the Kid, Poe was elected sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico, married, and after retiring as a lawman, settled in Roswell, New Mexico where he was a businessman until his death.

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DESPERADOS OF NEW MEXICO
By F. Stanley

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Desperados of frontier days in the United States command a certain amount of attraction. The frontier desperado was a rugged individualist stamped and marked not by environment but by circumstance. Some of the seventeen men in this book have been pushed off the pages of their day by Billy the Kid, Clay Allison and Dave Rudabaugh. But “badmen” they all were—some with colorful lives that more often than not came to abrupt and inglorious ends. So here they are, in addition to the three mentioned above: William Coe, Dick Brewer, Jim Greathouse, Tom Pickett, J. Joshua Webb, Porter Stogden, Rattlesnake Sam, Gus Mentzer, Baca of Socorro, Dick Rogers, Joe Fowler, Vicente Bilba, Black Jack Ketchum, and even David Crockett, according to F. Stanley. This new edition in Sunstone’s Southwest Heritage Series includes a new foreword by Marc Simmons, an excerpt from F. Stanley’s biography by Mary Jo Walker, and a tribute to F. Stanley by Jack D. Rittenhouse (also from the biography). Bibliography.

“An easterner by birth but a southwesterner at heart, Father Stanley Francis Louis Crocchiola had as many vocations as names,” says his biographer, Mary Jo Walker. “As a young man, he entered the Catholic priesthood and for nearly half a century served his church with great zeal in various capacities, attempting to balance the callings of teacher, pastor, historian and writer.” With limited money or free time, he also managed to write and publish one hundred and seventy-seven books and booklets pertaining to his adopted region under his nom de plume, F. Stanley, The initial in that name does not stand for Father, as many have assumed, but for Francis, which Louis Crocchiola took, with the name Stanley, at the time of his ordination as a Franciscan friar in 1938. All of F. Stanley’s titles have now reached the status of expensive collector’s items.

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DICHOS
Proverbs and Sayings From The Spanish
By Charles Aranda

English/Spanish. Proverbs and Sayings from the Spanish Including Rhymes, Riddles, Beliefs and a Bibliography

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Sayings and proverbs are priceless verbal traditions for all to share. And everyone has a favorite. They are unique because in a few words, a deeply serious message can be woven. It is impossible to read proverbs and sayings without learning something important, and perhaps feeling that each one was written especially for you. The proverbs and sayings in this book cause a glow that makes you want to return to them again and again. Also included are rhymes (chiquillados), riddles (adivinanzas), beliefs (creencias) and a bibliography. The Spanish/English text is set in dictionary format

for easy reading. A must for those interested in Spanish culture.

Charles Aranda was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico and, after serving as a Captain in the Korean War, attended Highlands University where he earned a Master’s Degree and was, for many years, an educator in New Mexico schools.

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THE DILEMMA OF WILDERNESS
By Corry McDonald

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This authoritative book investigates all aspects of wilderness including legislation, water rights, land policy, and mineral exploration. Bibliography.

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Wilderness has and continues to have very different meanings for various groups of people. The “dilemma” occurs because some special interest groups want to “tame” and use wilderness resources while others demand a “hands-off” preservation policy. To cope with these two extremes, government agencies have enacted a series of regulations and laws. Private citizens have banded together to work for suitable wilderness policies. This book examines all aspects of the complex wilderness question including legislation, water rights and miner exploration.

Corry McDonald was active in New Mexico wilderness preservation efforts for over thirty years. His book, "Wilderness: A New Mexico Legacy" also published by Sunstone Press, was widely praised by national reviewers and was selected as one of the best current American books reflecting national life, history and culture by the English-Speaking Union.


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DINETAH: AN EARLY HISTORY OF THE NAVAJO
A Chronicle of the Navajo People
By Lawrence D. Sundberg

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Here, in a highly readable style, is a lively chronicle of the Navajo people from prehistory to 1868. It is a sympathetic history of a great people who depended on their tenacity and creative adaptability to survive troubled times. The hardships and rewards of early band life, encounters with the Pueblos that revolutionized Navajo culture, the adversity of Spanish colonization, the expansion of Navajo land, the tragic cycle of peace and war with the Spanish, Mexican, and American forces, the Navajo leaders’ long quest to keep their people secure, the disaster of imprisonment at Fort Sumner—all combine to express the relevancy of Navajo history to their people today. This book with its extensive archival illustrations and photographs weaves a complex but understandable story in which Navajos changed the future of the Southwestern United States.

Lawrence D. Sundberg taught for many years among the Navajo in Arizona and has a solid background in not only education and curriculum development, but in Navajo history, language and culture. He has also created materials for Navajo students in Navajo literacy, Navajo as a second language, and Navajo culture and ethnohistory. Mr. Sundberg holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from California State University, Fullerton, and a master’s degree in Bilingual Education from Northern Arizona University. He is also the author of Red Shirt, The Life and Times of Henry Lafayette Dodge, also from Sunstone Press.

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DON JOSÉ, THE LAST PATRON
By José Ortiz y Pino III

This land is not really ours. We are simply caretakers. Our purpose in this life is to be good to the land and try to leave it better than we found it. --Don José Ortiz

A biography and guide to uses of native herbs and plants.

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Four hundred years ago, the pioneer men and women who first came to New Mexico were forced to make their life compatible with the earth and with their isolation. The beauty that surrounded them did not sustain them, but out of reverence for the land, there appeared the chosen ones--the curanderos who understood the medicinal uses of herbs; the veijitos, the old men who made folklore, history and tradition and recounted it to the younger generations. And from this same tradition came the Patrón, a man who had the ability to channel ambition and determination, and to make the land and its people yield to the law of common interest. He was a protector, a watcher of signs; he was a code maker, a fashioner of a way of life that is sadly missing in today’s world. He was called the Patrón by those whom he loved and who returned that love with work, faith and personal devotion. They called him the Patrón, but they might just as well have called him the Godfather.

José Ortiz y Pino has portrayed New Mexico, its characters and traditions with a sagacious wit and poignant keenness that could only have emanated from one who grew up in its midst. And he has narrated for us the story of a man whose visions had no limits, a man whose dedication to his goal was matched only by his sense of justice and compassion for all men--Don José Ortiz, The Last Patrón.

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DONE IN THE SUN
Solar Projects For Children
By Anne Hillerman

A children’s guide to solar energy including 11 easy projects.

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In easy-to-read style, simple experiments with common household objects teach young readers first-hand about solar power. The book makes learning fun and appeals to children who want to try things out for themselves. Step-by-step directions are given for each experiment along with a complete list of the items needed. In each project, the sun is the hero and (in story form) the book uses three children as characters to ask questions and the perform the experiments which are “done in the sun.” Parents and teachers will welcome this book as an aid to explaining how the sun works for all of us. Fully illustrated, black and white line drawings, bibliography.

Anne Hillerman is a professional journalist and writer and is the author of many books including Children’s Guide to Santa Fe, also from Sunstone Press. She is the daughter of Southwest mystery writer Tony Hillerman and lives in Santa Fe with her photographer husband.

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DREAMS AND PROMISES
The Story of the Armand Hammer United World College
By Theodore D. Lockwood

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The founding of an international school in the hills of northern New Mexico was not only a unique education venture, it was also the story of unusual individuals involved in an enterprise that is undoubtedly the finest memorial to the controversial businessman and philanthropist, Armand Hammer. As one of the United World Colleges under the presidency of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, the institution opened with a flourish in September 1982, struggled with disappointments and financial uncertainty, but persevered to become an outstanding academic program for young people, ages 16 to 19, from over 70 countries around the world. This book focuses on the personalities involved, the international perspective, and the unpredictable participation of Hammer and his associates. It provides glimpses of all these people. It also offers an inspiration to a public hoping for better educational opportunities. Dedicated to enhancing the possibilities for peace and to training young people in community service, the college is a fascinating alternative at a time when improving the human condition is the highest priority.

Theodore D. Lockwood has been in education all his life from the time he completed his doctorate in history at Princeton University. He taught for many years and then became dean of faculty at Concord College, provost at Union College, president of Trinity College (Hartford), and then, after a premature retirement, the founding president of this United World College in Montezuma, New Mexico, USA.

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DUST DEVILS
Journeys in the Vanishing American West
By Dayton Lummis

“The prose of Dayton Lummis crackles with the dry, wry humor of a seasoned desert philosopher and poet. Lummis is an American original. He belongs to the landscape, much like the tumbleweed and the disappearing Saguaro cactus.” --Kevin Starr, former California State Librarian

“For those of us drawn to the empty spaces on the maps, who head for the unnamed roads that lead away from it all, Dayton Lummis is an able and amiable guide. If his book seems to be more meander than journey, don’t be fooled. He relies on a nomad’s compass in the tradition of Everett Ruess and Edward Abbey. Lummis marks a trail well worth following, as he explores the territory where spirits soar.” --Frank Clifford, Environment Editor, Los Angeles Times

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Dayton Lummis has lived a unique American life--as museum director in a mountain ghost town 9,500 feet high, as caretaker of an abandoned ranch surrounded by endless desert, as an inveterate wanderer pulled through vast empty landscapes that most Americans have never heard of, and will never see. And always--always--on his journeys, he takes back roads. The characters Lummis has met and interacted with along the way form a vivid rogues’ gallery of oddballs, misfits and losers, and he knows how to tell their stories. As a highly opinionated (his friends say grumpy) observer himself, Lummis gives trenchant insight into a region and a way of life that helped shape America, but now seems to be vanishing forever.

Born in New York City, raised on Philadelphia’s Main Line and educated in the Ivy League, Dayton Lummis was nevertheless drawn inexorably into the most remote regions of the American West, where he has lived and worked. It all started when his parents divorced, and his eccentric father left the East Coast for a primitive little ranch in a then-isolated section of the Malibu Mountains, half a century before the Hollywood stars got there. On his first trip out West as a teen-ager, Dayton Lummis came to love America’s most desolate regions. Fifty years later, his ardor still burns hot. He divides his time between Santa Fe and Pennsylvania, but his wanderlust is insatiable, and he is always ready to hit the road again.

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DYNAMITE AND SIX-SHOOTER
The story of Outlaw Thomas E. “Black Jack” Ketchum
By Jeff Burton

The story of Tom “Black Jack” Ketchum, an outlaw of the Old West. Facsimile of the Original 1970 Edition with a New Foreword by Marc Simmons.

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Thomas E. Ketchum, better known as “Black Jack” Ketchum, at six foot two inches tall with dark skin and black hair and described as having a “wonderful physique,” never became one of those folklore desperados whose violent and lawless ways were burnished with an illusive romance. If he is remembered at all, it is mostly for the peculiar circumstances which attended the curtailment of his earthly career. Yet, as a man who was noted in his own day, and who stood out above most others in his dubious profession, he is worthy of more than passing mention. He and his companions were among the boldest outlaws ever to ride the American Southwest, and almost the last of their line. Tom Ketchum and his small gang--one member was his brother Sam--were on the dodge in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona for less than four years and their career of banditry lasted for little more than two years.

Tom, often confused with the earlier Black Jack Christian who was the first outlaw in New Mexico to carry the handle “Black Jack,” was always the leader of their gang. In the end he paid dearly for his escapades. At his hanging in 1901 he declared, “Hurry up boys, I’m due in Hell for dinner.”

Jeff Burton was born in Nottinghamshire, England, in 1936. His interest in history, folklore, and myth began at an early age. His special field has been the study of law enforcement and outlawry in the American West.

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EARTH HORIZON
Facsimile of Original 1932 Edition
By Mary Austin

The autobiography of the well-known Southwestern U.S. writer.

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Mary Austin published her autobiography in 1932 near the end of her long and creative career. Earth Horizon is both an account of her personal life and of her development as a writer. As always true to her special individualism, she wrote this book sometimes in the first person voice and sometimes in the third person. Using this literary device enabled her to speak frankly about her life while also commenting on the events and decisions that formed and influenced her life and writing. Earth Horizon is not only unique in its approach but brings a special psychological interest to the subject of autobiography.

Mary Austin (nee Hunter) was born in Carlinville, Illinois in 1868 and died in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1934. After graduation from Blackburn College, she moved with her family to California. She later spent time in New York and eventually settled in Santa Fe. A prolific writer, she wrote novels, short stories, essays, plays and poetry. Austin became an early advocate for environmental issues as well as the rights of women and other minority groups. She was particularly interested in the preservation of American Indian culture.

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EDWARD O'BRIEN, MURAL ARTIST, 1910–1975
By Peter E. Lopez

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The early Twentieth Century brought into America many second generations of artists, writers, inventors and seekers of wealth who were born of immigrants from Europe. One of the great mural painters was born in 1910 to first generation Irish parents in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His name was Edward O’Brien. Little is known about where we can see his earlier work. What we do know is that he left behind six mural masterpieces that were created between 1960 and 1975. Four murals were painted in New Mexico, one in Benet Lake, Wisconsin, at the St. Benedict’s Abbey and another at the Catholic Parish of St. Pius V in Chicago, Illinois.

What is so special about these murals is that they were created in places of worship and in Catholic institutes of learning. For more than three to four decades after their completion, they are still venerated today. Edward O’Brien’s use of acrylic paints blended with egg tempera on dry plastered panels has been compared to those of Renaissance masters. With his minute attention to detail and patient layering of paint, the luminosity of the murals appears as if it was just completed recently.

Edward O’Brien’s work reflects his study of the Old Masters and their technique of capturing light and expression. His murals depict the artist’s fascination with history and religion expressed through an eclectic mixture of landscapes, portraits and architecture. The murals reflect an influence of the great mural Mexican artists of the 1920s.

Peter Lopez is a master santero artist who was born in the rural town of Las Vegas, New Mexico, in 1940. Today, he resides in Montezuma, New Mexico. He has a bachelor’s degree in art education from the University of New Mexico. He spent four years in the Marine Corps and worked a number of years for the New Mexico State Department of Labor. He has two daughters, five grandsons and one great-grandson. He has been an active artist with the Spanish Colonial Arts Society for the last twenty-two years. Peter first viewed the mural, “Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Love for the Indian Race,” a spectacular work of Edward O’Brien’s, at the St. Catherine’s Indian School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since then, Peter has channeled his inspiration from Edward O’Brien’s art and created a collector’s edition of Edward O’Brien’s mural art work.

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ERNIE PYLE IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST
A Biography of the Famous World War II Correspondent
By Richard Melzer

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Richard Melzer does for Ernie Pyle what Ernie Pyle did for thousands of average G.I.s overseas: he describes Pyle's joys and struggles from Ernie's perspective, in candid, straightforward terms. The result is a focused biography, rich in detail and broad in appeal, just as Ernie would have liked it.

BOOK NEWS reported: "A well-written and researched slice of the famous war correspondent's peripatetic life."

Dr. Melzer is also the author of two other Sunstone Press books: BREAKDOWN, HOW THE SECRET OF THE ATOMIC BOMB WAS STOLEN DURING WORLD WAR II and WHEN WE WERE YOUNG IN THE WEST, TRUE HISTORIES OF CHILDHOOD.

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ETERNITY AT THE END OF A ROPE
Executions, Lynchings and Vigilante Justice in Texas, 1819–1923
By Clifford R. Caldwell and Ron DeLord

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Since 1819 over 3,000 souls found their personal “eternity at the end of a rope” in Texas. Some earned their way. Others were the victim of mistaken identity, or an act of vigilante justice. Deserved or not, when the hangman’s knot is pulled up tight and the black cap snugged down over your head it is too late to plead your case.

This remarkable story begins in 1819 with the first legal hanging in Texas. By 1835 accounts of lynching dotted the records. Although by 1923 legal execution by hanging was discontinued in favor of the electric chair, vigilante justice remained a favorite pastime for some. The accounts of violence are numbing. The cultural and racial implications are profound, and offer a far more accurate, unbiased insight into the tally of African-American and Hispanic victims of mob violence in the Lone Star State than has ever been presented. Many of these deeds were nothing short of morbid theater, worthy of another era.

This book is backed up by years of research and thousands of primary source documents. Includes Index and Bibliography.

Clifford R. Caldwell is recognized as an accomplished historian, author and researcher on the American West. He is an expert in period firearms, and has conducted extensive research on the Texas cattle trails, trail drivers and cattle kings. Cliff is the author of a dozen non-fiction history books, and volunteers some of his time doing research for the Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Texas.

Ron DeLord served as a patrol officer and detective from 1969 to 1977. In 1977, he was one of the founders of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) and was elected its first president. After thirty years as president, he is currently serving as special counsel. Ron is a licensed Texas attorney and is a nationally recognized police labor official, lecturer, and seminar leader. He is the author of numerous works on labor law as well as Texas history.


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THE FABULOUS FRONTIER, 1846-1912
Facsimile of the Original 1962 Edition
By William A. Keleher

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Recapturing the atmosphere of Territorial days, this 1962 extensively annotated edition of a Southwestern classic focuses on southeastern New Mexico, where "murder was a common offense" and stagecoach robberies were "nothing to get excited about." The delineation of this last, lively frontier begins in 1846 and ends in 1912 with New Mexico statehood.

Here are the deeds, lives and legends of the colorful men who figure in New Mexico history. The lucky ones: John J. Baxter who struck it rich at White Oaks, Tom Wilson and Uncle Jack Winters of the Homestake claim, Jack Martin who brought water to the Jornada del Muerto and started the desperate struggle among stockmen culminating in the Lincoln County War, and the cattle king John S. Chisum. The land grabbers: Charles B. Eddy, accused of acquiring a county through coercion; the Denman gang dedicated to frightening settlers from their hereditary holdings; and Tom Catron, political boss and land-office man who owned more than a county. Writing men: Washington Matthews, Territorial army surgeon who told about the Navajo; Hubert Bancroft, prolific historian; Adolph Bandelier, pioneer anthropologist; Charles Lummis, the journalist who publicized life in the Territory through travel books; and Lew Wallace, Territorial governor who wrote "Ben Hur." The frontier newsmen: "Ash" Upson, chronicler of Billy the Kid; Major Bill Caffrey of White Oaks' "Lincoln County Leader"; Emerson Hough who mined his Western experiences for many a yarn; and Eugene Manlove Rhodes, beloved cowboy of the big circulation magazines.

New appraisal is given Albert B. Fall, who with Doheny, another old timer, figured in the Teapot Dome affair. Not neglected are such celebrated frontiersmen as Patrick Garrett, nemesis of Billy the Kid, and Albert J. Fountain, who, with his little son, a buckboard and high-stepping team, disappeared from the face of the earth. All these and many more live again in accurate eye-witness accounts that make this a prime source book on the old West.

William A. Keleher (1886-1972) observed first hand the changing circumstances of people and places of New Mexico. Born in Lawrence, Kansas, he arrived in Albuquerque two years later, with his parents and two older brothers. The older brothers died of diphtheria within a few weeks of their arrival. As an adult, Keleher worked for more than four years as a Morse operator, and later as a reporter on New Mexico newspapers. Bidding a reluctant farewell to newspaper work, Keleher studied law at Washington & Lee University and started practicing law in 1915. He was recognized as a successful attorney, being honored by the New Mexico State Bar as one of the outstanding Attorneys of the Twentieth Century. One quickly observes from his writings, and writings about him, that he lived a fruitful and exemplary life. He is also the author of "Turmoil in New Mexico," "Violence in Lincoln County," "Maxwell Land Grant," and "Memoirs," all from Sunstone Press.

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FIRE MOUNTAIN
The National Parks: A Nation's Heritage in Jeopardy
By William K. Medlin

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What kind of relationship between the human being and nature will best serve the interests of both? Using the Lassen Volcanic National Park in California as an example, the author explores these complex issues from early times, and gives an absorbing, controversial and ultimately tragic story.

William K. Medlin was raised in Northern California and spent most summers in the Lassen Volcanic National Park region which gave him a knowledge and appreciation for its natural endowments. After a degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, he continued his studies in Europe. Following service with the federal government he taught at the University of Michigan, specializing in planning education for community development and cross-cultural studies. He did similar work for the United Nations for several years. With the increase of concern for environmental policy, he renewed interest in the Lassen area and did volunteer work there upon retirement. He “rediscovered” its wilderness and, for the first time, learned of the tragic fate of its original dwellers.

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FOOTLIGHTS IN THE FOOTHILLS
Amateur Theatre of Las Vegas and Fort Union, New Mexico, 1871–1899
By Edwina Portelle Romero

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Cloggers and sopranos, contortionists, Indian Club Swingers, ticket-of-leave men and ladies of the night, shepherds, saints, and devils—these are a few of the characters portrayed in the early amateur theatrical productions of Las Vegas, New Mexico, and nearby Fort Union. Between 1871 and 1899, this area hosted no fewer than eleven amateur acting troupes, an opera company, and an oratorio society. These home grown thespians performed both secular and non-secular plays in Spanish and English as well as musicals, variety acts, passion plays, and light operas. They played in courthouses, private salas, grand opera houses, and performance halls that were occasionally stocked with hay and grain. The amateur troupers strutted their stuff before farmers, outlaws, hooligans, soldiers, and the local aristocracy.

Between 1883 and 1886, the enlisted men of Fort Union formed several amateur companies and performed at the garrison. One group took its show on the road and played to Las Vegas audiences. During this brief period, fierce loyalties arose and a vicious rivalry played out in the pages of the Las Vegas newspapers. Entertainment of all sorts was an integral part of the booming western frontier. Although professional traveling troupes came by wagon and train, the homegrown companies—made up of butchers, seamstresses, homemakers, business leaders, and politicians—always drew large audiences. Footlights in the Foothills provides an overview of these amateur theatrical companies—the players, the plays, and the venues—in addition to stories of the social ties formed by the people who offered their talents and bared their egos to the audiences of "one of the hottest towns in the country."

Edwina Portelle Romero first researched the amateur acting companies of Las Vegas in 1982 when writing publicity for The Las Vegas Players, a community theatre group. Since then, she earned a Master's Degree from New Mexico Highlands University and a Doctorate from The University of New Mexico. She has published personal and scholarly essays, short fiction, and historical articles. Once an amateur performer, Romero experienced, first hand, the camaraderie and support such groups offer their members.

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FORT SELDEN, 1865-1891
The Birth, Life, and Death of a Frontier Fort in New Mexico
By Allan J. Holmes

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Fort Selden was a small frontier fort built in 1865 with the mission of protecting the citizens of the Mesilla Valley in southern New Mexico. This book tells the story of Fort Selden’s beginning, its years of service, and its eventual abandonment. Throughout Fort Selden’s history, its troopers conducted patrols, provided escort for wagon trains, and chased horse thieves, bandits, and Apaches through spring dust storms, drenching rains, winter cold, and other hardships to accomplish their mission. The story of the fort is told through the military reports and messages of the commanders and personal letters of the soldiers.

Allan J. Holmes, a native New Mexican, is a retired infantryman who served 29 years in the United States Army in places such as Korea, Vietnam, Liberia (West Africa), Germany, Panama, and across the United States. It was this experience that piqued his interest in military history. After retiring from the service he taught United States Military History for thirteen years at Gadsden High School in southern New Mexico.

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FOUR WINDS
Poems From Indian Rituals
By Gene Meany Hodge

"Out of her long experience with Indian culture, Gene Meany Hodge has chosen a score of prayer-poems from Southwest tribal literature. The translations are by various hands; the Indian motif illustrations by Mrs. Hodge beautifully complement the text." --BOOKS OF THE SOUTHWEST

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Four Winds upon its initial publication. Sunstone Press is now pleased to offer this prized work in its new format with the hope that it will soon reach many more readers who are interested in this fascinating and haunting subject.

The author says: “I am grateful to all the students of Indian ceremonial life who have made it possible for us to know the beautiful philosophy and religion of the Indians. The material for this book is gathered from their early works. Many of these prayer-poems are free translations from long nine-day ceremonies, some for rain and abundant harvest, some for healing, some for blessing, and some for thanksgiving.”

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FROM DROUGHT TO DROUGHT
Hunting and Gathering Sites of the Galina Indians
By Florence Hawley Ellis, PhD

Photographs, Drawings, Diagrams, Bibliography, and Index

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How did ancient Pueblo Indian farmers survive in the American Southwest when drought all but prevented agriculture? In 1971, archaeological research began on one of these commonly hypothesized but least actually known survival strategies. The area: Northern New Mexico; the people: one of the least studied, those of the Gallina culture; the time: the 1200s when extended drought drove people south out of Mesa Verde, Chaco and the Four Corners area (southwestern corner of Colorado, southeastern corner of Utah, northeastern corner of Arizona, and northwestern corner of New Mexico) in general toward areas of rivers or mountains in the hope of more rain.

The Gallina people established some of the highest camps known in the American Southwest where they spent the summer hunting, gathering, and possibly growing some corn or beans, returning home in the fall hopefully heavily laden with dry “jerky” meat, dried berries and medicinal plants. In the spring they would come back bearing camping equipment including pottery for cooking, eating and carrying water. They carefully hid these items probably intending to reuse them next year. But finally they ceased to return.

The pottery and camp sites waited quietly, unfound for centuries to be discovered and excavated by Dr. Ellis’s first excavation crew.

Florence Hawley Ellis, PhD, was one of the pioneer anthropologists of the American Southwest where she taught and published on her extensive excavations and related research in ethnology and such associated fields as tree-ring dating and pottery analysis. Her excavations include areas in Chaco Canyon, along the Chama, Rio Grande and Jemez river valleys and elsewhere in the Southwest. She published over 200 articles and monographs. She was trained at the University of Arizona and University of Chicago, and is also the author of San Gabriel del Yungue from Sunstone Press.

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FROM THE PASS TO THE PUEBLOS
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail
By George D. Torok, PhD

A History and Guide to Sites along El Camino Real National Historic Trail.

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El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the Royal Road of the Interior, was a 1,600-mile braid of trails that led from Mexico City, in the center of New Spain, to the provincial capital of New Mexico on the edge of the empire’s northern frontier. The Royal Road served as a lifeline for the colonial system from its founding in 1598 until the last days of Spanish rule in the 1810s. Throughout the Mexican and American Territorial periods, the Camino Real expanded, becoming part of a larger continental and international transportation system and, until the trail was replaced by railroads in the late nineteenth century, functioned as the main pathway for conquest, migration, settlement, commerce, and culture in today’s American Southwest. More than 400 miles of the original trail lie within the United States today, and stretch from present-day San Elizario, Texas to Santa Fe, New Mexico. This segment comprises El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail. It was added to the United States National Trail System in 2000 and is still in use today.

This book guides the reader along the trail with histories and overviews of places in New Mexico, West Texas and the Ciudad Juárez area. It includes a broad overview of the trail’s history from 1598 until the arrival of the railroads in the 1880s, and describes the communities, landscape, archaeology, architecture, and public interpretation of this historic transportation corridor.

George D. Torok completed a PhD in history at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1991, and is a history professor at El Paso Community College. Since 1999, he has worked with the United States National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and countless regional agencies and associations to organize events, develop interpretive sites, and promote a greater public awareness of El Camino Real. In 2003, he served as the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Association’s first president. He has written numerous articles and a guidebook to historic Appalachian mining towns.


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FRONTIER STORIES
A New Mexico Federal Writers' Project Book
By Ann Lacy and Anne Valley-Fox, compilers and editors

Frontier stories of the Old West from writers in the Federal Writers’ Project in New Mexico between 1936 and 1940.

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Between 1850 and 1912, the year New Mexico was granted statehood, the Territory of New Mexico was a wild and dangerous place. Homesteaders, cowboys, ranchers, sheepherders, buffalo hunters, prospectors, treasure hunters and railroad men pushing the borders of the western frontier met with resistance from man and animal alike. Native Americans, who had lived on the land defending their boundaries and way of life for centuries, reacted to the wave of outsiders in various ways. The agrarian Pueblo peoples along the Rio Grande largely kept to themselves. Apache, Navajo and Ute tribes sometimes attempted to co-exist with the newcomers but most often they fought against encroachment. Anglo and Mexican outlaws ran roughshod across the frontier and there was no shortage of bears, wolves, mountain lions, blizzards and bad water to unsettle the newcomers. This collection of frontier stories vividly illustrates the range of struggles, triumphs and catastrophes faced by settlers who hoped to tame the land and inhabitants of Territorial New Mexico.

Between 1936 and 1940, field workers in the Federal Writers’ Project (a branch of the government-funded Works Progress Administration, or WPA, later called Work Projects Administration) recorded authentic accounts of life in the early days of New Mexico. These original documents, published here as a story collection for the first time, reflect the conditions of the New Mexico Territory as played out in dynamic clashes between individuals and groups competing for control of the land and resources.

Frontier Stories, the second in the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book Series, features informative background and historic photographs. Forthcoming books in the series include collections on mining and buried treasure, Hispano folk life, and cattle trails and ranching.

Ann Lacy, co-editor of the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series, has lived in New Mexico since 1979. She has been an Artist-in-Residence in the New Mexico Artists-in-the-Schools Program and a studio artist exhibiting her work in museums and galleries. She has worked as a researcher and writer for Project Crossroads, specializing in New Mexico history and culture, since 1987. She received a City of Santa Fe 2000 Heritage Preservation Award.

Anne Valley-Fox, co-editor of the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series, is a poet and writer who has worked for two decades as a writer/researcher for Project Crossroads. Her publications include Your Mythic Journey: Finding Meaning in Your Life through Writing and Storytelling, Sending the Body Out, Fish Drum 15 and Point of No Return. How Shadows Are Bundled is her latest collection of poems.

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FURNITURE OF SPANISH NEW MEXICO
A Definitive Study of this Colonial Artform
By Alan C. Vedder

Illustrated, photographs, glossary

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Traditional Spanish New Mexican furniture can best be characterized as simple, having straight lines and good, honest proportions, all of which give these pieces a particular type of dignity. As is true of other handmade objects in a given society, furniture made in New Mexico mirrored the lives of New Mexicans in the 18th and 19th centuries—isolation and a rugged existence. The earliest furniture was made for churches and a few rich families. Even well into the 19th century, the average home was devoid of pieces considered common today: chairs, tables and beds. The author regards the traditional period in Spanish New Mexican furniture to begin about 1776 and extend until almost 1900. The pieces in this book illustrate the important contributions made by the Spanish in the 18th and 19th centuries to this form of the decorative arts.

Alan C. Vedder, because of his interest in architectural and artistic fields and despite only general formal education in those areas, had a fascination for New Mexican culture. These interests were expanded and intensified when he began working with E. Boyd in the newly-established Spanish Colonial Department of the Museum of New Mexico. He worked closely with her for almost twenty years and together they explored, empirically, the Spanish cultural background of New Mexico. Mr. Vedder specialized in conservation of New Mexican Spanish Colonial objects, having conserved a famous bulto at El Santuario de Chimayo and the altar screens at Rosario Chapel in Santa Fe and at Santa Cruz Church in Española. He acted as a consultant to various museums including the American Museum in Britain at Bath, England, for which he collected, designed and installed their permanent exhibit of New Mexican rooms. Dedicated to all aspects of New Mexico’s Spanish Colonial culture, Mr. Vedder’s primary goal was to further the appreciation of traditional New Mexican furniture.

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GENE KLOSS ETCHINGS
Anniversary Edition
By Phillips Kloss

The Only Collection Personally Authorized by Gene Kloss as Representative of Her Work.

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Today the name Gene Kloss, NA, is synonymous with copperplate etchings and when this book was first published by Sunstone Press in the early 1980s it quickly became a collector’s item. Her limited edition prints are now becoming priceless on the art market. This book, the sole complete source of information that was selected and personally approved by this outstanding artist, contains black and white reproductions with text by noted author Phillips Kloss.

When Gene and her poet-husband Phillips Kloss first arrived in Taos, New Mexico, her first etching press, a sixty-pound machine, was installed at their camp in Taos Canyon by cementing it to a large rock. That press was eventually replaced by a 1,084 pound Sturges etching press purchased from a defunct greeting card company. With the years and the continual dedication came honors, national and international. The Smithsonian, the National Gallery, The Corcoran Gallery of Fine Art, the Library of Congress and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as many others house the works of Gene Kloss in their permanent collections.

From her spare life on the eastern edge of Taos with neither water nor electricity, but plenty of firewood, kerosene and inspiration, Gene Kloss informed the art world of the special beauty inherent in southwestern images: the churches, the Indian faces, the mountains and valleys, the dances and intricate rhythms of life in a part of the United States that remains essentially unchanged to this day.

ART NEWS called Gene Kloss “…one of our most sensitive and sympathetic interpreters of the American Southwest.”

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GEORGIA O'KEEFFE, A PRIVATE FRIENDSHIP, PART I
Walking the Sun Prairie Land
By Nancy Hopkins Reily

"Thoroughly researched and referenced, the book includes anecdotes and excerpts from letters as well as black & white photos of the artist and colleagues, and line-drawn maps." BOOK NEWS

Not "...some stuffy academic tome that seeks to uncover secrets about the artist, it's a loving book written by O'Keeffe's friend, Nancy Reily" SANTA FE REPORTER

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The time is 1887. From any window in Georgia O’Keeffe’s Sun Prairie, Wisconsin birthplace home she only saw the Wisconsin prairie with its traces of roads veering around the flat marshlands and a vast sky that lifted her soul. At twelve years of age Georgia had a defining moment when she declared, “I want to be an artist.” Years later from her east-facing window in Canyon, Texas she observed the Texas Panhandle sky with its focus points on the plains and a great canyon of earth history colors streaking across the flat land.

Georgia’s love of the vast, colorful prairie, plains and sky again gave definition to her life when she discovered Ghost Ranch north of Abiquiu, New Mexico. She fell prey to its charms which were not long removed from the echoes of the “Wild West.”

These views of prairie, plains and sky became Georgia’s muses as she embarked on her step-by-step path with her role models--Alon Bement, Arthur Jerome Dow and Wassily Kandinsky.

In this two-part biography of which this is Part 1 coverying the period 1887-1945, Nancy Hopkins Reily “walks the Sun Prairie Land,” as if in Georgia’s day as a prologue to her family’s friendship with Georgia in the 1940s and 1950s. Reily chronicles Georgia’s defining days within the arenas of landscape, culture, people and the history surrounding each, a discourse level that Georgia would easily recognize.

NANCY HOPKINS REILY was a classic outdoor color portraitist for more than twenty years and has taught portrait workshops at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas where she had a one-woman show of her portraits. Her advance studies included an invitational workshop with Ansel Adams. Reily graduated from Southern Methodist University and lives in Lufkin, Texas. She is also the author of “Classic Outdoor Color Portraits” and “Joseph Imhof, Artist of the Pueblos,” both from Sunstone Press.

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GEORGIA O'KEEFFE, A PRIVATE FRIENDSHIP, PART II
Walking the Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch Land
By Nancy Hopkins Reily

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The time is 1946. From Georgia O’Keeffe’s old hacienda sitting on a bluff in Abiquiu, New Mexico, she could see my aunt and uncle, Helen and Winfield Morten’s property across the Chama River. Georgia had begun the restoration of her property. The Mortens, in the final stages of purchasing land along the Chama River, had recently completed their restoration of another old hacienda they called Rancho de Abiquiu.

As one of few Anglos in the Chama River valley, Georgia ventured over to Rancho de Abiquiu to introduce herself and a private friendship resulted with the Mortens and their family. In this close family circle, Georgia revealed herself and proved that beneath her bare face there was more to her than just an artist of legendary proportions.

Nancy Hopkins Reily spent many of her childhood days walking the Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch land. She explored the canyons, the White Place, Echo Amphitheater, the mountains, and the Chama River by walking the trails worn by earlier moccasined feet. In a seamless, clear, and straightforward narrative of excerpts from their lives, Reily presents Georgia in a time-window of her age. The book features Reily’s youthful experiences, letters from Georgia, glimpses of the family’s memorabilia and photographic snapshots—all gracefully woven into the forces of the contemporaneous scene that shaped their friendship. In addition, there are insights into the land’s beauty, times, culture, history and the people who surrounded Georgia, as well as many minute details that should be remembered and which are often overlooked by others when they speak of Georgia O’Keeffe.

Nancy Hopkins Reily was born in Dallas, Texas, and attended Gulf Park College in Gulfport, Mississippi, for one year. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.B.A. in Retail Merchandising. Since childhood she has divided her time between Texas, Colorado and New Mexico. At a young age, the colorful New Mexico landscape captured her heart and gave her a sense of place. She continues to enjoy its beauty. Reily makes her home in Lufkin, Texas.

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GOD'S WARRIOR
Father Albert Braun, OFM, 1889-1983
By Dorothy Cave

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Fellow priests called his ministry “just short of a miracle.” A superior castigated him as “an adventurer,” Apaches and migrant Mexicans claimed him “one of us.” To his fellow soldiers he was “a man’s man.” Of himself he chuckled, “I’ve been in mischief all my life.”

He was Father Albert Braun, OFM, in turn mule-headed, explosive, or penitent. Vigorously outspoken, he once charged a group of august bishops to “get off your butts and out among the people.” His sense of duty was profound, his humor crusty. He arrived in New Mexico as missionary to the Mescalero Apaches just after Pancho Villa’s raid, was a highly decorated chaplain in both World Wars, and after World War II he participated in the top-secret birth of the first hydrogen bomb on a south Pacific atoll.

Drawing on archival and military records, letters, memoirs, and interviews, Dorothy Cave chronicles the amazing life of this last of the frontier priests from his birth in the lusty, brawling California of 1889, to his death and burial in 1983 in the church he built for his beloved Mescaleros. This book is at once a biography and a kaleidoscopic history of the tumultuous times in which he lived. From it there emerges the inspiring saga of a man who changed thousands of lives with faith, humor, dedication, and a generous dash of pure hard-headed cussedness.

Dorothy Cave spent much of her childhood exploring with her geologist father the isolated villages and mountains of northern New Mexico, a practice she continues today. Although her formal education was at Agnes Scott College and the Universities of Colorado and Wyoming, she feels her true education has come from these remote but rapidly vanishing hamlets and pueblos and from the soil-rooted wisdom of those who live in them. Cave has traveled widely, danced with the Atlanta Ballet, acted, and taught. She is the author of two histories: Beyond Courage, which won the New Mexico Presswomen's Zia Award, and Four Trails to Valor, both from Sunstone Press. Her two novels, Mountains of the Blue Stone and Song on a Blue Guitar were also published by Sunstone Press. Cave served as historical consultant for two documentary films: Colors of Courage, produced by Scott Henry and E. Anthony Martinez for the University of New Mexico’s Center for Regional Studies; and for Aaron Wilson’s award-winning A New Mexico Story, based largely on her Beyond Courage. She appears in both films as narrator/commentator. Beyond Courage also inspired composer Steven Melillo’s musical opus of the same title, acclaimed on two continents.

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THE GODDESS OF WAR
A True Story of Passion, Betrayal and Murder in the Old West
By Dennis McCown

Four biographies in one: John Wesley Hardin, Helen Beulah Mrose, Martin Mrose, and Laura Jennings—all figures in the American Wild West.

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John Wesley Hardin is the most famous gunfighter of the American Wild West. The subject of conversations from the Mexican border to the rowdy saloons of Kansas, he was the greatest celebrity of the age. He wrote an autobiography, but he only told what he wanted known, and few have researched beyond that. Today, Hardin is an enigma. Part of the mystery is his disastrous relationship with Helen Beulah Mrose, yet she has not been researched at all.

Until now.

Helen Beulah’s story is the final piece of the vast jigsaw of Hardin’s life and legend. Author Dennis McCown has delved into the mystery of Helen Beulah. Researching from Florida to California and north to faraway Alaska, McCown has uncovered one of the great tragedies of the Wild West. He developed this into the story of those around John Wesley Hardin.

In the end, this is a woman’s story, not a gunfighter’s, and it’s also four biographies. Hardin’s story is told, but so is Helen Mrose’s. Martin Mrose and Laura Jennings are little known today, but their lives are integral to the mystery. Written for a general audience, the story includes footnotes for those interested in knowing more, footnotes historian Leon Metz called “the best I’ve ever seen.”

Dennis McCown was born and raised in Wyoming and is proud of his “cowboy” heritage. Though he has traveled widely, he always comes back to his roots. After hearing references to Helen Beulah Mrose, McCown spent sixteen years researching her story. A member of the Wild West History Association (WWHA), McCown is a former member of the National Outlaw-Lawman Association (NOLA) and the Western Outlaw-Lawman Association (WOLA), which merged to form the WWHA. McCown is also a member of SASS, the Single-Action Shooting Society. Today McCown is a college instructor in Texas.

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THE GRANT THAT MAXWELL BOUGHT
Facsimile of Number 225 of the Original 1952 Edition
By F. Stanley

The History of the Maxwell Land Grant in New Mexico and Colorado. Includes bibliography.

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The Maxwell Land Grant was an immense parcel of land in New Mexico and Colorado with a history that began when the area was a colony of Spain and ended only in the twentieth century. In this volume, published originally in an edition of 250 numbered and signed copies, F. Stanly (pseudo. Father Stanley Francis Louis Crocchiola) takes on the task of telling the complex story.

In his foreword, Stanley says: “Look in vain for another section of land in the nation that produced so much comment from the press or absorbed the attention of the entire world. Because of this bit of land a Supreme Court Justice almost lost his life; a president of the United States wanted to horse-whip a man; a minister was looked upon as a killer; a cattle man became a killer; vigilantes rode into the night burning and killing; and the Anti-Grant War was waged in two states taking more lives than the Lincoln County War that brought Billy the Kid his fame.”

Stanley has been faulted for his scholarship and for stylistic flaws that are probably reflections of the speed it took him to publish the amazing number of books and pamphlets he produced. His narrative is chatty and anecdotal, with few of the accoutrements of establishment history. Still, he has mined newspapers, trial transcripts, and a variety of documents to produce a broad account of the area. He includes chapters on ghost towns as well as “living” towns, the railroads, Indians on the grant, and a full chapter on Clay Allison, whom Stanly regarded as a more interesting character than Billy the Kid. The original edition is probably the scarcest of Stanley’s books.

“An easterner by birth but a southwesterner at heart, Father Stanley Francis Louis Crocchiola had as many vocation as names,” says his biographer, Mary Jo Walker. “As a young man, he entered the Catholic priesthood and for nearly half a century served his church with great zeal in various capacities, attempting to balance the callings of teacher, pastor, historian and writer.” With limited money or free time, he also managed to write and publish one hundred and seventy-seven books and booklets pertaining to his adopted region under his nom de plume, F. Stanley, The initial in that name does not stand for Father, as many have assumed, but for Francis, which Louis Crocchiola took, with the name Stanley, at the time of his ordination as Franciscan friar in 1938. All of F. Stanley’s titles have now reached the status of expensive collector’s items.

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THE GREAT AMERICAN TURQUOISE RUSH: 1890–1910
By Philip Chambless and Mike Ryan

The story of the largest organized effort to mine turquoise in U.S. history.

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The Great American Turquoise Rush was the period of the largest concerted effort to mine, process and market turquoise in the history of the United States. It started when traditional markets for the clear sky blue Persian turquoise closed and the east coast jewelers, who controlled the jewelry trade in the United States, were forced from necessity to reappraise the quality of turquoise from the southwest. The efforts to control this new market were begun in New Mexico but would expand into other states. This is the true story of that time, largely forgotten or remembered only from oral tradition.

Philip Chambless has lived in the mountains outside Grants, New Mexico since the 1970s and is a full time turquoise prospector, lapidary and jewelry designer. He has researched this period of the history of turquoise for more than twenty years.

Mike Ryan retired from a thirty-year career as a financial advisor, author and teacher in 2011 and reawakened a passion for turquoise first begun in the 1970s. He is the author of Asset Allocation and the Investment Management Process and The Colors of Money: Finding Balance, Harmony and Fulfillment with Money.

On the cover: Original equipment and turquoise from the Cerrillos Tiffany mine. Studio Seven Productions/Douglas Magnus.


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THE GREAT PECOS MISSION, 1540-2000
By Carol Paradise Decker

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The great Pecos Mission is now reduced to roofless red walls that loom over the surrounding countryside in Northern New Mexico. Each year thousands of visitors view the ruins and the earth-covered rubble of the pueblo it served. About 20 miles east of Santa Fe, the site is now protected by the National Park Service. But what was the role of the mission? What was its influence? Why does it still matter?

When Spanish explorers first visited Pecos in 1540, they described the pueblo of about 2,000 persons as the “biggest and best” of the Indian communities they had yet seen. This eastern pueblo dominated the pass through the mountains between the Great Plains and the Rio Grande valley, controlling travel and trade over a large area of what is now New Mexico.

In 1625, Franciscan missionaries completed the huge church at this site. From here they introduced Christianity and the heritage of medieval Spain, profoundly affecting the lives of the pueblo people. The church was destroyed during the Pueblo Revolt in 1680. Its foundations embrace the smaller church, finished in 1717, whose walls we see now.

This book brings you glimpses of people, events and the continuing significance of the old Pecos Mission.

Carol Paradise Decker moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico from New England in 1980. Since then she has taught Spanish, New Mexico Heritage, and Intercultural Relations to adult groups in many venues. For five years (1998–2003) she served as a volunteer at the Pecos National Historical Park. Her first book, Pecos Pueblo People Through the Ages, also from Sunstone Press, is a series of stories explaining how changing times affected the lives of the people. This new book shares some perspectives on the old mission itself.

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GROWING FOOD IN THE HIGH DESERT COUNTRY
Gardening at High Elevations
By Julie Behrend Weinberg

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Growing Food in the High Desert Country is a comprehensive gardening book with emphasis on growing vegetables. The author seeks to help the high desert dweller cope with the problems of raising plants in a dry land. From practical experience, she learned that her familiar East coast gardening techniques were not suitable to the high country so she developed the special methods given in this book. In addition to vegetables, Ms. Weinberg discusses various aspects of fruit tree culture in the high desert and drought-tolerant perennials, shrubs and trees. A special chapter on common garden pests tells how to control them without the use of commercial pesticides.

JULIE BEHREND WEINBERG studied organic horticulture and agriculture at Goddard College. She has written weekly garden columns for both the SANTA FE REPORTER and THE NEW MEXICAN.

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GROWING UP TO COWBOY
A Memoir of the American West
By Bob Knox

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Bob Knox grew up in the cowboy life style of the 1930s and 40s, spending summers with two old-time cowboy uncles in various locations around Colorado. During this time, in the settings of no vehicles, staying in some pretty crude cow camps, he learned some of life's valuable lessons. After graduating from high school in 1948, the author worked in the rugged cow country of northern New Mexico where, as a teenager, he hired out as a cowboy for some of the big ranches in the area. His story gives good insights into what it was like being a cowboy before the advent of four-wheel drive pickups and horse trailers and later when it was important to adapt to modern day technology.

Bob’s book covers a wide spectrum of cowboy life--a span of sixty-four years--and his blend of humorous and historical accounts makes for fast, enjoyable reading. From one hilarious episode to another, the reader gets the feeling of what it was like, "Growing up to Cowboy."

Bob Knox retired in 1994 and is now living in Cimarron, New Mexico where he and his wife Bettye are adjusting to living in town.

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GROWING WITH THE SEASONS
A Sharing of Insights into the Creative Aspects of Organic Gardening
By Frank and Vicky Giannangelo

GARDENING, PERSONAL GROWTH, COMMUNITY, AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING

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The basic elements of any garden are always the same: seeds, soil, sun, and water. It is in the search for that perfect combination that leads the gardener into the broader aspects of each element. The transitions made during the growing season tell many stories about not only seed, soil, sun, and water, but also about one’s self.

Each season brings its own discoveries, whether using new methods to overcome old problems, celebrating an innovative success, or dealing with the failures and setbacks that befall any gardener. Growing With The Seasons gives many tools and plans for the garden, but lets the reader assemble them as they want and need, traveling the roads of personal discovery, reaching a fruition that is productive, satisfying, and universal.

This book is also the evolving story of the authors’ endeavors to provide ideas, concepts, and encouragements for the practical application of a personal and joined effort of beneficial direction to make the world a better place bringing about a planned harmony within ourselves and the people around us.

Those who have attended the Giannangelos' workshops, bought produce at the Ramah Farmers Market in New Mexico, and met with the authors at community gatherings inspired Growing With The Seasons.

Frank and Vicky Giannangelo both lived in Denver, Colorado, when they were children. Vicky’s family moved to Washington State where she went to high school and graduated from the University of Washington with a double major degree in philosophy and economics. Frank’s family moved to Prescott, Arizona where he went to high school, and upon returning from Viet Nam, graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in literature. They met on San Juan Island, Washington, and were married in 1986 where they first began creating organic gardens. In 1993, they moved to Sedona, Arizona and spent three years creating formal gardens for a local community. They moved to New Mexico in 1997 and began gardening and helped start the Ramah Farmer’s Market. Vicky created and is the webmaster of their website, www.avant-gardening.com. Frank teaches at a small school on the Ramah Navajo Reservation. They give spring workshops on organic gardening, basic rockwork, labyrinths, and strawbale wall construction, and established the annual Ramah Area Garden Tour.

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THE GUADALUPE HISTORIC FOUNDATION
How a Secular, Non-profit Organization Saved Santa Fe’s Most Religious Site
By Kay Lockridge

A history of the Guadalupe Historic Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico and how they restored and preserved the Santuario de Guadalupe built in the 18th century in Santa Fe.

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The story of Our Lady of Guadalupe envisioned by a peasant in 16th century Mexico has been told over and over throughout the ensuring centuries, as has that of the Santuario de Guadalupe built in 18th century Santa Fe, New Mexico, by Franciscan friars who accompanied the Spanish Colonial colonists on the Camino Real (Road of the Royals) from Mexico to Santa Fe, bringing with them their Roman Catholic faith and devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. While the Santuario was not the first shrine to Our Lady in what became the United States, it is the oldest, still-used such structure in this nation. Yet, by the middle of the 20th century, the Santuario was in such disrepair that the parish considered demolishing it and paving over the site for a parking lot. Some said only a miracle could save it. This book goes behind the scenes and tells—for the first time—how a small, dedicated group of volunteers formed a secular, non-profit foundation in 1975 and proceeded to save the Santuario for generations to come. Over the next 30 years, these people, and hundreds more, gave their time, money and efforts to accomplish this miracle.

Journalist Kay Lockridge has covered breaking news, both locally and nationally, since she was a teenager. Newspapers, magazines and The Associated Press have carried her byline for the past fifty years. What began as an independent investigative effort in 2015 developed into this book.


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HEADLESS IN TAOS
The Dark Fated Tale of Arthur Rockford Manby
By James S. Peters

Foreword by Marc Simmons.

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Following the discovery of the decapitated corpse of Arthur Rochford Manby in his nineteen-room mansion in Taos, New Mexico, there quickly arose two schools of thought as to the event. One sect accepted that he was gruesomely murdered, while the second held to the belief that he had staged his death and left behind the cadaver of a stranger. The case was a bizarre enigma wrapped in riddles, confusion, betrayal and greed. Finally for posterity, and as relief to the guilty, it was labeled an unsolved crime. Today it is referred to as the "Manby Mystery of Taos."

This book contains very little mystery. Rather, it is the tragic account of Manby and his 35-year career in manipulation, extortion, high-grading and murder. Arriving in New Mexico from England in 1883, the 24-year-old Manby began his personal odyssey for El Dorado: the dream of building a vast empire in the Southwest. He finally does so in 1913 when becoming the owner of the 61,000 acre Martinez Grant of Taos. But after three years it slips from his grasp and he is left nearly penniless.

In his last years he gradually decays mentality and emotionally. Looked upon as an eccentric, no one realizes how ill he has become. Finally having a falling out with a quartet of compatriots, in July, 1929, he is murdered and decapitated.

James S. Peters was born in Wyandotte, Michigan in 1930. In the mid-1940s his family moved to California where at sixteen he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served three years as a medic. Later he spent ten years in the navy as a photographer and in 1964 he alighted in Taos, New Mexico and developed an avid interest in Southwestern American history. After living in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, he continued researching and writing articles on the frontier West. After retiring, he pursued his interests in writing and painting. His previous book, Robert Clay Allison, was also published by Sunstone Press.

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THE HEALER
The Story of a Mystic
By Norman Cleaveland, Editor

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In most generations there appears a person, usually a man, who has authenticated powers of healing and who acts, often, as a kind of messiah. This is a person who by his or her charisma and personal magnetism attracts a large following. Charlatan, miracle worker or deluded mystic? Few contemporaries can ever decide and history itself is not sure. Such a person was Francis Schlatter who arrived in Denver in 1892. He was a German immigrant shoemaker and a devout Catholic who was on a special mission for the “Father.” The mission required him to wander about the country and even to be thrown in jail in Arkansas. In the villages of New Mexico, he was known as El Sanador, “The Healer.” This is a collection of articles about Schlatter and his own story of the wandering. He finally disappeared from a ranch in New Mexico and his body and "miraculous" copper rod were later discovered in Mexico.

NORMAN CLEAVELAND, born 1901 in California, came home to New Mexico at ten months of age. The son of Agnes Morley Cleaveland, he was educated in Silver City, New Mexico and in California. After receiving his degree at Stanford University, his professional career as a mining engineer was spent principally abroad, including twenty-two years in Southeast Asia. He is the author of two books, THE MORLEYS and BANG BANG IN AMPHANG.

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HEROES AND VILLAINS OF NEW MEXICO
A Collection of True Stories
By Bud Russo

Some of these tales are about genuine heroes. Some are about dastardly villains. Others you’ll have to decide for yourself: hero or villain? You’ll recognize these people, even if you don’t remember their names. They are Spanish colonials, Mexicans, and Anglos all the way to the present. They are even aboriginal Americans predating the arrival of Europeans. These are personal tales—gossip, you might say—and, when you finish a story, if you’re like me, you’ll be able to say, “I didn’t know that!” Now, don’t you think knowing the quirks and grit of those who peopled the pages of your history textbooks—rather than all those dates and places—is more interesting? The author always thought so. After a dozen years writing travel stories about New Mexico, he undertook writing yarns of adventure, intrigue, failure, and even death. Open the book to Elfego Baca’s story and learn why one Mexican had no fear of American cowboys. Or how Navajo Chester Nez, who was denied the right to speak his native language, used Navajo words to help win World War II. Or even how the haughty wife of a colonial governor was falsely denounced to the Inquisition as a Crypto-Jew. Fact or imagination? Sometimes it’s hard to know which it is, but these, at least, are true life episodes. Includes Readers Guide.

Bud Russo went to New Mexico in 1961 to go to college, then out into the world to make his mark as a journalist. Forty years later, he returned to find the sunshine. And found so much more. He writes for several local magazines and newspapers, traveling the state and exploring New Mexico’s people, places, history, and culture. Each story he finds makes him wonder time and again how he got born in Maryland, when his roots are so deeply embedded in the Land of Enchantment. So, for as long as he’s here, he intends to wander the backroads, peek around the next turn, look for surprises over the next hill, never knowing where or when he’ll encounter his next story.

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HIKING NORTH AMERICA'S GREAT WESTERN VOLCANOES
A Guidebook
By Tom Prisciantelli

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Here is an excellent opportunity to learn about the volcanic events and landforms of the American West while hiking ten trails through its most scenic mountains. Hikes in New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, California, Oregon and Washington reveal the fury of past events and demonstrate the power of volcanic activity today.

In hiking these trails, one can learn about the processes that form volcanoes and the contradictions scientists are still struggling to explain regarding certain volcanic upheavals. Interestingly, the energy released during the Mount St. Helens eruption can be compared to the atomic bomb that ended World War II--not just one but 20,000 of them. Yet Mount St. Helens was just a firecracker compared to others. And, Yellowstone Park sits within the remains of what was once a huge volcano. The rim surrounding the park is 50 miles across. Yellowstone is one of those contradictions, having been formed by the same process that brought the Hawaiian Islands out of the ocean. Both areas are still active and the hikes explore their disposition and prognosis.

In this book and on the trails, geology and archaeology intersect to tell a tale of landforms rising from the earth and the ancient people's struggle to persist and adapt. Geologists have died studying volcanic eruptions. Native Americans wrote gods into their history while watching fire burst from the ground. Hiking these mountains turns exercise into awe and respect for the energy still building under these massive ranges. The author explores the most interesting landforms, with some trails to summit craters and others through the innards of decapitated volcanoes still standing as high mountains.

For more than thirty years Tom Prisciantelli has driven the roads and hiked the trails of the American West. In his first book, Spirit of the American Southwest also published by Sunstone Press, he explored along hiking trails the geology of the Southwest and the arrival of the Native American's ancestors. From that exercise he was fascinated by a particular chapter in the geology lesson he learned on the road: that dealing with volcanoes. His research for this book took him along that path. The author and his wife live in a solar-powered adobe home in northern New Mexico, in full view and respect for one of the volcanoes about which this book was written.

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HISPANO HOMESTEADERS
The Last New Mexico Pioneers, 1850-1910
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After Santa Fe was founded in 1610, the Hispano people were restless to expand their colony. They slowly pushed their borders to the north, establishing little villages along the Rio Grande and dozens of its tributaries. Their progress was often interrupted, first by the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and later by fierce resistance from the native people whose territory they were invading. Nonetheless, over the centuries of Spanish and Mexican rule, their frontier plaza villages survived. During their long journey, these unique people retained a strong sense of their Spanish identity and tradition. Most remarkably, they also continued to speak a version of castellano, the sixteenth century language of Cervantes.

Historians usually say that the outer boundary of the Hispano homeland was defined by the 1860s or 1870s. But the last of the Hispano homesteaders were not finished and continued to create new settlements in the final decades of the nineteenth century and even the early years of twentieth century. This is the never before told story of a few of these New Mexico Hispanos, among the last pioneers, who made their home along a little known river in the high mountain wilderness at the northern edge of New Mexico. And it was happening at just about the time that New Mexico became a state.

Harlan Flint’s connection to things Spanish began when he started to learn the language at the Putney School in Vermont under the guidance of a Jewish woman, a native of Spain who was a refugee from General Franco’s regime. His interest in the language and Spanish culture has lasted a lifetime. Flint attended Swarthmore College and the University of New Mexico where he later earned his law degree, after three years in the army. He began his career as a lawyer in Santa Fe, specializing in New Mexico water law, and later was a corporate executive for twenty years before returning home to Santa Fe. His interest in the subject of this book began thirty five years ago when he and his family bought an old Hispano homestead in northern New Mexico.

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HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF NEW MEXICO
From the Earliest Records to the American Occupation in 1847
By L. Bradford Prince

New Foreword by Richard Melzer, PhD

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LeBaron Bradford Prince (1840-1922) was a transplanted New Yorker, a tireless judge, a controversial territorial governor, a gentleman scholar, and an early leader of the Historical Society of New Mexico. In all these roles, and others, he was a passionate advocate of New Mexico statehood.

Prince was born, raised, and educated in New York. As a young attorney, his political career in state politics had progressed well until he clashed with leaders of the state Republican Party machine. Salvaging his political fortunes in the West, Prince won appointment as the chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court in 1879. By all accounts, no territorial judge worked harder than Prince, often hearing cases from 8:00 in the morning until 11:00 at night. In what time remained in his busy days, Prince compiled a 603-page volume of territorial laws and began to write history with the clear purpose of advocating New Mexico statehood. His first work on New Mexico history, entitled Historical Sketches of New Mexico from the Earliest Records to the American Occupation, appeared in 1883.

This new edition, part of Sunstone’s award-winning Southwest Heritage Series, includes a facsimile of this original edition along with a new foreword by Richard Melzer, PhD, a biographical sketch from History of New Mexico (1891) by Helen Haines, and a tribute to the memory of L. Bradford Prince from a publication of the Historical Society of New Mexico, No. 25. Prince’s The Student’s History of New Mexico and New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood are also included in Sunstone’s Southwest Heritage Series.

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A HISTORY OF HIGHWAY 60 AND THE RAILROAD TOWNS ON THE BELEN, NEW MEXICO CUTOFF
By Dixie Boyle

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In 1903 the AT&SF Railroad began laying track on the Belen Cutoff from Belen, New Mexico to Amarillo, Texas. The railroad company encouraged settlement of New Mexico’s eastern plains by sponsoring emigrant trains, a quicker method of transport for settlers moving their belongings and livestock across the country. Towns were founded along the route with the arrival of the railroad. Billy the Kid was shot and killed by Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner. Taiban’s Pink Pony Saloon & Dancehall publicized cock fighting and had a live snake den in the basement. Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart stopped at Portair Field in Clovis while flying across the country in the 1920s. Did you know Mountainair was the Pinto Bean Capital of the World, Negra has one of the last vintage gas stations in the state, Butch Cassidy and his gang trailed cattle to the railhead in Magdalena, and Montague Stevens was one of the last hunters to stalk grizzly bears? This book will give you answers to these questions as well as a glimpse into the history of this fascinating part of New Mexico, “The Land of Enchantment.”

Dixie Boyle taught English and social studies for twenty years in the public school system before retiring early and working as a freelance writer, newspaper reporter, museum curator, park ranger and fire lookout for the U.S. Forest Service. She has published numerous historical articles and eBooks about the history of New Mexico and Wyoming and two books, Between Land & Sky: A Fire Lookout Story and The Enchantment of New Mexico.


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HISTORY OF INDIAN ARTS EDUCATION IN SANTA FE, 1890-1962
By Winona Garmhausen, PhD

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What price Indian education? What kind of education? These were questions that had faced government officials, dedicated teachers and Indians since the late 1800s. When tourist and collectors became interested in Native American art, the questions expanded to include training of Indian artists. The leading school for that became the Institute of American Indian Arts of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Its beginnings from an Indian boarding school with an emphasis on vocations to the 1960s is chronicled in this book that includes historic photographs, a bibliography, and an index.

Winona Garmhausen has been involved in the field of art education since 1959. She has taught art in secondary schools and colleges. Her involvement in Native American art dates from 1972 when she moved to New Mexico.

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HONOR AND DEFIANCE
A History of the Las Vegas Land Grant in New Mexico
By James Bailey Blackshear

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In 1835, a petition for land far from Santa Fe, New Mexico was awarded to pobladores (settlers) willing to relocate to the eastern edge of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Founded along the Gallinas River, the settlement became the Las Vegas Land Grant. The history of this grant is the history of New Mexico. On this 496,000 acre community grant, beliefs about land and faith were intertwined within a system of shared sacredness. In the 1890s, Anglo-American merchants and cattlemen joined with Hispano elites in the first concerted effort to wrest control of this grant from its original owners and heirs. The heart of this book investigates how a rural nuevo-mexicano (New Mexican) movement on the Las Vegas Land Grant evolved from burning barns and cutting fences to political activism and success at the ballot box. It also examines the history of New Mexico land grants, Hispano mountain culture, the origination of the town footprint, the boom of Territorial Las Vegas, and the cultural diversity that existed within the two distinct towns that emerged when the railroad came to Las Vegas in 1879.

Honor and Defiance details the impact of American expansion into a well-established Hispano urban center, and highlights the robust nature of nuevo-mexicano spirit, determination, and ingenuity on the Las Vegas Land Grant. The book also includes photographss of Las Vegas, leaders of the period, and the land they fought for.

James Bailey Blackshear received his master’s degree in history from Texas A&M and his PhD in history from the University of North Texas. He has won awards for his literary essays, and has been published by the New Mexico Historical Review and the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He has spoken about the Las Vegas Land Grant at history conferences in both Colorado and Texas.


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THE HOPI WAY
Daily Life Among the Hopi Indians
By Robert Boissiere

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THE HOPI WAY, an odyssey, is the story of daily life among the Hopi Indians--beliefs, rituals and Kachina ceremonies. The interaction and conflict between white and Indian cultures are presented from the viewpoint of the Hopi family.

Robert Boissiere, born in Paris, France, came to the United States after World War II. A member of the French army, he was imprisoned in a Nazi prison camp from which he managed to escape and join a group of Basques in the Pyrenees. After moving to California, Boissiere found himself on an artistic and spiritual pilgrimage to the Hopi villages in northern Arizona. There he was adopted by a Hopi family and became a participant in their cultural life. THE HOPI WAY is based on his first-hand experiences livings as a Hopi.

PO PAI MO, Boissiere's first book, is also published by Sunstone Press. It is an autobiographical account of his life among the Hopis and subsequently his life at Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. Following his marriage to a Taos Indian woman, he became the first white man to live at the Pueblo. Widely praised by critics, PO PAI MO has found a receptive audience.

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HOUSE BORN OF MUD
A Builder's Story
By William N. Gates

Building a house of adobe in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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This is a story of the struggle to create beauty. A novice may find it useful in building an adobe house—how to mix the mud, how to grade a pipeline, how to tell a two-by-six from a one-by-ten: such details abound. But above all, it tells of a man’s triumph over every obstacle to achieve something delightful.

When the author undertook to build a home for his family in the spring of 1964, he had no building experience and very little concept of what he faced. Aside from the obduracy of the materials he had to work with, he would encounter vexing conflicts with the subcontractors and workers that he hired. As both boss and laborer, he knew neither how to lead them nor to be one of them.

He simply believed he could do it. And he did, learning as he went. And the dwelling that rose by their efforts achieved a splendor that no one could have foreseen.

Poet and author of Spell, River Riding Writing, and In Words Dive, William N. Gates grew up in Ohio and went to school in the East, but always felt the lure of the Southwest. He and his wife live and work in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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I WANT TO PLAY
A History of the Santa Fe Community Orchestra
By James Preus

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No business plan, focus group, or grant request preceded the birth of the Santa Fe Community Orchestra. A couple of amateur musicians, who didn’t know that starting an orchestra might be difficult, found a willing conductor, recruited a few friends, and made it work. Over the course of 25 years the orchestra has played a hundred concerts and found a place in the musical life of Santa Fe. This is its story.

Like most members of the Santa Fe Community Orchestra (SFCO), Jim Preus’s avocation has been music. And like other members, music is a very important part of his life. His instrument, the bassoon, is not a party instrument or one to entertain around a campfire; it requires the interaction with other instrumentalists, most appropriately in a symphony orchestra. That makes the SFCO a very important organization to him and the other members of the orchestra.

Jim has an undergraduate degree in music education and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota. Now retired, for most of his professional life he was an administrator at the University of Minnesota. Playing in an orchestra, in musicals, and in chamber music were all part of his avocational life. The availability of a community orchestra was a factor in moving to Santa Fe, and so this book is payback for the existence of that opportunity.

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IN THE DUST OF TIME
An Account of the Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680 and Its Aftermath
By Donald L. Lucero

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The land to the south of the villa of Santa Fe was a series of ridges, like ripples in the earth. Indians standing on the roofs of the casas reales in the pre-dawn hours of December 16, 1693, could see across the ruins of the village to the hills beyond. The sun was just beginning to light the mountains to the east. Across the snowy hills came a winding army of men, wagons, and stock riding up from the south. The army, as warlike in appearance as any that ever marched to meet an opposing force, came slowly, a long beige snake spiked with muskets, horse snaffles, and lances glinting in the sun. The colonists’ first sight of the large, fortress-like casas, the former government buildings and the residence of the Spanish governor, was marked by an outburst of extraordinary fervor. After the agonies of the past two-and-one-half months, the Army of Reconquest had finally reached its goal. The Indians and colonists observed each other across a great expanse as the army approached the city’s walls.

Colonized in 1598 and driven into exile in 1680, the Spaniards were aware that theirs might be the first colony to be defeated by an indigenous people. They had made several previous attempts at reconquest, but each of these attempts had failed. The Spaniards were finally successful in 1692 in achieving a bloodless, but only ritual repossession. The actual occupation and resettlement of the New Mexico Kingdom, however, would prove to be a deadly affair.

This book completes Lucero’s trilogy—Voices in the Stillness—regarding New Mexico’s colonial history. It provides an account of the better than 20 ancestral families—his forebears—that returned with the Army of Reconquest. Based on a true series of events, the book sets out the particulars of the Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680 and its aftermath, as told from the viewpoints of the Lucero de Godoy and Gomez Robledo families and some of the other New Mexico colonists who experienced it. Author of several books regarding the New Mexico colony (The Adobe Kingdom, A Nation of Shepherds, The Rosas Affair, all from Sunstone Press), Dr. Lucero meticulously retraced the colonists’ deadly retreat, as well as the trails of their several attempts at reconquest, as part of his research for this book.

Donald L. Lucero is a former resident of Las Vegas, New Mexico. He received his undergraduate degree at New Mexico Highlands University. He holds graduate degrees from the University of New Mexico and the University of North Carolina. Dr. Lucero, a licensed psychologist, conducts a private practice in psychology in Raynham, Massachusetts.

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INDIAN POTTERY
The Work of Toni Roller of Santa Clara Pueblo
By Toni Roller of Santa Clara Pueblo

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With step-by-step photographs and explanations, Toni Roller tells how traditional Santa Clara Pueblo pottery from New Mexico is made.

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INDIAN POTTERY OF THE SOUTHWEST
A Selected Bibliography
By Marcia Muth

A guide for both the collector and the general reader who would like additional information about Native American pottery and potters.

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Pottery is one of the earliest and oldest crafts in the history of mankind. It has evolved from the utilitarian to the purely artistic, from cooking pots to storyteller dolls. Native American pottery has flourished in the American Southwest since 300 B.C. This selected bibliography is a guide for both the collector and the general reader who would like additional information about Native American pottery and potters.

Marcia Muth is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1919 and grew up in Indiana and western New York State. A former research librarian, she was also an artist and her work is in private and public collections including The Jewish Museum (New York), The Albuquerque Museum, Museum of Fine Arts (Santa Fe) and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (Beaumont). She is the author of Fake Ivory, New and Selected Poems, A World Set Apart: Memory Paintings, Words and Images, Sticks and Stones and Other Poems, Thin Ice and Other Poems, Writing and Selling Poetry, Fiction, Articles, Plays & Local History, Kachinas: A Selected Bibliography, How to Paint and Sell Your Art, Is It Safe To Drink the Water? A Guide to Santa Fe, Post Card Views and Other Souvenirs, Ma Frump’s Cultural Guide to Instant Intellectualism, and Ma Frump’s Cultural Guide to Plastic Gardening, all from Sunstone Press.

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JOHN SIMPSON CHISUM
The Cattle King of the Pecos Revisited
By Clifford R. Caldwell

"This is an absorbing biography, well written and deeply researched, and as might be expected from a Lincoln County War authority, it is especially strong in its coverage of Chisum's behind-the scenes activity as a business associate of the lawyer Alexander McSween who was in turn a business associate of John Tunstall, whose murder in February, 1878, sparked the Lincoln County War." ROUNDUP MAGAZINE

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John Simpson Chisum left a trail across the American West so wide that a blind scout could follow it. Although his track can be picked up effortlessly, the gaps and sketchy information about the man leave us with but half of the story. John Chisum’s life story seems to have been defined by his association with Billy the Kid and a singular, epic cattle drive across the barren expanses of West Texas to New Mexico. Ask anyone on the street about John Chisum and they are apt to bring up The Chisholm Trail. In an unlucky twist of historical circumstance the totally unrelated Chisholm Trail which covered roughly the same path as the Kansas Trail, the Abilene Trail, or McCoy's Trail and was named for Jesse Chisholm would be forever confused with John Chisum’s Western Trail.

Perhaps the noted historian Harwood P. Hinton, Jr. said it best over a half century ago when he penned “A definitive biography of John Chisum may never be written, for there is quite a paucity of information not only concerning his life but also his stock dealings, which spanned the Southwest for thirty years.” Not at all unlike the saga of legendary personalities of the American West such as Billy the Kid the story of the life and times of John Chisum has become "so contaminated with hypothesis and folklore that what remains of his story is little more than a blurred picture of a misrepresented and uninterpreted individual ... living in the shadows of a bygone era."

John Chisum did nothing in a small way. He rarely missed an opportunity to advance his own purposes. He built a cattle empire in New Mexico that was, at the time, second to none. To shamelessly borrow a line from Walter Noble Burns’ book The Saga of Billy the Kid, John Chisum knew cows.

Clifford R. Caldwell has continually cultivated his interest in Western History since boyhood. After a stint in United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, and a thirty-five year career working for several Fortune 500 Corporations, Cliff is now retired and free to pursue his interests as a historian and writer. Cliff has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and is the author of several book and published works, including Old West Tales, Good Men, Bad Men, Lawmen; Dead Right, The Lincoln County War; Guns of the Lincoln County War and his most recent work, A Days Ride From Here. Cliff is a member of Western Writers of America, Inc. and the Wild West History Association. When not deeply involved in writing, Cliff volunteers some of his time doing research for the Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Texas and is a member of the Kerr County Historical Commission. He and his wife Ellen live in the Hill Country of Texas, near Mountain Home.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-756-4
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JOSEPH IMHOF
Artist of the Pueblos
By Nancy Hopkins Reily

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Joseph Imhof, a master lithographer and painter, recorded the American Pueblo Indians’ way of life from 1907 to 1955. Unlike other New Mexico artists of that time, Imhof chose not to use his art to interpret the Pueblo Indians. Rather, his works present anthropological information with such authentic detail that the Pueblos recognized him as an authority on their customs and life. They called him the Grand Old Man of the Pueblos. Nancy Hopkins Reily and Lucille Enix in this biography chronicle the life and art of this master lithographer, inventor and self-taught artist who counted among his friends “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and E. Martin Hennings. Until now, this unique American painter has remained elusive, undiscovered by many, partly because he lived in the shadow of other artists and writers who made themselves more visible during the Golden Age of Taos, New Mexico. Yet Joseph Imhof’s work will undoubtedly leave as much of an impact as any other early American artist. The book includes 45 color images, 62 black and white photographs, as well as a chronology, bibliography, and index.

Nancy H. Reily is the recognized authority on Joseph Imhof through her personal acquaintance with the Imhofs. Mrs. Reily graduated from Southern Methodist University and lives in Lufkin, Texas where she developed a successful career in outdoor color portraiture. She is also the author of Classic Outdoor Color Portraits, A Guide for Photographers; Georgia O’Keeffe, A Private Friendship, Part I, Walking the Sun Prairie Land; Georgia O’Keeffe, A Private Friendship, Part II, Walking the Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch Land; My Wisdom That No One Wants, and Half-Past Winter, all from Sunstone Press. Her first book, I Am At An Age, was published by Best of East Texas Publishers. Reily makes her home in Lufkin, Texas. www.nancyhopkinsreily.com.

Lucille Enix co-authored The Ultrafit Diet and was a features writer for the Chicago Tribune, features editor for The Dallas Morning News, and editor of Dallas and Vision magazines.

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A JOURNEY THROUGH NEW MEXICO HISTORY
Newly Updated and Revised
By Donald R. Lavash, Ph.D.

“The book presents an exciting lifelike and realistic presentation of New Mexico historical events. I am particularly pleased with the style, illustrations and the art work.” --Leonard J. DeLayo, Former Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of New Mexico

“Lavash puts living flesh on historical bones in such a manner that the reader lives the adventure as he reads and re-lives the saga of the Territorial Period of the state of New Mexico alongside the mountain men, the lawman, the soldier, and the Territorial businessman.” --Dr. George Agogino, Former Chairman, Department of Anthropology, and Former Director, Paleo-Indian Institute and Museums, ENMU

Illustrated, photographs, maps, bibliography, index

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Many conditions, cultures, and events have played a part in the history of New Mexico. The author, a recognized authority, guides the reader from the earliest land formations into the present time and has illustrated the narrative with photographs, maps, and artwork depicting various changes that took place during the many stages of New Mexico’s development.

DONALD R. LAVASH taught New Mexico junior and senior high school history for 13 years, and at the college level for two years. This book is the outgrowth of his teaching experiences and his feeling of a strong need for a New Mexico history text. Dr. Lavash was also the Southwest Historian for the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives for five years. He is the author of numerous articles and books on history and archeology.

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JOURNEY TO A STRAW BALE HOUSE
The Long Road to Santa Rita in an Old Hispano Neighborhood on the Northern Edge of New Mexico
By F. Harlan Flint

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This tale is the author’s life ramble that led to the adventure of building a cabin in the northern New Mexico wilderness. The place, called Santa Rita by its founders, was the site of a tiny settlement built by Hispano homesteaders a century earlier. One of Flint’s new neighbors was Baudelio Garcia, a descendant of original pioneers. Garcia partnered with the author to take on the unfamiliar task of building a straw bale house, beginning when the winter snows were still on the surrounding mountains and having the house under roof when the fall snows arrived. Garcia helped navigate the largely Hispano neighborhood to make the project succeed. The collaboration revealed the strong attachment of the local people for their home place, their patria chica, and the persistence of their ancient language and culture.

F. Harlan Flint’s interest in the Spanish language and culture was triggered by his first Spanish teacher, a Sephardic Jewish woman who had fled Francisco Franco’s Spain. Flint attended Swarthmore College and then the University of New Mexico where he later earned his law degree after three years in the Army. In Santa Fe he served first as an Assistant Attorney General and then as General Counsel for the New Mexico State Engineer and Interstate Stream Commission. He then left for a twenty year career as a corporate executive before returning home to New Mexico. He is also the author of Hispano Homesteaders from Sunstone Press.

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ISBN: 978-1-63293-120-7
208 pp.,$20.95

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JUAN DE ONATE'S COLONY IN THE WILDERNESS
An Early History of the American Southwest
By Robert McGeagh, PhD

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A generation before the establishment of the European colonies on the West Coast of America, Spanish explorers and friars were trudging the deserts and mountains of the American Southwest in search of souls, riches and glory. By 1598, Juan de Onate had established the first permanent settlement in the Southwest, twenty-two years before the Pilgrims founded Plymouth Colony. The story of this colony, the explorations, the defeats and successes, the hopes blighted and the hopes fulfilled are told in this concise history of the era.

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Robert McGeagh received his early education in England before emigrating to the United States at the age of nineteen. He was educated at St. Mary’s Techny, Illinois and at St. Thomas, Denver, Colorado. He received a Masters degree in history from California State University at Fullerton and the PhD in Latin American history from the University of New Mexico. He has published articles on colonial New Mexico and Latin America and has been the recipient of Fulbright and OAS research awards in Uruguay and Argentina.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-153-1
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KACHINAS
A Selected Bibliography of American Indian Folk Figures
By Marcia Muth

“…a brief introduction tells what a Kachina [doll] is both to the Native American and to the collector of their art. This book will be a positive addition to anyone interested in this important aspect of the American Southwest.” (Denver Westerners’ Roundup)

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Kachinas are supernatural beings from Indian religion and this selected bibliography lists over 100 references to magazine articles and books with information about them. Kachinas are often represented in carved and painted Indian dolls. The book contains an essay that explains the various aspects and meanings of the Kachina in Indian life and gives historical and philosophical background information. Eight full-page black and white drawings by New Mexico artist Glen Strock illustrate the text. Collectors will find this book invaluable and for the general reader it offers an introduction to a popular Indian art form and mythological figure.

Marcia Muth was a writer and an American folk artist. Even though she is internationally recognized as an artist—her paintings are in the permanent collections of several museums and in many private collections—poetry was her way of recording her life experiences since she was a child. “Poetry has served me well as a way to respond to people, places and events in the world. It is my second language,” she said. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1919 and grew up in Indiana and western New York State. She received degrees from the University of Michigan and lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is also the author of A World Set Apart, Memory Paintings; Writing and Selling Poetry, Fiction, Articles, Plays & Local History; How to Paint and Sell Your Art; Indian Pottery of the Southwest; Fake Ivory, Poems; Ma Frump’s Cultural Guide to Plastic Gardening which won a first place award in the 2008 New Mexico Book Awards; Post Card Views and Other Souvenirs, Poems; Thin Ice and Other Poems; Sticks and Stones and Other Poems, and Words and Images, Poems, all from Sunstone Press. Her biography, Left Early, Arrived Late, by Teddy Jones, was also published by Sunstone Press She has been named a Santa Fe Living Treasure in recognition of her many accomplishments.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-031-2
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KATE CHAPMAN
Adobe Builder in 1930s Santa Fe
By Catherine Colby

The work of a Santa Fe, New Mexico female designer and builder in the 1930s.

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Kate Muller Chapman arrived in New Mexico at the time Santa Fe Style architecture was just developing. In the 1920s and 1930s Kate designed adobe houses, and directed local workmen during construction. Well versed in the tenets of the evolving Santa Fe Style, Kate also added her own distinctive touch to the projects. Kate Chapman skillfully directed rehabilitation projects preserving the essential historic character of nineteenth century adobes while updating and enlarging them. Two of her rehabilitations on Canyon Road are partially accessible to visitors: El Zaguan and the Borrego House. With graphic layout, linoleum cut illustrations by Stewart, and her own folksy humor, Kate combined a certain romantic spirit with recommendations that still apply to New Mexico adobe building.

In 1930 Kate Chapman collaborated with her friend, artist Dorothy N. Stewart, to produce a small volume filled with practical tips about earthen architecture. First printed by Spud Johnson’s Laughing Horse Press, Adobe Notes or How to Keep the Water Out with Just Plain Mud is reprinted and included in this book.

Catherine Colby is a professional historic preservationist working in Santa Fe for over twenty years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in History and a Masters Degree in Architecture. During her career with the National Park Service Catherine researched and documented historic properties throughout the southwest. She runs a consulting business in Santa Fe, preparing National Register Nominations and reports on historic properties for their owners and for the Historic Santa Fe Foundation. She received a Heritage Preservation Award from the State of New Mexico for her role in the conservation of the Bishop Everett Jones property in Santa Fe.


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THE KINGDOM OF NEW MEXICO
Its Colonization and the Story of El Rancho de las Golondrinas
By Shirley Barnes

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The story of the colonization of Northern New Mexico and one of its leading parajes (El Camino Real campsite) will fascinate anyone interested in the history of the American Southwest.

For example, what cultures were there when the colonists arrived in 1598? What military genius defeated Cuerno Verde, the firebrand Comanche chief, and in 1786 executed a long-lasting peace treaty? Why was Juan de Oñate sent to establish the first permanent European settlement in the United States in 1598, nine years before the settlement of Jamestown and twenty-five years before the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock? And why did New Mexico fail to attain U.S. statehood until 1912? How did the Battle of Glorieta Pass help turn the tide during the American Civil War? What herbs were in the curandera’s (traditional healer) medicine cabinet? Why were marriages arranged? What function do the Penitentes still play in New Mexico’s Catholicism? Did Miguel Vega y Coca and his family play a role in New Mexico’s re-colonization? And finally, what is an acequia?

The answers to these questions, and more, are to be found between the covers of this book.

Shirley Barnes earned her BA and MA degrees from the University of Colorado and was a library media specialist for the Jefferson County Public Schools in Colorado before she retired to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Soon after arriving, she became a docent at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living history museum of the colonial Hispanic experience in La Ciénega valley near Santa Fe. Born and raised in what was once Spanish territory, Shirley became an aficionado of the richness of the regional Hispanic and Native American societies. She has been quoted as saying, “The depth of culture here exceeds that of anywhere else in the United States.”


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KIT CARSON'S OWN STORY OF HIS LIFE
Facsimile of Original 1926 Edition
By Christopher "Kit" Carson

New Foreword by Marc Simmons

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In 1826 a seventeen-year-old Christopher “Kit” Carson ran away from his job as apprentice to a saddler in Franklin, Missouri and joined a merchant caravan bound for Santa Fe in the far Southwest. The flight marked his entry into the pages of history. In the decades that followed, Carson gained renown as a trapper, hunter, guide, rancher, army courier, Indian agent, and military officer. Along the way, his varied career as a frontiersman elevated him to the status of a national hero, on a par with Daniel Boone.

In 1856, while at home with his family in Taos, New Mexico, Kit (being illiterate) dictated his autobiography, which dealt with the innumerable adventures he had experienced to that point. However, some of the most significant episodes in his life would unfold in the ensuing years, leading up to his death in 1868.

Since Taos artist and writer Blanche Chloe Grant first edited and published the Carson manuscript in 1926, it has become the central source for all subsequent biographers. In 1935 Milo Milton Quaife annotated another edition under the title of Kit Carson’s Autobiography, published by Lakeside Press of Chicago, and afterward reprinted by the University of Nebraska Press. Western historian Harvey Lewis Carter followed suit with publication of the most heavily edited version yet, with his “Dear Old Kit”: The Historical Christopher Carson (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968).

Sunstone Press by electing to bring back into print Blanche Grant’s original 1926 book, regarded perhaps as the handiest of the three published versions, calls attention anew to this pioneering memoir of the celebrated Kit Carson.

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LA CONQUISTADORA / Chavez
The Story of a Famous Religious Statue
By Fray Angélico Chávez

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Written as an autobiography, the author lets this famous willow wood statue speak for herself, tell her own story from the time she was brought to New Mexico in 1625 by Fray Benavides until the present. Many photographs bring this remarkable history to life. Fray Angélico researched, translated and annotated facts about the statue's history, its religious society, its fiestas and chapels, correcting the mistakes and folklore held as truth for more than two centuries.

Fray Angélico Chávez has been called a renaissance man and New Mexico's foremost twentieth-century humanist by biographer Ellen McCracken. Any way you measure his career, Fray Angélico Chávez was an unexpected phenomenon in the wide and sunlit land of the American Southwest. In the decades following his ordination as a Franciscan priest in 1937, Chávez performed the difficult duties of an isolated backcountry pastor. His assignments included Hispanic villages and Indian pueblos. As an army chaplain in World War II, he accompanied troops in bloody landings on Pacific islands, claiming afterwards that because of his small stature, Japanese bullets always missed him.

In time, despite heavy clerical duties, Fray Angélico managed to become an author of note, as well as something of an artist and muralist. Upon all of his endeavors, one finds, understandably, the imprint of his religious perspective. During nearly seventy years of writing, he published almost two dozen books. Among them were novels, essays, poetry, biographies, and histories. Sunstone Press has brought back into print some of these rare titles.

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ISBN: 978-0-91327-043-1
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LA CONQUISTADORA / Chevalier
Unveiling the History of a Six Hundred Year Old Religious Icon
By Jaima Chevalier

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Few religious icons dominate and inspire their subjects as powerfully as La Conquistadora, America’s Oldest Madonna, has over the centuries. Don Diego de Vargas carried her image as a message of peace and reconciliation when the Spanish returned to Santa Fe after the Pueblo Revolt. In frontier times, a well-known local madam was especially devoted to her. In modern times, her fame has reached throughout the world, while her local devotional society has provided a link between the very rich and the very poor in Santa Fe, even as it served as a power base for city and state politics. While maintaining her place in the hearts of Santa Feans, La Conquistadora has also taken the throne at the heart of the ancient city's history, and she has the scars to prove it.

With features sometimes called "Palestinian" and startling blue eyes, La Conquistadora’s origins are shrouded in mystery, but Jaima Chevalier unveils surprising new information about this icon's amazing provenance and past. A never-before-seen x-ray suggests the transformations La Conquistadora has undergone, while material from the journals of one of her most loyal devotees recalls the tense weeks of her 1973 kidnapping. Finally, Chevalier discovers the key to the long-standing mystery surrounding the wood used to craft the statue. This book fuses recent scientific discoveries with the stories and legends that comprise La Conquistadora's incredible mythology, creating a lyrical meditation that resonates with history throughout the centuries and across two continents and embracing Santa Fe, New Mexico as a crossroads of different cultures.

Jaima Chevalier is a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, with deep ties to her home state. After the extraordinary circumstance of spending the first few years of her life in the basement of New Mexico's Laboratory of Anthropology, her family moved to the ranch outside of Santa Fe where she now raises her two children. Chevalier served as a researcher and associate producer for a 2009 history documentary made by Silver Horn Entertainment. She is the principal of Picture This, a local marketing and public relations firm.

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LA CONQUISTADORA / Houser
The Story of the Oldest Statue of the Virgin Mary in the United States
By Sue Houser

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The oldest image of the Virgin Mary in the United States, a petite wooden statue, accompanied Spanish Conquistadors and missionaries to the Kingdom of Nuevo Mexico in 1625. Her existence has been tumultuous. She was rescued from a burning church, kidnapped and held for ransom, and had her wooden form mutilated and remade. This book conveys the essence of devotion given to the statue who is yearly celebrated at La Fiesta de Santa Fe and yearly carried in procession based on a promise made over 300 years ago. She is the Queen of New Mexico, enthroned in her own chapel at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has the wardrobe of a Spanish Queen with over 200 exquisite gowns and priceless crowns and jewelry. Her name is La Conquistadora, "Our Lady of the Conquest." Was she a conqueror of territories or a conqueror of hearts and healer of human weaknesses? This is her story.

Sue Houser is a native of New Mexico and is interested in preserving the history and culture of the state. A retired social worker, she writes about the inspiration and passion behind the stories. This is her second historical, non-fiction book.

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THE LAND OF JOURNEYS' ENDING
Facsimile of Original 1924 Edition
By Mary Austin

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One of the joys of going on a trip is coming home to share with others your adventures and experiences. Mary Austin felt that way, so when she took an extended trip through an area of the American Southwest, she recorded her impressions in The Land of Journeys’ Ending. This is no ordinary travel book and she was no ordinary tourist. Her book goes beyond the descriptions of flora and fauna of the land between the Colorado River and the Rio Grande. It also covers the history, culture and customs of the area. Austin includes not only figures from the past but people she met on the trip. While the book is now decades old, it is timeless and still valid. Humorously, in the author’s preface to The Land of Journeys’ Ending Austin said: “…if you find holes in my book that you could drive a car through, do not be too sure they were not left there for that express purpose.” Her statement rings true today as much as it did back in 1924.

Mary Austin (nee Hunter) was born in Carlinville, Illinois in 1868 and died in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1934. After graduation from Blackburn College, she moved with her family to California. She later spent time in New York and eventually settled in Santa Fe. A prolific writer, she wrote novels, short stories, essays, plays and poetry. Austin became an early advocate for environmental issues as well as the rights of women and other minority groups. She was particularly interested in the preservation of American Indian culture.

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THE LAND OF LITTLE RAIN
Facsimile of 1904 Edition
By Mary Austin

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In 1903 when The Land of Little Rain was first published it became an instant success. It has continued to attract and enchant readers ever since that time. It was one of the first books to be written in a popular style about the animals, plants and people of a Southwest desert area. Mary Austin wrote it from her own observations and experiences in the field. She lived the book. It is also one of the first to express the need for the conservation of our natural resources. Carl Van Doren once wrote that Austin should have the degree M.A.E.--Master of American Environment. The book, a work of authenticity and originality still has meaning for twenty-first century readers.

Mary Austin (nee Hunter) was born in Carlinville, Illinois in 1868 and died in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1934. After graduation from Blackburn College, she moved with her family to California. She later spent time in New York and eventually settled in Santa Fe. A prolific writer, she wrote novels, short stories, essays, plays and poetry. Austin became an early advocate for environmental issues as well as the rights of women and other minority groups. She was particularly interested in the preservation of American Indian culture.

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THE LAND OF THE PUEBLOS
Facsimile of Original 1888 Edition
By Susan E. Wallace

Facsimile of original edition published in 1888 of a collection of stories about early days in the American Southwest. Includes a new foreword by Marcia Muth.

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Susan E. Wallace takes us into the heart of nineteenth-century New Mexico and its surrounding Indian Pueblos. Eagerly, she shares her adventures and observations about the land, history, customs and inhabitants. We start with her journey West first by rail and then by buckboard. We go with her to her first contact with Native Americans and attend an Indian ceremony. We share her excitement as she forces open a heavy wooden door into a locked and forgotten room in the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe. Her discovery? Not a treasure of gold or jewels but tumbled piles of written records, some of them dating from the early 1600s. This is only one of the many accounts Wallace wrote about her time in New Mexico. While her husband, Lew Wallace, was busy with his duties as the governor of the New Mexico Territory and working on what was to be his most popular book, Ben Hur, Susan was having her articles published in the popular magazines of the day. They were later collected and published in book form in 1888 and are now once more available in this facsimile edition.

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LAW AND ORDER, LTD.
The Rousing Life of Elfego Baca of New Mexico
By Kyle Samuel Crichton

Facsimile of the 1928 Edition with a New Foreword by Stan Sager and Preface by Marc Simmons.

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The year is 1928. Forty-four Octobers have come and gone since Elfego Baca earned top ranking as a gunfighter. Few now remember that on a fall day in 1884, in the village of Frisco, New Mexico, Baca ducked some 4,000 bullets fired by eighty cowboys aiming to kill him. Fewer still recall that the reason for the shoot-out was Baca’s obsession with rescuing Mexican settlers from abuse by Texans in days before “civil rights” became a catch phrase.

The reputation of the Hero-now turned-lawman-lawyer-politician is sorely in need of repair, for despite his boasts of possessing one of the best law practices in the state, things have not gone well for Baca. Elfego has been declared a bankrupt; he’s been humiliated by an untidy divorce; and neither political party in the state seems to want to run him as a candidate for much of anything. So, what’s a man of action to do?

What Elfego does is to make a pre-emptive strike to repair that tattered reputation. He finds a biographer to tell his story just like he wants it told, including his meetings with Billy the Kid and the opera star, Mary Garden. He finally settles on Kyle Samuel Crichton, but only after William A. Keleher, the respected journalist-lawyer, has said, “No.” Keleher introduces Baca to Crichton, who has few writing credentials though he would later author popular books and a successful Broadway play.

Crichton has escaped from the smoke stacks and slag heaps of the Pennsylvania mining country to the pure air of Albuquerque, not to repair the reputation of those like Elfego who have fallen from grace, but to repair his own health. While Elfego is as short as Napoleon, Crichton is taller than Gary Cooper. While Elfego is rotund, Crichton is thin and muscular. While Elfego is bold, Crichton is cautious. But Crichton, who later wrote a biography of the Metropolitan Opera star Risë Stevens (Subway to the Met), brings a wild sense of humor that was to be reflected in all his books. And, while Baca is long on yarns that boost his heroism, Crichton insists on balance. The narrative of the book the pair produced remains open to question: How much of it is fact, how much is flights of fancy?

Whichever it is, it’s a whale of a story about a life lived to a fullness rarely experienced.

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LAWRENCE AND BRETT
A Friendship
By Dorothy Brett

Back in Print in a New Edition

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In March of 1924, D. H. Lawrence, Frieda Lawrence and the Honorable Dorothy Brett went to Taos, New Mexico, to absorb the color and romance of what was to them a mysterious and compelling land. Dorothy Brett recreated those days in this fascinating first-hand account, and also writes of when she was the close friend of Aldous Huxley, Lytton Strachey, Katherine Mansfield, and other important literary and artistic figures. But more importantly, she focused on her relationship with Lawrence and the book was specifically addressed to him as if he were to read it, reminding him personally of her long-standing devotion.

Such devotion was not rebuffed by Lawrence, it seems, but it was met differently by the two other women orbiting the famous writer: his wife, Frieda Lawrence, and Mabel Dodge Luhan. They were in turn cross and conciliatory to her. But it seems that she just accepted them as other intense admirers, took it all simply and wrote it all down with a minimum of comment.

Dorothy Brett was well-known in her own right. The daughter of Viscount Esher Brett, confidant of Queen Victoria, she spent six years studying at the Slade School of Art in London and was a member of the Bloomsbury set in England, among whose many luminaries Brett moved when a young woman. She was also gaining recognition as an artist even before she arrived in the American Southwest. But it was there that her true artistic talents emerged and her works now hang in major museums as well as in private collections.

When this book was first published in 1933, it was praised by critics as well as the general public. Alfred Stieglitz said: “It was a rare spiritual experience--no student of Lawrence can afford to miss this book…. There is an integrity in the book--a sense of the eternal--a sense of Light--which raises it above all the other books I have read about Lawrence.” And, interestingly, Mabel Dodge Luhan called it “clearly and explicitly drawn.”

Here it all is again with additional material added by Dorothy Brett herself when the 1974 edition was first published by Sunstone Press.

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THE LEADING FACTS OF NEW MEXICAN HISTORY, VOL I
Facsimile of Original 1911 Edition
By Ralph Emerson Twitchell

Voted one of the 100 Best New Mexico Books.

New Foreword by Richard Melzer, Ph.D.

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Historians have long admired Ralph Emerson Twitchell’s The Leading Facts of New Mexican History, considered the first major history of the state. Put succinctly by former State Historian Robert J. Tórrez, Twitchell’s work (of which this is one of the first two volumes Sunstone Press is reprinting in its Southwest Heritage Series) has “become the standard by which all subsequent books on New Mexico history are measured.” As Twitchell wrote in the preface of his first volume, his goal in writing The Leading Facts was to respond to the “pressing need” for a history of New Mexico with a commitment to “accuracy of statement, simplicity of style, and impartiality of treatment.”

RALPH EMERSON TWITCHELL was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on November 29, 1859. Arriving in New Mexico when he was twenty-three, he immediately became involved in political and civic activities. In 1885 he helped organize a new territorial militia in Santa Fe and saw active duty in western New Mexico. Later appointed judge advocate of the Territorial Militia, he attained the rank of colonel, a title he was proud to use for the rest of his life. By 1893 he was elected the mayor of Santa Fe and, thereafter, district attorney of Santa Fe County.

Twitchell probably promoted New Mexico as much as any single New Mexican of his generation. An avid supporter of New Mexico statehood, he argued the territory’s case for elevated political status, celebrated its final victory in 1912, and even designed New Mexico’s first state flag in 1915.

Just as Twitchell’s first edition in 1911 helped celebrate New Mexico’s entry into statehood in 1912, the newest edition serves as a tribute to the state’s centennial celebration of 2012. In the apt words of an editorial in the Santa Fe New Mexican at the time of Twitchell’s death in 1925: “As press agent for the best things of New Mexico, her traditions, history, beauty, glamour, scenery, archaeology, and material resources, he was indefatigable and efficient.”

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THE LEADING FACTS OF NEW MEXICAN HISTORY, VOL. II
Facsimile of Original 1912 Edition
By Ralph Emerson Twitchell

Voted one of the 100 Best New Mexico Books.

New Foreword by Richard Melzer, Ph.D.

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Historians have long admired Ralph Emerson Twitchell’s The Leading Facts of New Mexican History, considered the first major history of the state. Put succinctly by former State Historian Robert J. Tórrez, Twitchell’s work (of which this is one of the first two volumes Sunstone Press is reprinting in its Southwest Heritage Series) has “become the standard by which all subsequent books on New Mexico history are measured.” As Twitchell wrote in the preface of his first volume, his goal in writing The Leading Facts was to respond to the “pressing need” for a history of New Mexico with a commitment to “accuracy of statement, simplicity of style, and impartiality of treatment.”

RALPH EMERSON TWITCHELL was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on November 29, 1859. Arriving in New Mexico when he was twenty-three, he immediately became involved in political and civic activities. In 1885 he helped organize a new territorial militia in Santa Fe and saw active duty in western New Mexico. Later appointed judge advocate of the Territorial Militia, he attained the rank of colonel, a title he was proud to use for the rest of his life. By 1893 he was elected the mayor of Santa Fe and, thereafter, district attorney of Santa Fe County.

Twitchell probably promoted New Mexico as much as any single New Mexican of his generation. An avid supporter of New Mexico statehood, he argued the territory’s case for elevated political status, celebrated its final victory in 1912, and even designed New Mexico’s first state flag in 1915.

Just as Twitchell’s first edition of Vol. II in 1912 helped celebrate New Mexico’s entry into statehood in 1912, the newest edition serves as a tribute to the state’s centennial celebration of 2012. In the apt words of an editorial in the Santa Fe New Mexican at the time of Twitchell’s death in 1925: “As press agent for the best things of New Mexico, her traditions, history, beauty, glamour, scenery, archaeology, and material resources, he was indefatigable and efficient.”

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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF JOHN HENRY TUNSTALL
Revised Edition with a New Foreword by the Author and an Addendum with Corrections
By Frederick Nolan

The letters and diaries of John Henry Tunstall, a young rancher-Englishman murdered in 1878 during New Mexico Territory’s Lincoln County War.

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In 1956, Frederick Nolan, then 25, located in the archives of the British Foreign Office a substantial file of original correspondence between the British and American governments, the family of John Tunstall, and many of the participants in the New Mexico Territory’s Lincoln County War. Soon after this he was given unconditional access to Tunstall’s letters and diaries, and three and a half years later—although he had never set foot in the United States—completed a biography based upon the sympathetically-edited letters and diaries of the young English rancher whose brutal murder in February, 1878, triggered the bitter and unrelenting violence that followed.

His widely-acclaimed debut is recognized today as a breakthrough work which completely revolutionized historical understanding of the personalities and events of New Mexico’s Lincoln County War and in the process changed forever the way the subject would be written about. The first book ever to link those events to the shadowy cabal known as the Santa Fe Ring, the first book ever to place Billy the Kid in the true context of his time, the first book ever to make available the letters of such men as Alexander McSween, Huston Chapman, and the hitherto unknown Robert Widenmann, it set new standards for both research and writing in this field and in the process became a classic. It is augmented in this edition with a new foreword and a supplement of corrections to the first edition which incorporates the author’s more recent historical and biographical research.

Frederick Nolan is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on the history of Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War and both he and his work on the subject have been garlanded with honors. He has received the Border Regional Library Association of Texas’ Award for Literary Excellence, the first France V. Scholes Prize from the Historical Society of New Mexico, and the first J. Evetts Haley Fellowship from the Haley Memorial Library in Midland, Texas. The Western Outlaw-Lawman History Association has presented him with its highest honor, the Glenn Shirley Award, for his lifetime contribution to outlaw-lawman history and The Westerners Foundation has named his The West of Billy the Kid one of the 100 most important 20th-century historical works on the American West. In 2007 the National Outlaw-Lawman Association awarded him its prestigious William D. Reynolds Award in recognition of his outstanding research and writing in Western history and in 2008 True West magazine named him “Best Living Non-Fiction Writer.” Among his other books about the West are an annotated edition of Pat Garrett’s Authentic Life of Billy the Kid; Bad Blood: the Life and Times of the Horrell Brothers; The West of Billy the Kid; and The Lincoln County War, the latter from Sunstone Press in a new edition. He lives in England.

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A LIFE IN THE LAW
A Woman Lawyer’s Life in Post-World War II Albuquerque, New Mexico
By Mary M. Dunlap with Mary Kay Stein

In 1949, when attorney Mary M. Dunlap moved her law practice and her young children from urban Denver, Colorado to their new home in Albuquerque, New Mexico she had no idea what was waiting for her, starting literally at the first stoplight in town. Her career would span more than forty years, bringing her into daily contact with crafty politicians, pueblo Indians, justices of the peace, and an improbable cast of clients—from nuclear scientists and Ziegfeld Follies stars to arsonists, hoboes, and petty criminals. And, to make life more interesting, she and her husband and their children ran a small farm at the same time. The days started early, the work was hard, and then it was time to go to the office, where the day was long, the work was hard, and then it was time to go home. She recalled that she was challenged by men who said that she couldn’t be a real lawyer because she was a woman, or had calluses on her hands or because she drove a pickup. They all changed their minds once they got into court.

Mary Kay Stein, the oldest daughter of Mary M. Dunlap, is president of MD Communications, in Tucson, Arizona. She is a longtime medical writer and editor and also is owner of Desert Light Photography, also in Tucson. Mary Kay is the author of continuing education textbooks for nurses, including Caring for the AIDS Patient; Child Abuse; The Spectrum of HIV Infections; Lifetime Weight Control; Substance Abuse: Guidelines for Professionals; AIDS: A Short Course for Nurses; and Cardiovascular Disease, Evaluation and Prevention. Her poetry appears in Arizona: 100 Years, 100 Poems, 100 Poets. Mary Kay grew up in Corrales, New Mexico and met and knew many of her mother’s fellow attorneys and clients.

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A LIFE WELL LED
The Biography of Barbara Freire-Marreco Aitken, British Anthropologist
By Mary Ellen Blair

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What would inspire a proper young British woman, well-educated and devoted to the Church of England, to venture forth from a sheltered academic life of the early 20th century to cross an ocean in order to conduct investigations on a people that she considered "uncivilized?" To answer this question, the author collected Barbara Freire-Marreco Aitken's correspondence, most of which has never been published, and with editing, annotating, and researched explanations completed the gestalt resulting in a biography that is a cohesive and interesting adventure story. This remarkable second generation British anthropologist lived with Native American pueblo people and visited reservations in the Southwest United States, contributing to the knowledge about and understanding of these people. The dearth of exposure of her experiences makes this a long overdue compilation of her life and work.

Even those with little interest in her focus of anthropology and ethnology will find this life story interesting because of the period of time in which she lived, especially because she was a British woman in territory that only recently had become part of the United States.

An avid interest in the art and culture of the American Indian has been of importance to Mary Ellen Blair since her early years. A graduate of Rutgers University in Art History, where she served as president of Kappa Pi Honorary Art Fraternity, her focus turned more and more to the western regions of the United States, particularly the pueblos of the Southwest and their pottery. A forced, but fortunate, move eventually brought her to New Mexico where she continued to add to her collection as well as serving as a participant and judge at various Southwest Indian art shows. She and her husband, Laurence Blair, have written books on Pueblo pottery and this in turn led her to discover and investigate the life of a remarkable British anthropologist. After more than ten years devoted to research in museums, universities, and personal interviews in both the United States and Great Britain, this biography is the result.

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THE LINCOLN COUNTY WAR
A Documentary History
By Frederick Nolan

I have no hesitation in labeling Frederick Nolan the world’s foremost authority on the Lincoln County War and Billy the Kid. No one comes close to knowing and understanding as much. His works have vastly enriched the historiography of this significant segment of western American history. --Robert M. Utley

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The legend of the Lincoln County War in New Mexico and its most romantic figure, Billy the Kid, holds a special place in the history of the American West. Fueled by greed, propelled by religious and racial prejudice, inflamed by liquor and firearms, the war was a struggle to the death for the economic domination of a region where both sides saw enormous opportunity for acquiring wealth. In the end, neither side won and both suffered tremendous losses, human and financial.

John Tunstall, the McSweens, Jimmy Dolan, Billy the Kid, the Hispanic townspeople of Lincoln, the outsiders who tried to understand what was happening and restore law and order to the strife-torn territory—all speak out, and Frederick Nolan weaves their stories and opinions together with his own insightful commentary to produce a seamless, immensely readable account enlivened with eighty-three photographs and three maps.

Selected by True West magazine as one of its Fifty Greatest Western Books of the 20th Century, acknowledged to be the fullest and most carefully researched study of perhaps the most famous feud in the history of the American West, Frederick Nolan’s masterwork, The Lincoln County War, A Documentary History, the result of fifty years of research, is now presented in a new edition which includes an addendum with corrections and additions, together with a new foreword by the author.

Frederick Nolan is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on the history of Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War and both he and his work on the subject have been garlanded with honors. He has received the Border Regional Library Association of Texas’ Award for Literary Excellence, the first France V. Scholes Prize from the Historical Society of New Mexico, and the first J. Evetts Haley Fellowship from the Haley Memorial Library in Midland, Texas. The Western Outlaw-Lawman History Association has presented him with its highest honor, the Glenn Shirley Award, for his lifetime contribution to outlaw-lawman history and The Westerners Foundation has named his The West of Billy the Kid one of the 100 most important 20th-century historical works on the American West. In 2007 the National Outlaw-Lawman Association awarded him its prestigious William D. Reynolds Award in recognition of his outstanding research and writing in Western history and in 2008 True West magazine named him “Best Living Non-Fiction Writer.” Among his other books about the West are Bad Blood: The Life and Times of the Horrell Brothers and The Life and Death of John Henry Tunstall, the latter from Sunstone Press in a new edition. He lives in England.

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A LONE STAR COWBOY
Facsimile of Original 1919 Edition
By Charles Angelo Siringo

New Foreword by Marc Simmons

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For a number of years prior to 1922, one of Santa Fe, New Mexico’s most colorful and famous residents was Charles Angelo Siringo (1855-1928), popularly known as “the cowboy detective.” A small, wiry man, he was friends with practically everyone in town. In 1916 Governor William C. McDonald persuaded Siringo to accept a commission as a New Mexico Mounted Ranger for the state Cattle Sanitary Board. The only thing unusual about that was Charlie Siringo’s age, a ripe 61. Undaunted, he saddled up and with a pack horse started for his headquarters at Carrizozo in Lincoln County. His duty was to run down outlaws and stock thieves in southern New Mexico.

“During my two years as a ranger,” Siringo said, “I made many arrests of cattle and horse thieves and had many close calls with death staring me in the face.” Obviously, Governor McDonald had made a wise choice when he tapped this hard-riding, fast-shooting “senior citizen” for the dangerous ranger job.

But Siringo was more than a law man. He put in countless nights writing up his experiences. When his book, A Texas Cowboy, appeared, its author achieved fame overnight. A Lone Star Cowboy, published in 1919, and which Sunstone Press has chosen to include in its Southwest Heritage Series, contained many of the stories in his earlier books and the author says in his preface: “This volume is to take the place of A Texas Cowboy….

Meanwhile, soon after publishing his recollections, Siringo joined the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency, whose branch offices covered the West. He remained with the firm for two decades. After leaving the Pinkertons, Charlie Siringo did a good bit of roaming before settling in Santa Fe.

Because of the name he’d made in publishing, he had access to many persons, on both sides of the law. From them he got first hand information that he later incorporated in a new book called Riata and Spurs. In that work, the writer had wanted to include some of his own daring adventures while serving with the Pinkertons. But the Agency threatened a lawsuit if he revealed any of their professional secrets. So the cowboy detective had to delete some of his best material.

Siringo's experiences as the quintessential cowboy and determined detective helped romanticize the West and its myth of the American cowboy.

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LONESOME DAVE
The Story of New Mexico Governor David Francis Cargo
By David Francis Cargo

"Dave Cargo was a visionary governor. He was one of the first New Mexico governors to see the value of the film and television industry to our state's economy. He continues to be a colorful New Mexican and has a strong place in New Mexico's folklore." —New Mexico Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish

“David Cargo gave New Mexicans a say about those things that affect them. Through his leadership and his collaboration with the "Loyal Opposition" in the New Mexico Legislature, Dave accomplished much for the unrepresented citizenry. The establishment of "one person-one vote" districting resulted in diverse representation of the legislative body. This significant action later permeated County, Municipal and School District levels of government. In addition, State parks and libraries will always provide New Mexicans with fond memories of (not so) Lonesome Dave.” —Roberto Mondragon

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“There is no precise way to explain the energetic life of New Mexico Governor David Cargo—attorney to the downtrodden, as well as the rich and famous; a changer of legislative reapportionment, and at the same time inventing the first Governor’s State Film Commission in the United States.

“He was a dedicated promoter of many films shooting and spending fortunes in our state. Then the true miracle happened: a Republican became beloved by the liberal Democrats of Hollywood. It had never happened before and mostly likely never will again. He became personal friends with those behind the camera as well as the stars facing it, and consequently had acting parts in twelve of those films.

“And now, while writing his priceless historical memoir, he has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to build, and/or maintain twelve libraries in such isolated New Mexico villages and towns as Mora, Anton Chico, Villanueva and Corona. This is an unsurpassed heritage to leave for the mental and spiritual growth of the youth of New Mexico. “Viva, Lonesome Dave!”
—Max Evans, author of The Rounders, The Hi-Lo Country, Madam Millie, Bluefeather Fellini and other novels.

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LORENZO IN TAOS
D. H. Lawrence and Mabel Dodge Luhan
By Mabel Dodge Luhan

Facsimile of Original 1932 Edition with a New Foreword by Arthur J. Bachrach

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In September, 1922, the internationally known British writer D. H. Lawrence arrived with his wife, Frieda, at the railroad station in Lamy, New Mexico. They had traveled from Australia to San Francisco, then to Lamy, to come to Taos at the invitation of Mabel Dodge Sterne, later Mabel Dodge Luhan, the patroness of arts and culture in Taos.

It was the beginning of an intense, sometimes strained, relationship. Mabel, daughter of a well-to-do Buffalo, New York family, had a long history of cultivating arts and letters, surrounding herself with famous artists and writers in her salons in Florence, Italy and in New York City. She continued her support of literature and the arts in Taos.

Lawrence encouraged Mabel to write about her own exciting life and, while back in Italy in 1925, continued corresponding with Mabel and edited manuscripts she sent to him. Her book, Lorenzo in Taos, is written loosely in the form of letters to and from D. H. Lawrence, Frieda Lawrence, and Robinson Jeffers, the celebrated poet who had been a guest of Mabel’s in Taos, with references to Dorothy Brett and Spud Johnson among others. The book is a highly personal and most informative account of an intense relationship with a great writer. It is an important work and its reprinting is welcomed by scholars and those of us who have come increasingly to respect Mabel’s contributions in the world of arts and letters through her support of many individuals and her own creative spirit.

Born in 1879 to a wealthy Buffalo family, Mabel Dodge Luhan earned fame for her friendships with American and European artists, writers and intellectuals and for her influential salons held in her Italian villa and Greenwich Village apartments. In 1917, weary of society and wary of a world steeped in war, she set down roots in remote Taos, New Mexico, then publicized the tiny town’s inspirational beauty to the world, drawing a steady stream of significant guests to her adobe estate, including artist Georgia O’Keeffe, poet Robinson Jeffers, and authors D. H. Lawrence and Willa Cather. Luhan could be difficult, complex and often cruel, yet she was also generous and supportive, establishing a solid reputation as a patron of the arts and as an author of widely read autobiographies. She died in Taos in 1962.

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LORETTO AND THE MIRACULOUS STAIRCASE
The History of the Staircase Built Without Hands
By Alice Bullock

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Who built the mysterious spiral staircase in the little chapel at Loretto Inn in Santa Fe, New Mexico? Was it a master craftsman or the work of good St. Joseph? Archbishop John B. Lamy had the chapel, patterned after the Sainte-Chapelle of Paris, built for the Sisters of Loretto and the young ladies of the academy. When the school closed after more than a century of outstanding service, the site was sold. Old and new owners agreed that the chapel, and the famous staircase, must be preserved for its beauty and peace—now and in the future.

Alice Bullock explored “the Land of Enchantment” in depth, ferreting out the legends and folklore of New Mexico. She spent almost three years collecting these stories, recording and thus saving many of them for posterity. An “almost-native” New Mexican (she arrived in the area at age eight) Alice grew up in Gardiner and graduated from Colfax County High School in Raton. She became a country school teacher and then a reporter and freelance writer. She is also the author of Living Legends of the Santa Fe Country, Mountain Villages of New Mexico, and Monumental Ghosts, all from Sunstone Press.

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LOS PENITENTES
A Brief History
By William Farrington

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One of the most fascinating, written about, and misunderstood religious groups in the world is Los Hermanos Penitentes, a Catholic brotherhood found only in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. As with all cultures, societies and organizations lacking a written literary tradition, the recorded history of the Penitentes is full of compounded errors and misinterpretations, Legends and folklore, handed down orally over the years, are open to interpretations that are, perhaps, wide of the mark. But the facts, such as they are, have come from outside observers, scholarly researchers and obvious detractors with a religious bias. Somewhere among all that has been written lies the truth, but since no hermano has ever told or written the true story, much is still left to conjecture. From the recorded facts this booklet has been compiled with, it is hoped, some measure of objectivity.

William Farrington was a professional librarian for twenty-five years in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and California. His non-fiction articles have appear in national magazines and he has served as a book reviewer for various periodicals. He is also the author of Prehistoric and Historic Pottery of the Southwest, A Bibliography, also published by Sunstone Press.

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LOS ÁRABES OF NEW MEXICO
Compadres from a Distant Land
By Monika Ghattas

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At the outset, Los Árabes (Arabic-speaking individuals) were peddlers, carrying a variety of wares that often included exotic items from the Holy Land. These skilled cross-cultural traders expected to strike it rich in the United States and then return to their homeland on the shores of the eastern Mediterranean. Some continued westward; others put down roots in immigrant ghettos in the East and Midwest or traveled back across the sea. A few, however, decided to settle in New Mexico and fulfill the dream of owning their own business. The community grew quickly as family members, former neighbors, and hometown friends joined the original group.

Why were they attracted to this area? What conditions in New Mexico facilitated their rapid and almost seamless acculturation? Hardworking, imaginative, and enterprising, Los Árabes of New Mexico became successful businessmen and prominent entrepreneurs, who enriched this state with their unique culture, their cheerful perseverance, and boundless enthusiasm.

Monika Ghattas was first intrigued by this topic while she was working on her PhD degree in European history at the University of New Mexico. She finally found the time to pursue this story after she retired from Central New Mexico Community College where she taught courses in European and Far East history for more than twenty years. Born in Germany, she has lived in New Mexico for more than fifty years and continues to be captivated by its vibrant culture and rich history.


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LOST TREASURES & OLD MINES
A New Mexico Federal Writers' Project Book
By Ann Lacy and Anne Valley-Fox, compilers and editors

Stories about mines and treasures from writers in the Federal Writers’ Project in New Mexico between 1936 and 1940.

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Between 1850 and 1912, Territorial New Mexico was home to a diverse mix of peoples. Contesting with those who had lived in the region for thousands of years, an array of newcomers arrived: Hispanic settlers, Anglo homesteaders, ranchers, cowboys, sheepherders, merchants, railroad men and—perhaps its chief adventurers—treasure hunters and prospectors.

Lost Treasures & Old Mines brims with stories of gold fever, copper ore and silver mining in the American Southwest. In 1541 when Coronado’s conquistadors arrived in search of the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola, pre-Columbian natives had long been mining for turquoise. The stories in this collection tell of hidden Indian mines, treasures lost en route to Spain, gold heists on trains and stagecoaches, placer miners roaming the hills and chicanery among claim partners. Geronimo, Victorio, Billy the Kid and U.S. Calvary soldiers thread through these stories, along with lucky characters who strike the motherlode and hapless ones who lose their fortunes. The Lost Juan Mondragon Mine, The Dead Burro Mine, the Lost Mine of the Pedernal, the Adams Diggings, Elizabethtown and Pinos Altos—such places live as shining memories in these oral histories of fabulous fortunes lost and found.

Between 1936 and 1940, field workers in the New Deal Works Project Administration’s Federal Writers’ Project recorded authentic accounts of life in the early days of New Mexico. These original documents, published here for the first time as a story collection, reflect the conditions of the New Mexico Territory as played out in dynamic clashes between individuals and groups competing for control of the land and resources.

Lost Treasures & Old Mines, the third in the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book Series, features a lively collection of stories and historic photographs of the era. The first and second books in the series are Outlaws & Desperados and Frontier Stories.

Ann Lacy, an artist and researcher/writer, has lived in New Mexico since 1979. She has worked for Project Crossroads, a not-for-profit educational resource group, in projects related to New Mexico history and culture. Participating in preserving open space and preservation efforts, she received a City of Santa Fe Heritage Preservation Award in 2000.

Anne Valley-Fox, co-editor of the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series and staff member with Project Crossroads, is a poet and writer. Her nonfiction books include Your Mythic Journey (co-author, Sam Keen). Her fourth collection of poetry, How Shadows Are Bundled, was published by University of New Mexico Press.

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LUIS DE CARVAJAL
The Origins of Nuevo Reino de León
By Samuel Temkin

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In 1579 Philip II awarded a large territory in New Spain to a Portuguese man named Luis de Carvajal. That territory included a significant portion of present day Mexico, as well as portions of Texas and New Mexico. This remarkable man discovered, conquered, and settled most of that territory. He also brought a large group of settlers from Spain and Portugal whose impact on its cultural development was very significant. Many of those settlers were of Jewish descent and some of them were tried by the Inquisition for practicing the faith of their ancestors. This book is a biography of Carvajal and is based on documents that were written during his life or soon after his death. The narrative follows him from birth to death and describes the actions he took to give rise to Nuevo Reino de León. These included explorations and discoveries; battles with free Indians; pacifications of Indian uprisings; and legal fights with Crown officials who were determined to eliminate him and to end his government. In the end his enemies defeated him with the help of the Inquisition, but the political entity he gave rise to did not die with him.

Samuel Temkin is Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University. He received a PhD in Engineering from Brown University and has been a visiting professor in Chile, Germany, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Spain. Professor Temkin is the author of Elements of Acoustics and Suspension Acoustics: An Introduction to the Physics of Suspensions as well as numerous research articles on Acoustics and Fluid Dynamics, and of many research articles, on the topic of this book. Dr. Temkin was born in Mexico City and was raised in Monterrey, Mexico, the capital city of what once was Nuevo Reino de León.

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LYON HUNTS & HUMOR
True Life Hunting and Adventure Stories
By Tolbert James Lyon

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This collection of true life hunting and wilderness stories gives a telling insight into a period of the American West that had a philosophy and humor all its own. A time that has faded and will soon be lost forever.This collection of true life hunting and wilderness stories gives a telling insight into a period of the American West that had a philosophy and humor all its own. A time that has faded and will soon be lost forever. “Shorty” Lyon, a widely-published writer, is best known as a hunter/trapper/philosopher but he was also a pioneer, homesteader, miner, mill hand, woodcutter, forester, conservationist, rancher, hunting guide, farmer and an honored member of The New Mexico Trapper’s Hall of Fame.

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THE MAN WITH THE CALABASH PIPE
Some Observations
By Oliver La Farge

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From 1950 until just before his death in 1963, Pulitzer Prize winner (for Laughing Boy) Oliver La Farge wrote weekly columns for The Santa Fe New Mexican—a total of some 350,000 words. A collection of these writings was edited in 1966 by his friend, Winfield Townley Scott and published as The Man With the Calabash Pipe.

As Scott says in his introduction, “Though often in the background, and with much said relevant to anywhere in America, a strong sense of place permeates these essays, whatever their matter. The Southwest in general, Santa Fe in particular, became his locus classicus—or his pulpit.” Sometimes the “observations” that take place in some of the pieces in this collection are between La Farge and his alter ego, the “Man With the Calabash Pipe,” thus the title of the book, and they are marvels of rueful humor. In others the author enjoys his talks with his imaginary friend, Horned Husband Kachina Chief from Awatovi. In writing about Santa Fe, La Farge scolded, reprimanded, corrected, reminded, berated, bemoaned, rejoiced in, and urged on the town in a dozen moods, always out of a fierce devotion. His comments on “Writing the Language” are salutatory as well as amusing. Then, in and out of these essays wanders that Man With the Calabash Pipe—a sardonic bachelor who refuses to light his heater since a likeable mouse is in residence underneath it.

Scott continues, “…I think any reader who never had to the luck to know Oliver La Farge will touch the man as nowhere else in his work save perhaps that revealing autobiography, Raw Material; and will be touched and will come to feel the overtones of a unique, complex individual.”

Born in 1901, Oliver Hazard Perry La Farge is ranked among the literary lions of Southwestern letters. Since he died in 1963, his reputation has continued to grow and new honors have been added to his name. Laughing Boy, a novel of Navajo life, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1930, putting his name in lights before he was 30.

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MARIA MAKING POTTERY
The Story of Famous American Indian Potter Maria Martinez
By Hazel Hyde

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Maria Martinez is the renowned late potter of San Ildefonso Pueblo in New Mexico whose pots were often given by President Lyndon Johnson to visiting heads of state. This book tells, in simple terms and photographs, how she produced her famous polished blackware. Maria’s pots are in museums and private collections all over the world. Hazel Hyde originally composed a picture story similar to the current book about Maria Martinez in 1930 for the students in her private school in New York City to teach them about pottery making among American Southwestern Indians.

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THE MATACHINES DANCE
A Ritual Dance of the Indian Pueblos and Mexicano/Hispano Communities
By Sylvia Rodriguez

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The Matachines dance is a ritual drama performed on certain saint’s days in Pueblo Indian and Mexicano/Hispano communities along the upper Río Grande valley in New Mexico and elsewhere in the American Southwest. It derives from a genre of medieval European folk dramas symbolizing conflict between Christians and Moors. Spaniards brought it to the Americas as a vehicle for Christianizing the Indians. In this book, Rodríguez explores the colorful, complex, and often enigmatic Matachines dance as it is performed today.

In the Upper Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico, the Matachines is the only ritual dance performed in both Indian Pueblos and Hispano communities. There, the dance involves two lines of masked dancers, a young girl in white and her crowned, masked, male partner, a bull, and two clowns. Accompanied usually by violin and guitar, these characters enact a choreographic drama that symbolizes encounter, struggle, and transformation-resolution.

In this classic, prize-winning ethnographic study, anthropologist and native New Mexican Sylvia Rodríguez compares Indian Pueblo and Hispano Matachines dance performance traditions to discover what they share, how they differ, what they reveal about specific communities, and what they mean to those who continue to perform them with devotion and skill.

Sylvia Rodríguez, a professor of anthropology at the University of New Mexico, studies interethnic relations in the US-Mexico Borderlands, with particular focus on Hispano/Mexicano-Pueblo-Anglo relations in the Upper Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico. She holds degrees from Barnard College and Stanford University, and has taught at Carleton College and the University of California, Los Angeles. Her publications deal with the impact of tourism on ethnic relations; the politics of identity, place, and representation; identity and ritual; and conflict over land and water. She continues to conduct ethnographic fieldwork in and around her home town of Taos.

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MAXWELL LAND GRANT
Facsimile of the Original 1942 Edition
By William A. Keleher

The history of a New Mexico land grant made in 1841 under Mexican rule. Preface by Michael L. Keleher with a New Foreword by Marc Simmons

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When the United States acquired New Mexico by invasion and conquest on August 15, 1846, it inherited a land grant problem of considerable magnitude. This problem continued for decades until 1870 when the United States Congress suddenly declined to act at all on any New Mexico grant claim. Among the grants that had been confirmed, however, was the Miranda and Beaubien, or Maxwell Land Grant, and that is the dominant theme of this book.

Originally made in 1841 to Guadalupe Miranda and Charles Beaubien under Mexican rule, the Maxwell Land Grant was determined to embrace almost two million acres of land--2,460 square miles. Politicians, Indians, courts, ministers of the gospel, early day settlers, and soldiers, all had their place in the story of the Grant. Governor Manuel Armijo, the last chief executive under Mexican rule, Padre Martinez of Taos, Lucien B. Maxwell, Kit Carson, Charles Ben, Dick Wootton and many another old timer live again in these pages that read like fiction but are, in fact, totally true accounts.

William A. Keleher (1886-1972) observed first hand the changing circumstances of people and places of New Mexico. Born in Lawrence, Kansas, he arrived in Albuquerque two years later, with his parents and two older brothers. The older brothers died of diphtheria within a few weeks of their arrival. As an adult, Keleher worked for more than four years as a Morse operator, and later as a reporter on New Mexico newspapers. Bidding a reluctant farewell to newspaper work, Keleher studied law at Washington & Lee University and started practicing law in 1915. He was recognized as a successful attorney, being honored by the New Mexico State Bar as one of the outstanding Attorneys of the Twentieth Century. One quickly observes from his writings, and writings about him, that he lived a fruitful and exemplary life. He is also the author of Turmoil in New Mexico, Violence in Lincoln County, The Fabulous Frontier, and Memoirs, all from Sunstone Press.

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MEETING THE TRAIN
Hagerman, New Mexico and Its Pioneers
By Hagerman Historical Society, Compilers

New Foreword by Katherine Kitch Hagerman

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When W. E. Utterback began compiling the history of Hagerman, New Mexico in 1968, he asked Mrs. B. W. Curry to help. The two of them were doing fine, but soon discovered that Hagerman had more history than they had bargained for. It had become such a tremendous undertaking the others in the community offered to aid the struggling historians--and the Hagerman History Book Club was born. From the efforts of the Club has come this book. It is a unique achievement. No professional writers set about to search library stacks or interview “old times.” No professional writers, in fact, even saw the manuscript until it was finished. The Hagerman pioneers and their descendents have written their own stories, weaving them into a colorful history. Each has become an author in his or her own way. So this is the story of Hagerman as it was with a new foreword by Katherine Kitch Hagerman. It is history remembered by those who lived it.

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MEMOIRS
Episodes in New Mexico History, 1892-1969
By William A. Keleher

Facsimile of the 1969 Edition with a New Foreword by Marc Simmons and Preface by Michael L. Keleher

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William A. Keleher always had an active curiosity and this made him an outstanding newspaperman and an indefatigable researcher of historical events. It led him into many intellectual adventures that resulted in a whole series of books of New Mexicana. In this personal narrative, he gives readers a glimpse behind the scenes of his career not only as a writer but as a lawyer. The pages of this last book are full of rich anecdotes and little-known episodes involving such men as Governor Clyde Tingley, Senator Bronson Cutting, Elfego Baca, and Senator Dennis Chavez. Here is the story of how a bank was saved, how political careers were initiated and blocked, the story of an editor who wrote the editorials on both sides of an important question for the competing newspapers, previously unpublished stories about Eugene Manlove Rhodes, and how Elfego Baca collected an insurance settlement. There is also the account of Franz Huning, whose “castle” was partly in New Albuquerque, partly in Old Albuquerque, and a story of visiting the Old Town jail to see an Albuquerque editor serving a term for contempt. Like his other books, Memoirs is essential for anyone interested in the history and culture of the American Southwest.

William A. Keleher (1886-1972) observed first hand the changing circumstances of people and places of New Mexico. Born in Lawrence, Kansas, he arrived in Albuquerque two years later, with his parents and two older brothers. The older brothers died of diphtheria within a few weeks of their arrival. As an adult, Keleher worked for more than four years as a Morse operator, and later as a reporter on New Mexico newspapers. Bidding a reluctant farewell to newspaper work, Keleher studied law at Washington & Lee University and started practicing law in 1915. He was recognized as a successful attorney, being honored by the New Mexico State Bar as one of the outstanding Attorneys of the Twentieth Century. One quickly observes from his writings, and writings about him, that he lived a fruitful and exemplary life. He is also the author of Turmoil in New Mexico, Violence in Lincoln County, Maxwell Land Grant, and The Fabulous Frontier, all from Sunstone Press.

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THE MESILLA VALLEY
An Oasis in the Desert
By Jon Hunner with Peter Dean, Frankie Miller, Jeffrey Schnitzer, Christopher Schurtz, and Stephen Vann

A collection of historical and contemporary photographs of the Mesilla Valley that tell the history and heritage of this southern New Mexico region.

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The Mesilla Valley in southern New Mexico is an oasis in the Chihuahuan desert. It has attracted people for hundreds of years to its bosques of cottonwood trees, its life giving water, and its opportunities. Up and down the Mesilla Valley, from the healing waters at Radium Springs to the historic village of Mesilla, from the mountain ranges that border the east and the west to New Mexico State University, and from the agricultural communities of the south valley, this south-central part of New Mexico illustrates why the state is called the Land of Enchantment. Historic photos from local archives and contemporary pictures show how people lived, worked, and played.

This book continues the program by the Public History Program at New Mexico State University to publish local histories of the communities of New Mexico. The two previous books, Santa Fe: An Historic Walking Tour and Las Cruces: The City of Crosses also utilized historic photographs to tell to history of these New Mexican cities. However, The Mesilla Valley is the first book in a new series that the Public History Program has created in collaboration with Sunstone Press. The New Mexico Centennial History Series features books written by local historians about their towns and communities, and the important people who have made New Mexico what it is today. The series not only commemorates the centennial of New Mexico’s statehood in 1912, but celebrates the entire history of the state.

Jon Hunner is Professor of History at New Mexico State University where he directs the Public History Program and teaches both public and U.S. history. His publications include Inventing Los Alamos: The Growth of an Atomic Community and Chasing Oppie: Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Atomic West. He also has chapters in Preserving Western History, Atomic Culture, Western Lives, and Time Travels: Innovative and Creative Methods of Historic Environment Education in Modern Museums. Peter Dean, Frankie Miller, Jeffrey Schnitzer, Christopher Schurtz, and Stephen Vann were students in the Public History Program. As co-authors of The Mesilla Valley, they researched, selected photos, wrote captions, and assembled the book.

Proposals for a book in this series should be sent to Jon Hunner at: Public History Program, Department of History, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003.

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THE MILITARY OCCUPATION OF THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO, 1846-1851
Facsimile of the Original 1909 Edition
By Ralph Emerson Twitchell

The History of the New Mexico Campaign in the war with Mexico.

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The author, in his introduction to the 1909 edition of this book, referring to the war with Mexico in the New Mexico Territory, says: “Here is presented to the student a wonderful field of historic research. The American Occupation period has been chosen as the one most easily described, and, at the same time, one of the most interesting in the history of the American people, containing, as it does, the deeds of men who won the West, men whose courage, devotion to country and true citizenship enabled them to accomplish the greatest military achievement of modern times, a single regiment of citizen soldiers, marching nearly six thousand miles through five states of a foreign nation, living off the resources of the invaded country, almost annihilating a powerful army, conquering and treating with powerful Indian tribes, and, returning home, graced with the trophies of victory, all with the loss of less than a hundred men.” The author hoped that the book, with its many illustrations, would instill “lessons of patriotism, honor, valor and love of country.”

Ralph Emerson Twitchell was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on November 29, 1859. Arriving in New Mexico when he was twenty-three, he immediately became involved in political and civic activities. In 1885 he helped organize a new territorial militia in Santa Fe and saw active duty in western New Mexico. Later appointed judge advocate of the Territorial Militia, he attained the rank of colonel, a title he was proud to use for the rest of his life. By 1893 he was elected the mayor of Santa Fe and, thereafter, district attorney of Santa Fe County.

Twitchell probably promoted New Mexico as much as any single New Mexican of his generation. An avid supporter of New Mexico statehood, he argued the territory’s case for elevated political status, celebrated its final victory in 1912, and even designed New Mexico’s first state flag in 1915. In the apt words of an editorial in the Santa Fe New Mexican at the time of Twitchell’s death in 1925: “As press agent for the best things of New Mexico, her traditions, history, beauty, glamour, scenery, archaeology, and material resources, he was indefatigable and efficient.”

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THE MISSIONS OF NEW MEXICO Since 1776
By John L. Kessell

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The Bicentennial of the United States in 1976 gave rise to myriad projects. In New Mexico—still a borderlands possession of Spain in 1776—an unusually keen Franciscan observer, Fray Francisco Atanasio Domínguez, painted an extraordinarily detailed and often unflattering word picture of the colony. The Missions of New Mexico, 1776, impeccably translated and edited by distinguished historians Eleanor B. Adams and Fray Angélico Chávez, is a single source like no other that reveals life in raw and remote, late-eighteenth-century New Mexico.

Dispatched from Mexico City as canonical inspector of the missions of New Mexico, the meticulous Father Domínguez stepped off the measurements of the churches, counted the number of ceiling beams, and described the physical layout and contents of the missions, all to the delight of subsequent architectural and art historians. Given such detailed descriptions of the missions’ fabric in 1776, a simple question arose. What has become of these mud-and-stone-built structures in the past two hundred years?

Historian John L. Kessell’s The Missions of New Mexico Since 1776 addresses that question. “Two hundred years after Domínguez,” Kessell concludes, “the survival count is nothing to brag about. Of the thirty-two churches or chapels he recorded in 1776, twelve persist on more or less the same foundations in more or less the same form–San Miguel in Santa Fe, Santa Cruz de la Cañada, Picurís, Las Trampas, Tomé, Cochití, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Zia, Laguna, Ácoma, and Isleta.” And none of these has fallen since 1980. Most, in fact, are being lovingly cared for.

Played out differently at each location, all of Domínguez’s churches underwent the same progression. First came neglect as Spain’s American empire crumbled and Mexico tried to rule. Next Anglos peddling modernization offered tin roofs for dirt or, better still, new structures for old. By then, however, nostalgic folks had begun experiencing the charm of the outdated, and the Pueblo-Mission style of architecture was born. Simultaneously, just in time toward the end of the nineteenth century, dawned the continuing era of historic preservation. New Mexico’s surviving missions had become monuments.

The new editions of Missions and Missions Since from Sunstone Press make readily available these two complementary fixtures of New Mexico cultural studies.

Born in New Jersey and raised in California, John L. Kessell did not set out to be a professional historian. His work in the 1960s, however, at Tumacacori National Monument, site of a Spanish colonial mission, alerted him to the possibility. Returning to graduate school with new purpose, he earned his doctorate at the University of New Mexico, survived a precarious decade as historian-for-hire, and joined the UNM Department of History. His major historical editing project with colleagues Rick Hendricks, Meredith D. Dodge, and Larry D. Miller resulted in the six-volume Journals of don Diego de Vargas, New Mexico, 1691–1704. Kessell is also author of Kiva, Cross and Crown: The Pecos Indians and New Mexico, 1540–1840, Pueblos, Spaniards, and the Kingdom of New Mexico, and East Orange by Christmas, the latter also from Sunstone Press.


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THE MISSIONS OF NEW MEXICO, 1776
By Eleanor B. Adams and Fray Angélico Chávez, Translators and Annotators

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Fray Francisco Atanasio Domínguez, canonical inspector of the missions of New Mexico in 1776, compared most everything in New Mexico to Mexico City, “the delightful and alluring cradle of my birth, for which no praise is ever adequate.” And hardly anything measured up. He disparaged the people of New Mexico and the religious art of Spanish immigrant Bernardo de Miera y Pacheco. Then, by an ironic twist later in 1776, Domínguez found himself on a five-month vision quest with Miera and Fray Silvestre Vélez de Escalante. Domínguez likened New Mexican churches to hacienda granaries, wine cellars, or Mexican pulque parlors. He found fault with certain of his Franciscan brethren, calling them on their drunkenness, insubordination, or public scandal. Yet all the while, Father Domínguez maintained the keen eye and curiosity of a born observer.

From no other document do we learn so much about daily life in raw and remote late colonial New Mexico. How much a nanny goat cost (2 pesos), a fat pig (12 pesos), a trade knife (1 buffalo hide), a captive Indian girl from twelve to twenty years old (2 good horses and assorted dry goods), or the funeral of a Spanish child with tall cross and cope (8 pesos); how to prepare atole or chocolate (not coffee); the resentment of the colony’s merchants toward their Chihuahua creditors and the fatalism of New Mexican families living under constant threat of Comanche attack; or where to catch trout—such details abound.

Domínguez’s superiors, however, resentful of his unflattering wordiness and occasional wit, filed his commentary away unceremoniously and forgot it. Since its rediscovery in 1928 and now published in a new edition, the unparalleled Domínguez report has often been compared to the 1630 and 1634 memorials of Fray Alonso de Benavides. The contrast could scarcely be sharper. Benavides looked out hopefully upon a young colony bent upon the Christian conversion of the Pueblo Indians, and Domínguez saw realistically what an ever more secular world had wrought. Whereas Benavides condemned Pueblo Indian ceremonial kivas as dens of devil worship, Domínguez routinely inventoried them as men’s club houses. For their timely views, we are deeply indebted to both men.

The collaboration of Eleanor B. Adams—woman of letters, editor, and historian of colonial Latin America—and Fray Angélico Chávez—man of letters, priest, artist, and historian of Hispanic New Mexico—could not have been more fortuitous. Together, they polished for us this unique window on late-eighteenth-century New Mexico, providing a seamless translation as well as explanatory materials. It is more than fitting that by their art the words of the uncompromising Father Domínguez live on.


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THE MOTHER DITCH
A Bilingual Story of A Stream of Water
By Oliver LaFarge

Illustrated, English/Spanish, bibliography

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The mother ditch, or acequia madre, is the main water line that is dug by hand and feeds many of the smaller acequias that cover the fertile land of Northern New Mexico. The acequias, water ditches, were used to irrigate the fields of crops for many farmers in the early days of settlement in New Mexico. A unique technology, the acequia, especially the mother ditch, had to be taken care of by everyone in the community that benefited from its generosity. A governing body was established to watch over the utilization and maintenance of the ditch. The mayordomo was the top elected official to preside over the governing council, and he was also required to perform numerous responsibilities representative of the people of the community. The acequia was truly one of the last vestiges of a life where people depended on each other for survival. The life of the community revolved around the acequia. Cooperation was essential to ensure everyone’s sustenance. Today, many of the acequias the early settlers of New Mexico depended on have dried up. Yet, when one stands in the footings of these sand pits, you can feel the presence of the power of water that was so significant to the development of human progress in this part of the continent. English and Spanish edition.

Oliver La Farge, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Laughing Boy, originally published The Mother Ditch in 1954 as a children’s book. It is more vital and informative to us today than it was then. A genteel, intellectual New Englander, La Farge had discovered another world on the Navajo Reservation and, later, among the Hispanic villagers of Northern New Mexico. He spent much of his career as a writer sending messages back to the East proclaiming what he had found. Other books by Oliver La Farge from Sunstone Press include: Behind the Mountains, Cochise of Arizona, The Enemy Gods, The Man with the Calabash Pipe, A Pause in the Desert, and Raw Material.

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MOUNTAIN VILLAGES
Stories of History and Hearsay
By Alice Bullock

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Done in her swift, story-telling style, Alice Bullock creates a fine mixture of history and hearsay so that we can never forget what once was . . . in our haste to be a part of what now is. The book tells of the small New Mexico villages with light-hearted charm, but also tells a great many unforgettable facts in a style that has won Mrs. Bullock a wide national readership.

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MY CITY DIFFERENT
A Half-Century in Santa Fe
By Betty E. Bauer

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“Santa Fe is known as The City Different. But not just because of its beautiful scenery, its rich traditions or historical heritage. I think it’s the people—those wonderful individuals whose proclivities have labeled them a little the other side of center and who have added the spice to the life I enjoyed there for so many years. I hope the reader will enjoy some of my memories.”

With that, Betty Bauer turns us loose to ponder over why streakers never bothered to streak in Santa Fe, why one prominent publisher found solace in the lid of an ornate cigarette box, and how Santa Feans solve the problem of trees standing in the way of building sites. Did you know that one restaurant owner attracted customers by having a full-grown bobcat prowl the premises? Or that Santa Feans still have a yearly celebration that started in 1712 and includes the burning of a thirty-foot dummy? What about the “five nuts in adobe huts”? Not to mention the mysterious and color-coded worshipers of St. Germain, or what happened when a zealous cop insisted a local landscaper’s station wagon was filled with marijuana plants. One man even had a dream of building a major opera house just outside of town! Its all here—fifty years spent in soaking up everything that truly makes Santa Fe “The City Different.”

Betty E. Bauer arrived in Santa Fe in 1948 and lived there from 1953 to 2000. She and her partner, Marian F. Love, founded and published The Santa Fean Magazine from 1972 to 1994. She was very active in civic, municipal and cultural pursuits, having served as the first woman President of the Santa Fe Press Club (now defunct), the first woman President (now Chairman of the Board) of the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Santa Fe Festival of the Arts, as well as on numerous civic and municipal committees. She now lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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MY LIFE ON THE FRONTIER, 1864-1882
Facsimile of Original 1935 Edition
By Miguel Antonio Otero

New Foreword by Ray John de Aragón

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Miguel Antonio Otero (1859-1944) not only distinguished himself as a political leader in New Mexico and lived out his life as a champion of the people, but he is also highly recognized for his career as an author. He published his legendary My Life on the Frontier, 1864-1882, in 1935, followed by The Real Billy the Kid: With New Light on the Lincoln County War in 1936, My Life on the Frontier, 1882-1897 in 1939, and My Nine Years as Governor of the Territory of New Mexico, 1897-1906 in 1940. These books, of which this is one in Sunstone’s Southwest Heritage Series, are filled with the raw power and intrigue of the Wild West written by one who lived it. One would expect no less from such a vibrant personality who filled the pages of his monumental history with the passionate memories of an exciting era.

Otero was born in St. Louis, Missouri. His father, who bore the same name, and who was born in Valencia, New Mexico in 1829, had built up a stellar career in the East. Miguel Antonio Otero, Jr. was brought up in a family of wealth and influence, but he also experienced the hardships of growing up in a household that was always on the move. His family’s sojourns took him from one town to another across Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. During Miguel A. Otero’s travels and frequent stopovers in Wild Western towns he came into contact with notorious outlaws like Clay Allison and popular lawmen such as Wild Bill Hickok, Pat Garrett, Elfego Baca, and other well known figures including Doc Holliday, William F. Cody (“Buffalo Bill”), General George A. Custer, and frontiersman Christopher “Kit” Carson. In fact, Otero was such an adventurous soul that he always sought out, or was in close contact with, anyone making headlines during the turbulent era he lived in. He even published a short lived newspaper called the Otero Optic, which eventually became the Las Vegas Daily Optic. He began his illustrious career in politics as Las Vegas City Clerk, San Miguel County probate clerk, county clerk, and recorder, and district court clerk. Then in 1892 President William McKinley appointed Miguel Antonio Otero as governor of the New Mexico territory where he served until 1906.

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MY LIFE ON THE FRONTIER, 1882-1897
Facsimile of Original 1939 Edition
By Miguel Antonio Otero

New Foreword by Ray John de Aragón

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Miguel Antonio Otero (1859-1944) not only distinguished himself as a political leader in New Mexico and lived out his life as a champion of the people, but he is also highly recognized for his career as an author. He published his legendary My Life on the Frontier, 1864-1882, in 1935, followed by The Real Billy the Kid: With New Light on the Lincoln County War in 1936, My Life on the Frontier, 1882-1897 in 1939, and My Nine Years as Governor of the Territory of New Mexico, 1897-1906 in 1940. These books, of which this is one in Sunstone’s Southwest Heritage Series, are filled with the raw power and intrigue of the Wild West written by one who lived it. One would expect no less from such a vibrant personality who filled the pages of his monumental history with the passionate memories of an exciting era.

Otero was born in St. Louis, Missouri. His father, who bore the same name, and who was born in Valencia, New Mexico in 1829, had built up a stellar career in the East. Miguel Antonio Otero, Jr. was brought up in a family of wealth and influence, but he also experienced the hardships of growing up in a household that was always on the move. His family’s sojourns took him from one town to another across Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. During Miguel A. Otero’s travels and frequent stopovers in Wild Western towns he came into contact with notorious outlaws like Clay Allison and popular lawmen such as Wild Bill Hickok, Pat Garrett, Elfego Baca, and other well known figures including Doc Holliday, William F. Cody (“Buffalo Bill”), General George A. Custer, and frontiersman Christopher “Kit” Carson. In fact, Otero was such an adventurous soul that he always sought out, or was in close contact with, anyone making headlines during the turbulent era he lived in. He even published a short lived newspaper called the Otero Optic, which eventually became the Las Vegas Daily Optic. He began his illustrious career in politics as Las Vegas City Clerk, San Miguel County probate clerk, county clerk, and recorder, and district court clerk. Then in 1892 President William McKinley appointed Miguel Antonio Otero as governor of the New Mexico territory where he served until 1906.

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MY NINE YEARS AS GOVERNOR OF THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO, 1897-1906
Facsimile of Original 1940 Edition
By Miguel Antonio Otero

New Foreword by Ray John de Aragón

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Miguel Antonio Otero (1859-1944) not only distinguished himself as a political leader in New Mexico and lived out his life as a champion of the people, but he is also highly recognized for his career as an author. He published his legendary My Life on the Frontier, 1864-1882, in 1935, followed by The Real Billy the Kid: With New Light on the Lincoln County War in 1936, My Life on the Frontier, 1882-1897 in 1939, and My Nine Years as Governor of the Territory of New Mexico, 1897-1906 in 1940. These books, of which this is one in Sunstone’s Southwest Heritage Series, are filled with the raw power and intrigue of the Wild West written by one who lived it. One would expect no less from such a vibrant personality who filled the pages of his monumental history with the passionate memories of an exciting era.

Otero was born in St. Louis, Missouri. His father, who bore the same name, and who was born in Valencia, New Mexico in 1829, had built up a stellar career in the East. Miguel Antonio Otero, Jr. was brought up in a family of wealth and influence, but he also experienced the hardships of growing up in a household that was always on the move. His family’s sojourns took him from one town to another across Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. During Miguel A. Otero’s travels and frequent stopovers in Wild Western towns he came into contact with notorious outlaws like Clay Allison and popular lawmen such as Wild Bill Hickok, Pat Garrett, Elfego Baca, and other well known figures including Doc Holliday, William F. Cody (“Buffalo Bill”), General George A. Custer, and frontiersman Christopher “Kit” Carson. In fact, Otero was such an adventurous soul that he always sought out, or was in close contact with, anyone making headlines during the turbulent era he lived in. He even published a short lived newspaper called the Otero Optic, which eventually became the Las Vegas Daily Optic. He began his illustrious career in politics as Las Vegas City Clerk, San Miguel County probate clerk, county clerk, and recorder, and district court clerk. Then in 1892 President William McKinley appointed Miguel Antonio Otero as governor of the New Mexico territory where he served until 1906.

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MY PENITENTE LAND
Reflections of Spanish New Mexico
By Fray Angélico Chávez

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This unusual book, Fray Angélico Chávez’s personal meditation on his cultural heritage, is also a kind of spiritual autobiography of the Hispano people of New Mexico. The spirit of New Mexico, he feels, grows out of its dry mountain terrain whose hills and valleys resemble those of Spain and of ancient Palestine. Just as this kind of landscape helped the Hebrew shepherd Abraham to find his God, so in Fray Angélico’s view, have New Mexico’s mountains kept her people close to their God. In evoking this special closeness between the divine and the human, the author returns repeatedly to the Penitentes of New Mexico—the societies of men who scourge themselves and replay the Crucifixion each Holy Week to share the sufferings of their Savior.

Some of his ideas will spark controversy over the meaning of New Mexico’s past, but Fray Angélico Chávez’s viewpoint, representing that of many native Spanish Americans, deserves the attention of every reader with an interest in the state’s Hispanic heritage. No one can read this book without gaining a new understanding of the world of the New Mexican Hispano imbedded in the dry, hilly landscape of the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains.

Fray Angélico Chávez has been called a renaissance man and New Mexico's foremost twentieth-century humanist by biographer Ellen McCracken. Any way you measure his career, Fray Angélico Chávez was an unexpected phenomenon in the wide and sunlit land of the American Southwest. In the decades following his ordination as a Franciscan priest in 1937, Chávez performed the difficult duties of an isolated backcountry pastor. His assignments included Hispanic villages and Indian pueblos. As an army chaplain in World War II, he accompanied troops in bloody landings on Pacific islands, claiming afterwards that because of his small stature, Japanese bullets always missed him.

In time, despite heavy clerical duties, Fray Angélico managed to become an author of note as well as something of an artist and muralist. Upon all of his endeavors one finds, understandably, the imprint of his religious perspective. During nearly seventy years of writing, he published almost two dozen books. Among them were novels, essays, poetry, biographies, and histories.

All true aficionados of the American Southwest's history and culture will profit by collecting and reading the significant body of work left to us by the remarkable Fray Angé1ico Chávez. Sunstone Press has now brought back into print some of these rare titles.

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THE NATIVE MARKET OF THE SPANISH NEW MEXICAN CRAFTSMAN, 1933-1940
By Sarah Nestor

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Anglo-Americans in New Mexico were a major cause of the decline of traditional Spanish New Mexican crafts in the nineteenth century; in a reverse swing, they helped to bring about a revival in the twentieth century. When the railroad came west in the 1880s life in New Mexico changed almost overnight, and crafts which had thrived in isolation declined rapidly. Then in the 1920s and 1930s artists, anthropologists, educators, and other patrons in the state, recognizing the unique beauty and charm of New Mexico's Spanish colonial crafts, saw the need not only to preserve crafts from the past, but also to encourage their revival in the present.

Foremost among these patrons was Leonora Curtin of Santa Fe. Born into a prominent but rather bohemian family, she was instrumental in promoting this revival. In 1934, during the darkest years of the Great Depression, Native Market was born. This endeavor, which became the forerunner of today’s world famous yearly Santa Fe Spanish Market, was Leonora’s brainchild. Greatly involved in the local art scene of the times, Leonora recognized the pressing need to preserve the rapidly vanishing traditional craft production of Spanish speaking artisans of the region. Through her leadership, dedication, and outreach, New Mexico’s Hispano crafts people and artists were given renewed opportunities to market their often enchantingly beautiful creations through the successful commercial venture known as Native Market.

This is that story.

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NEW MEXICO MAVERICKS
Stories from a Fabled Past
By Marc Simmons

“Marc Simmons’ writing draws you into the maelstrom of our history with ease and clarity.” THE SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN

"Simmons is a consummate historian and writer. Each narrative is well told and gives insight into the fascinating history of New Mexico. These essays will inspire readers to want to know more. The entire collection provides informative and entertaining reading, proving, perhaps, that it takes a maverick historian to tell a maverick's tale." WAGON TRACKS, Santa Fe Trail Association Quarterly

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“I first saw New Mexico as a kid, in 1950,” the author says. “At once I fell under its hypnotic spell, as have so many others. My commitment to become a writer about things New Mexican was born shortly thereafter. From more than a half century of prowlings along the byways of the state, I’ve managed to glean a fair knowledge of its peoples and culture.

“What continues to impress me is that history in New Mexico lies so close to the surface. Here one continually runs into Indians, Hispanos and fourth or fifth generation Anglos whose lives and outlook are firmly rooted in the years before yesterday. Moreover, their personal histories are enriched by the backdrop of an extraordinary landscape. These realities have provided me an abundance of material for carving out the series of short narratives compiled in the book.”

MARC SIMMONS is a professional author and historian who has published more than forty books on New Mexico and the American Southwest. His popular “Trail Dust” column is syndicated in several regional newspapers. In 1993, King Juan Carlos of Spain admitted him to the knightly Order of Isabel la Católica for his contributions to Spanish colonial history.

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NEW MEXICO ROCKS & MINERALS
The Collecting Guide Including Maps
By F.S. Kimbler & R.J. Narsavage, Jr.

“…a long-needed guide to its [New Mexico’s] still profitable localities.” --Rocks and Minerals

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It has been said that mineral and rock collecting is one of the most popular hobbies throughout the world and one that can be very rewarding and pleasurable for both the serious collector and for the weekend amateur. This guide was compiled to spread the collecting word and to share the localities in the “Land of Enchantment.” It has a detailed listing of collectable New Mexico minerals, agates and petrified wood and includes over 125 collecting sites and how to get to them as well as 32 county maps indicating collecting locations. The authors have also noted access problems, such as private property, government lands and the necessity for four-wheel drive vehicles, and they have provided the reader with collecting and safety tips.

The listings are divided by counties, then localities with the rocks and minerals that can be collected there. There is also a cross-referenced index of localities, maps and minerals.

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ISBN: 978-0-91327-097-4
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NEW MEXICO TERRITORIAL ERA CARICATURES
By Ron Hamm

A collection of caricatures and short biographies of prominent men in New Mexico Territorial times.

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Step inside the pages of New Mexico Territorial Era Caricatures and learn about the men who made New Mexico what it is. See their likenesses and read about them. Druggists, farmers, postmasters. Many in these pages were just ordinary men who were concerned about running their businesses, making a living, and providing for their families. If they had time they attended lodge meetings and helped make their community a better place in which to live. But there were others. They made their mark on a larger territorial stage. Governors, senators, land speculators, educators, military men, influential newspaper editors. They were true movers and shakers. What all these men in this book had in common was their love for New Mexico and their desire to make it better. Some of these men you thought you knew. Learn anew. Others you have never heard of. This book will make you wish you had. Discover hidden facets and see their likeness drawn at their height of their renown by a master illustrator, Harry Samuel Palmer.

RON HAMM has written about New Mexico and New Mexicans for more than thirty years. He first wrote about many of the figures who appear in New Mexico Territorial Era Caricatures for New Mexico Magazine. Others appear more recently in his recent book, The Bursums of New Mexico. He never ceases to be grateful for the contributions they have made to the place he has called home for the past fifty years. His regret is that he could not have met them personally.


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NEW MEXICO'S STRUGGLE FOR STATEHOOD
Sixty Years of Effort to Obtain Self Government
By L. Bradford Prince

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LeBaron Bradford Prince (1840-1922) was a transplanted New Yorker, a tireless judge, a controversial territorial governor, a gentleman scholar, and an early leader of the Historical Society of New Mexico. In all these roles, and others, he was a passionate advocate of New Mexico statehood.

Prince was born, raised, and educated in New York. As a young attorney, his political career in state politics had progressed well until he clashed with leaders of the state Republican Party machine. Salvaging his political fortunes in the West, Prince won appointment as the chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court in 1879. By all accounts, no territorial judge worked harder than Prince, often hearing cases from 8:00 in the morning until 11:00 at night. In what time remained in his busy days, Prince compiled a 603-page volume of territorial laws and began to write history with the clear purpose of advocating New Mexico statehood. His first work on New Mexico history, entitled Historical Sketches of New Mexico from the Earliest Records to the American Occupation, appeared in 1883. New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood (1910) and The Student’s History of New Mexico (1921) followed. All are included in Sunstone’s Southwest Heritage Series.

This new edition of New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood includes a facsimile of the original edition along with a new foreword by Richard Melzer, PhD, a biographical sketch from History of New Mexico (1891) by Helen Haines, and a tribute to the memory of L. Bradford Prince from a publication of the Historical Society of New Mexico, No. 25.

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NINA OTERO-WARREN OF SANTA FE
By Charlotte T. Whaley

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"This is my favorite kind of history," writes Dick Haeberlin in Southwestern American Literature, "the story of a person I did not know about before, one not famous but important anyway." And important she was, as this new Sunstone Press edition of Nina Otero-Warren of Santa Fe reconfirms. In many ways her life paralleled that of Santa Fe and New Mexico in the early years of the twentieth century. Born in 1881, Nina saw New Mexico change from a mostly rural territory of sheep and cattle ranches operated by a few Hispanic ricos, to become the 47th state in 1912 with increasing Anglo immigrant influences. Her own father was murdered by an Anglo, James Whitney, who disputed Manuel Otero's right to his land. Acre after acre was wrenched away from her family in the Anglo-dominated courts. But Nina viewed the change as inevitable and proceeded to make it work for her. She married an Anglo, Rawson Warren, divorced him after two years, declared herself a widow, and kept his name. Her hyphenated surname, Otero-Warren, opened doors for her in both cultures and enabled her to achieve most of her goals, which were varied and ambitious.

Charlotte Whaley is editor emeritus of Southwest Review, founder and publisher, with her late husband, of Still Point Press, former president of the Texas Gamma chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and secretary emeritus of PEN Texas. A devotee of New Mexico and Santa Fe, she has had a home in Las Dos for twenty-six years. She divides her time between Dallas and Santa Fe.

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NIÑEZ: GAMES, STORIES AND VERSES OF SPANISH CHILDHOOD
Activities for Children
By Virginia Ebinger

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More than forty verses, games and stories of Spanish childhood folklore have been collected by the author from research based largely on archival materials gathered by WPA writers in the 1930s and in current interviews. A number of the pieces can be traced directly to Spain and were brought to America by early explorers and settlers. They serve as a link between the old and new worlds—a way to retain cultural and historical memory and transmit it to succeeding generations. Many interesting variations have occurred over the centuries, always the way with true folklore, as children have played the games and the stories have been told and retold. Literal translations, rules for playing the games and music for some of them are included.

“…a delightful little manual for persons who want to keep a culture alive with joyous song and gentle mystery.” —Books of the Southwest

The author, a native of New Mexico, was raised by homesteader grandparents who came to the territory soon after 1900. She early developed an appreciation for the history and folklore of the American Southwest and her collection of legends and lore began with the “cowboy/frontiersman” culture of Quay County where she grew up. She is also the author of Aguinaldos, Christmas Customs, Music and Foods of the Spanish-speaking Countries of the Americas from Sunstone Press.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-175-3
80 pp.,$16.95

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NO TEARS FOR BLACK JACK KETCHUM
Facsimile of Number 290 of the Original 1958 Edition
By F. Stanley

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Thomas Edward (“Black Jack”) Ketchum (October 31, 1863–April 26, 1901) was executed for an attempt to hold up the C. & S. train between Des Moines and Folsom in the northeaster corner of New Mexico. His other daring deeds as a desperado were not considered by the court. Ketchum was to be made an example in an effort to prevent further robberies as well as to prove to the rest of the nation that New Mexico knew how to deal with outlaws like Black Jack. Actually the hanging proved nothing. Rustlers, robbers, and outlaws continued on their merry way.

Looking back over Ketchum’s misdeeds, which were many, his misplaced bravery outshone the more widely known Billy the Kid who never came within range of Ketchum for daring, nerve, and hard riding. Ketchum, whose career began as an humble horse thief, wrote his own ticket with tragic results. The truth about Ketchum reads like fiction and the author shows no signs of embellishment in his account.

F. Stanley (Father Stanley Francis Louis Crocchiola) was a history buff whose curiosity and inner fire drew him to the study of people and places and events that had gone unnoticed until he saw them. It has been said that he wandered across the American Southwest like a Johnny Appleseed of history, planting seedlings in the form of booklets and leaving their later nurturing to others.

“An easterner by birth but a southwesterner at heart, Father Stanley Francis Louis Crocchiola had as many vocations as names,” says his biographer, Mary Jo Walker. “As a young man, he entered the Catholic priesthood and for nearly half a century served his church with great zeal in various capacities, attempting to balance the callings of teacher, pastor, historian and writer.” With limited money or free time, he also managed to write and publish one hundred and seventy-seven books and booklets pertaining to his adopted region under his nom de plume, F. Stanley, The initial in that name does not stand for Father, as many have assumed, but for Francis, which Louis Crocchiola took, with the name Stanley, at the time of his ordination as Franciscan friar in 1938. All of F. Stanley’s titles have now reached the status of expensive collector’s items.

This new edition in Sunstone’s Southwest Heritage Series includes a new foreword by Marc Simmons, an excerpt from F. Stanley’s biography by Mary Jo Walker, and a tribute to F. Stanley by Jack D. Rittenhouse (also from the biography).

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OFF THE PATH
The Zen of Mountains and Deserts
By Sydney Musai Walter

Journals and photographs from a Zen Master in the American Southwest.

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The author says: “I began my Zen practice in the midst of a life crisis, under the guidance of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. When I asked that Zen Master what I should do about my life dilemmas, he responded, ‘Do zazen. Life without zazen is like winding your clock without setting it. It runs perfectly well, but it doesn’t tell time.’ I have been following that advice for over four decades. I have turned to wild places for reassurance and adventure since I was a child. When I moved to Santa Fe in 1980 I found, in the Four Corners states, vast areas of mountain and desert wilderness where I could wander year-round, shedding the concerns of life in society and opening to the earth. These two fundamental streams of my life merge in my hikes and solo wilderness retreats. I hope in these photos and journals I can share some of the wonder and release I have found in this Buddhist wilderness practice.”

“I have known Musai for forty years, having sat my first Zen retreat right next to him. I have the greatest respect for him as a Zen Master and as a human being. He has brought Zen practice into the wilderness and brought wilderness into his Zen practice and teaching. His photos and words bring a new perspective on wilderness to his readers. I highly recommend this book to anyone who appreciates beautiful photography and the amazing simplicity of Zen.” —Roshi Dennis Genpo Merzel, Abbot, Kanzeon Zen Center, Creator of Big Mind practice

“I endorse this book and would recommend it without hesitation for two important reasons. First, the inspiration of the natural world as it informs our spirituality has never been more crucial than it is today, during this time of environmental challenge. This, coupled with lives spent in urban settings withdrawn from the natural world, brings a unique urgency to Musai’s message. Secondly, Musai expresses the distinctive voice of a mature spiritual elder who dares to open to the gifts of solitude and physical challenges.” —Roshi Wendy Egyoku Nakao, Abbot, Zen Center of Los Angeles

“This is one of those books that you will cherish for a life time. It is treasure house of wisdom and beauty, capturing the true sense of Zen and the wilds, a true path of no path.” —Roshi Joan Halifax, Abbot, Upaya Zen Center


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OLD FORTY-FOUR
A Historical and Geological Excursion Over New Mexico’s Old Route 44
By Dirk Van Hart

A study of New Mexico State Highway 44, now Federal Highway US-550, and its environs.

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This reader-friendly exploration along what was once New Mexico State Highway 44, now redesignated the southern part of federal highway US-550, melds both the human and geologic history along the major transportation corridor connecting the Rio Grande Valley in central New Mexico with the San Juan River Valley in the far northwestern part of the state. Numerous illustrations portray the region’s geology in a form intelligible and interesting to the non-geologist. The basic understanding of the landscape thus provides the scaffolding to support the stories of the interesting people who figure in the history along “Old 44." The book aims to provide a view of the highway and its environs in an entirely new way and to make history and geology seem a natural and necessary pairing.

Dirk Van Hart earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in geology, and in 1965 began a professional career as a petroleum geologist. During the next two decades the gypsy life of the geologist took him to Oklahoma, Texas, California, Guatemala, and Ecuador. In 1986 a career change led him to move his family to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he engaged in contract geological projects in Italy and Belize, and for a short while taught high-school science. In 1994 he joined a team effort to characterize the geology of Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque as a contractor for Sandia National Laboratories. He is now retired.


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354 pp.,$44.00


OLD SANTA FE
Facsimile of Number 281 of the Original 1925 Edition
By Ralph Emerson Twitchell

The story of New Mexico’s Ancient Capital up until 1925. New Foreword by Richard Melzer, Ph.D.

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In the author’s 1924 introduction, titled “A Retrospect,” he says that the story “of old Santa Fe embraces a period of more than three hundred years.” He further states that “it was the farthest north established seat of government of the Spanish crown in the New World during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.” And with that, this remarkable book unfolds a detailed and thoughtful history beginning in 1598 and continuing through 1924. Chapters are devoted to events preceding the founding of the city; the Pueblo Revolution; the reconquest of the city by General Diego de Vargas; its twenty-five years as a Mexican provincial capital; the city during the military occupation period; and includes stories about Billy the Kid, Governor Samuel B. Axtell and the Santa Fe Ring. With many illustrations, this book is a valuable resource for everyone interested in the history of the American Southwest.

Ralph Emerson Twitchell was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on November 29, 1859. Arriving in New Mexico when he was twenty-three, he immediately became involved in political and civic activities. In 1885 he helped organize a new territorial militia in Santa Fe and saw active duty in western New Mexico. Later appointed judge advocate of the Territorial Militia, he attained the rank of colonel, a title he was proud to use for the rest of his life. By 1893 he was elected the mayor of Santa Fe and, thereafter, district attorney of Santa Fe County. Twitchell probably promoted New Mexico as much as any single New Mexican of his generation. An avid supporter of New Mexico statehood, he argued the territory’s case for elevated political status, celebrated its final victory in 1912, and even designed New Mexico’s first state flag in 1915. In the apt words of an editorial in the Santa Fe New Mexican at the time of Twitchell’s death in 1925: “As press agent for the best things of New Mexico, her traditions, history, beauty, glamour, scenery, archaeology, and material resources, he was indefatigable and efficient.”

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OLD SANTA FE
A Brief History, 1536-1912
By James Raciti

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This brief review of the history of Santa Fe is designed to give visitors and residents alike an overview of the important events that created what we now call, “The City Different.” For more than four hundred years, New Mexico has been a crossroad of religious and cultural influences. Santa Fe, as its capital, has not always grown painlessly but often as a result of revolt, bloodshed and war. The years are marked with brilliant surges of insight and compassion but also with intrigue, cruelty and the ever-present conflict between Church and State. The author traces the legacy the Spanish settlers enjoyed from the native populations, as well as that contributed by the conquerors to their new homeland. He emphasizes the development of religious and educational institutions, the constant struggle with the elements of nature and the hostile Indian tribes, the unique role New Mexico played in the Civil War and New Mexico’s arduous quest for statehood.

JAMES RACITI divides his time between Santa Fe and his home in Tallahassee, Florida. Although a native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Raciti spent most of his adult life in Europe as an educator. His books on poetry are "Charles" and "Dabs of Myself." His theatrical writings include: "The Song of Roland" and "Invitation at Dawn: Ernest Hemingway." His novels are: "Au Revoir à la France," "Giacomo" and, also published by Sunstone Press, "Pulling No Ponchos."

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OLD SPAIN IN OUR SOUTHWEST
Facsimile of Original 1936 Edition
By Nina Otero-Warren

New Foreword by Charlotte T. Whaley

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Nina Otero-Warren's Spanish conquistador ancestors dramatically altered the social and political landscape in Santa Fe, New Mexico more than three hundred years before she herself made waves as a twentieth-century suffragist, educator, political leader, and businesswoman. Otero-Warren's contributions to her community were not just in the political realm. She headed efforts to preserve historic structures in Santa Fe and Taos and built close ties with the artists, writers, and intellectuals who congregated in the area during the 1930s and 1940s. She was instrumental in renewing interest in and respect for Hispanic and Indian culture, which had for a time faced scorn and ridicule.

Her book, Old Spain in Our Southwest (1936), recorded her memories of the family hacienda in Las Lunas. She continued her life at Las Dos as a businesswoman, educator, writer, and political activist until her death in 1965.

This new edition is a facsimile of the original edition with a forward by Charlotte T. Whaley, author of Nina Otero-Warren of Santa Fe.

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OLD SPANISH TRAIL NORTH BRANCH AND ITS TRAVELERS
Stories of the Exploration of the American Southwest
By Ron Kessler

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The ancient trail from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Crescent Junction near Green River, Utah was a good route for travel for the early settlers. It was first used by Woolly Mammals who migrated up and down the Rio Grande and then by many travelers in that part of the American Southwest. The sixteen diaries or journals in this book give individual perspectives to the adventures and difficulties encountered on these treks and is described in great detail by the hearty souls whose records will captivate the reader. There is mention, for example, of meeting “a group of pioneers” and details of Antoine Leroux’s leading John W. Gunnison and his eighteen wagons down the trail—a worthy route. Let these colorful accounts and stories take you back to the days and time of those who trod the Old Spanish Trail North Route. The book includes photographs and maps.

Ron Kessler, a San Luis Valley, Colorado native, has deep roots in the Old Spanish Trail which is almost in his back yard. He is a founder of the Old Spanish Trail Association, devoting much time and energy to making others aware of this important link to our past.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-270-5
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OLD TOWN ALBUQUERQUE
A History of the Ancient Town at the Crossroads of the American Southwest
By Peter Hertzog

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For almost three centuries, Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been the crossroads of the American Southwest. This book gives a concise history of events that shaped this unusual village that was first settled in 1706.


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ON THE CLIFFS OF ACOMA
The History of the Famous American Indian Village
By John Dressman

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"This book is the result of the author’s lifelong interest in the Pueblo of Acoma in western New Mexico.

“When I was a boy, I used to go with my father, a Santa Fe merchant and Indian trader, to the Indian pueblos. Very early, I learned the legends and myths associated with the various pueblos,” explains Dressman. “I was particularly intrigued by both the legends and historical facts that related to the Pueblo of Acoma. To me, it was one of the most dramatic and tragic stories of the American Southwest.”

In his story, the author takes us to modern Acoma and relives the events surrounding the Spanish assault on the cliff dwelling. His two main characters, Peter and Christina, live in this enchanting place where their relatives have lived since long before Columbus sailed. Their people lived a peaceful life for hundreds of years until 1600 when the Spanish, in their conquest of New Mexico, defeated the Acomas in a terrible slaughter. Peter tells the story of the battle; it is a part of his history.

Children can add to their enjoyment of this book by asking their parents for some soft, colored pencils and coloring all the illustrations in the book.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-021-3
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ONE HUNDRED DOSES
Capsules of Advice and Wisdom for the Health and Well-Being of Farm and Ranch Women
By Teddy Jones and Sue Jane Sullivan

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Farm and ranch women are the heart of an important American institution: agriculture. Their strength is a critical resource for their families and communities. This book offers those women their own special prescription for health and well-being in one hundred small doses. Some "capsules" remind of care to be taken daily, some to be taken regularly, others to take as needed, several to give to family and friends and still more to apply to the community. Reading this book won't make you immediately "feel good" like a warm beverage or a serving of your mother's best meal. It won't always bring a tear of nostalgia to the eye or a longing for the good old days. But like a good tonic, these capsules of advice and encouragement will stimulate you. You'll find essays that will boost your morale. Others will prompt you to be grateful. Several instruct about health matters. And some will even make you laugh. There's no better prescription than that, is there?

TEDDY JONES, R.N., Ph.D., is a Family Nurse Practitioner. Before she and her husband began farming his family's land near Friona, Texas, she was a Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, in Lubbock, Texas. Growing up in a rural town in central North Texas, she spent lots of happy times with cousins on their families' wheat and dairy farms. Those experiences and her admiration for those who farm and ranch prompted her to develop and teach elective courses in Rural Health Nursing. That same interest spurred her to develop the concept for her health promotion column, "In The Middle Of It All," which appears monthly in "The Farmer Stockman." She practices part-time as a Nurse Practitioner in New Mexico and writes when she's not helping with the farm work.

SUE JAND SULLIVAN, B.S.Ed., teaches in the only school in the only town in Borden County, Texas. That rural school is not far from the area where she grew up, surrounded by ranches, farms and oil wells. Like most people in farming and ranching areas, she can and does fill many roles. She teaches English, Spanish, history and government and coaches Interscholastic League literary events including debate, journalism, and spelling. She's a free-lance newspaper writer and her newsletter, "A New Song," is a regular source of encouragement for the special group of friends for whom she publishes it. A major inspiration for her work is her maternal grandmother who was widowed at 41, during the Great Depression. She managed to keep and operate the family farm and raise five children long before the term single parent was invented.

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ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF WATER WARS IN NEW MEXICO, 1912-2012
By Catherine T. Ortega Klett, Editor

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Water is the lifeblood of human existence. New Mexico's history provides a fascinating microcosm of the role water plays in the growth and development of a community. This book details many of the complex and messy fights, legal and otherwise, over precious water in a semiarid western state. Focusing on the past one hundred years constituting New Mexico's statehood, contributors describe the often convoluted and always intriguing stories that have shaped New Mexico's water past and that will, without doubt, influence its future history.

Many of New Mexico's "movers and shakers" in the water community have contributed their water war stories to the book. From acclaimed water lawyers to historians to novelists to academicians, their stories reflect the broad legal, historic, traditional, religious, and community values of New Mexico's water culture. The celebration of New Mexico's centennial is made more complete with the telling of these exciting and colorful narratives of how water has and will shape our future.

Catherine T. Ortega Klett, a native New Mexican, has worked at the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute for 25 years, overseeing the information transfer program including the publication of technical reports, conference proceedings, newsletters, and miscellaneous reports. During this time she has also coordinated the presentation of many conferences and symposia. She has a bachelor's degree in sociology from the State University of New York at Albany and a master's degree in public administration from New Mexico State University.

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ONLY IN SANTA FE
By Denise Kusel

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“When I first moved to Santa Fe about 26 years ago, I cried,” the author says. “I didn’t know anyone. Didn’t have a job. All the houses were the same color. The streets didn’t make sense, often turning into one-way roads at whim. Then something happened. I began to enjoy the idea that nothing made sense. Nothing worked. Nothing was expected to work, including the telephones when it rained. But no one really cared. Life went on. When I wrote my first check for $2.56 for breakfast in a place where most people spoke Spanglish and the chile was hot enough to spring tears into my eyes, I knew I had arrived in someplace that mattered.

“It was a place where people wore western hats, dusty boots and blue jeans. In the true tradition of the American West, people left you alone, unless you didn’t want to be alone, and then they embraced you. I discovered that I had to leave my native California to go East in order get West. I won’t say that living is easy here; it’s not. But it’s good. The people are truly wonderful and for years, I’ve been able to tell their stories, sometimes helping them find their own voices, sometimes using my own. I learned a long time ago a good journalist writes the truth with love. Just as I’ve learned that I’ve never met a person who didn’t have a story to tell. Here are some of those stories.”

DENISE KUSEL has been a journalist for so long you’d think by now she would have changed careers to something that actually makes money and earns respect. She currently is a columnist at The Santa Fe New Mexican, where her columns “Only in Santa Fe” appear three times a week.

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ORGANIC GARDENING IN THE AMERICAN WEST
Growing Food in a Semi-arid Climate
By Robert F. Smith

SEE" PRAISE FOR THIS BOOK" BELOW.

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In this compact book, Robert Smith gives clear and detailed instructions for gardening organically in a semi-arid climate. Using New Mexico as an example, he gives full directors for raising everything from asparagus to zucchini; shows how depressed bed planting protects plants and conserves moisture; and includes instructions about a labor-saving method of soil cultivation. After receiving his master's degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley, the author taught in a small high school in Jackson, California, and then at Tampere University in Finland. He then moved with his wife and two sons to a ranch near the old village of San Geronimo in northern New Mexico. After building a house, he devoted himself for several years to growing vegetables and raising goats. He then became an instructor at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas. After retiring from teaching, Smith moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he now teaches computer skills to seniors, maintains a web page, and keeps a backyard vegetable patch.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-282-8
96 pp.,$8.95

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ORIGINAL NATIVE NEW MEXICAN COOKING
Recipes from an Authority on Chile
By Yolanda Ortiz y Pino

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Red and green chiles share the spotlight with delectible sweets in easy-to-follow recipes. The reader will find many useful hints and interesting variations on familiar dishes, all happily perfected and handed down from generation to generation by the Ortiz family.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-210-1
32 pp.,$8.95

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THE OTHER STATE, NEW MEXICO USA
By Richard McCord

"For anyone who's had the privilege and pleasure of residing or visiting New Mexico, this is a must read. The price and eay readabiity make it a fulfilling treat." NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE

“Author and journalist Richard McCord is a natural storyteller. These sketches of his, lovingly stitched together, portray quirky, unpredictable New Mexicans, and especially their unconventional capital of Santa Fe. The characters who briefly walk through these pages each cast a ray of light on the human condition, and occasionally even evoke a chuckle. McCord’s book is as absorbing as it is genuine.” (MARC SIMMONS, historian)

“Richard McCord is Santa Fe’s answer to Mark Twain. His intelligence, wit and insight have added to our cultural life for three decades. Read this book—it will lift your spirits.” (NANCY WOOD, author, poet, photographer)

“Some of these essays on New Mexico read like fiction although we know them to be history. If you live in New Mexico, at times it is hard to differentiate between these two worlds or realities. McCord captures these nuances with style and grace.” (ORLANDO ROMERO, writer/historian)

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The party in the cemetery. The amputation of the bronze foot. The reincarnation of Billy the Kid. The only book ever to make The New York Times best-seller list in both fiction AND non-fiction. The female gentlemen. The cave that waited 40 years. The murderous “squaw man.” Where will you find these strange stories, and more? Only in “The Other State: New Mexico, USA.” Anyone who lives in or travels to New Mexico understands that it is a place unlike anywhere else. Extremely unlike anywhere else. These true tales, brief and fast-moving, paint a unique portrait of a unique land. They are told by a multiple-award-winning writer, who found his home in New Mexico decades ago and has been telling its story ever since. If you too feel New Mexico’s spell, then welcome to . . . “The Other State.”

Raised in Georgia, trained in New York, Richard McCord found home in New Mexico in 1971. Three years later he founded the weekly Santa Fe Reporter, which soon won a national reputation for excellence. Now a freelance, he celebrates the place he loves.

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OUR LADY OF THE CONQUEST
The story of America's Oldest Devotion to the Virgin Mary
By Fray Angélico Chávez

The story of a statue called "La Conquistadora" used in Catholic religious celebrations in Santa Fe, New Mexico. New foreword by Marc Simmons.

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As the Spaniards were preparing to reconquer Santa Fe from the Pueblo Indians in 1692, Captain-General Don Diego de Vargas solemnly vowed to build a special chapel for his own favorite statue of Our Lady of the Rosary should he gain a quick victory, and also to hold a yearly procession in her honor. The image was carried into battle and the Spaniards gained an effective conquista, and thereafter this particular image came to be known as "La Conquistadora." Other legends and practices grew around these bare essentials of the story. Many people have tried, in all sincerity, to evaluate the historic aspects of the tradition and to draw the best plausible conclusions therefrom, but Fray Angélico Chávez seemed best suited to detail the origins and development of America’s oldest devotion to the Virgin Mary in a scholarly yet devout manner.

Fray Angélico Chávez, in the decades following his ordination as a Franciscan priest in 1937, performed the difficult duties of an isolated backcountry pastor. His assignments included Hispanic villages and Indian pueblos. As an army chaplain in World War II, he accompanied troops in bloody landings on Pacific islands, claiming afterwards that because of his small stature, Japanese bullets always missed him. In time, despite heavy clerical duties, Fray Angélico managed to become an author of note, as well as something of an artist and muralist. Upon all of his endeavors, one finds, understandably, the imprint of his religious perspective. During nearly seventy years of writing, he published almost two dozen books. Among them were novels, essays, poetry, biographies, and histories, some of which are published by Sunstone Press.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-747-2
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OUTLAWS & DESPERADOS
A New Mexico Federal Writers' Project Book
By Ann Lacy and Anne Valley-Fox, compilers and editors

Stories about outlaws and desperados of the Old West from writers in the Federal Writers’ Project in New Mexico between 1936 and 1940.

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In the early days of the American West, outlaws dominated the New Mexico Territory. Such colorful characters as Black Jack Ketchum, the Apache Kid, Curly Bill, Devil Dick, Billy the Kid, Bill McGinnis, Vicente Silva and his gang, the Dalton Brothers, and the Wild Bunch terrorized the land. Feared by many, loved by some, their exploits were both horrifying and legendary. In between forays, notorious outlaws were sometimes exemplary cowboys. Singly or in gangs, they held up stagecoaches and trains and stole from prospectors and settlers. When outlaws reigned, bank holdups, shoot-outs, and murders were a common occurrence; death by hanging became a favored means of settling disputes by outlaws and vigilantes alike. Stories of outlaws later provided plots for many of our favorite Western movies.

Between 1936 and 1940, field workers in the Federal Writers’ Project (a part of the government-funded Works Progress Administration, or WPA, later called Work Projects Administration) collected and wrote down many accounts that provide an authentic and vivid picture of outlaws in the early days of New Mexico. They feature life history narratives of places, characters, and events of the Wild West during the late 1800s. These original documents reflect the unruly, eccentric conditions of the New Mexico Territory as they played out in clashes and collaborations between outlaws and “the gentle people” of New Mexico before and after statehood.

This book, focusing on outlaws and desperados, is the first in a series featuring stories from the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project collection. Other books in the series include stories about ranchers, cowboys, and the wild and woolly adventures of sheepherders, homesteaders, prospectors, and treasure hunters. In them, the untamed New Mexico Territory comes to life with descriptions of encounters with Indians, travels along the old trails, cattle rustling, murders at the gambling table, and Pancho Villa’s raid on Columbus. This treasury of Federal Writers’ Project records, presented with informative background and historic photographs, also highlights Hispano folk life and Western lore in old New Mexico.

Ann Lacy has lived in New Mexico since 1979. She has been an Artist-in-Residence in the New Mexico Artists-in-the-Schools Program and a studio artist exhibiting her work in museums and galleries. As a researcher and writer, she has specialized in New Mexico history and culture. She received a City of Santa Fe 2000 Heritage Preservation Award.

Anne Valley-Fox is a New Mexico poet and writer. Her publications include Your Mythic Journey: Finding Meaning in Your Life through Writing and Storytelling, Sending the Body Out, Fish Drum 14 and Point of No Return. Her work has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines, including El Palacio: Art, History and Culture of the Southwest, New Mexico Poetry Renaissance and In Company: An Anthology of New Mexico Poets After 1960.

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OUTLAWS OF NEW MEXICO
Desperados of the Old Wild West
By Peter Hertzog, Compiler

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Each century has its folk figures in which villainy and heroism combine to produce larger than life individuals who then become part of American history and legend celebrated in song and story.

This is particularly true of the western United States in the 19th century when the restless expansion of a growing nation was reflected in an era of extreme individualism. This was not only the time of Horatio Alger’s “rags to riches” sagas but also a time when violence was seen as another way of achieving material success.

By its very nature the American West attracted men (and some women) who considered themselves to be outside the law and generally superior to those who tried to maintain order and justice on the new frontier. Because it was a border state, New Mexico had a large population of outlaws. These desperadoes, by their actions and often wanton killings, influenced the course of history in the area. And at least one, Billy the Kid, became a romanticized figure in art, music and literature.

This compilation is a valuable reference for such individuals but is not meant to be a complete list. Further information about outlaws can be found in the books listed in the bibliography.


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PADRE MARTINEZ AND BISHOP LAMY
By Ray John de Aragón

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Willa Cather, in the historical novel Death Comes for the Archbishop, depicts Padre Antonio Jose Martinez as an unscrupulous backward rogue priest and Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy as a civilizing, heroic and monumental figure. Countering Cather’s assessment and portrayal of these two larger-than-life Southwestern folk heroes, Ray John de Aragon attempts to set the historical record straight.

Padre Martinez (1793-1867) is viewed as a genius who was ahead of his time. Recognized as a champion of the poor, defender of the Native Americans and proponent of human rights, it was inevitable that he would clash with Lamy. Bishop Lamy (1814-1888), who also had his followers, emerges as someone whose understanding of native New Mexican cultures was lacking, but one whose intentions were to do good as a missionary in a strange and foreign land.

Ray John de Aragón has written extensively on the history of New Mexico and the traditions and culture of northern New Mexico. He is recognized as a master santero with works in numerous private and public collections. His efforts at promoting and preserving the Spanish Colonial heritage of the American Southwest have gained regional and national attention. He has been featured in many publications and a PBS documentary. He holds a Masters in American Studies with emphasis on the Hispanic culture, heritage, history and traditions of New Mexico, and he has lectured and taught in this area at the university level.

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PALETTE IN THE KITCHEN
The Celebration Edition of this Famous Cookbook
By Constance Counter and Karl Tani, Compilers

"...recommended to cookbook connoisseurs as a unique collection for spicing up their standard meal menus." --LIBRARY BOOKWATCH

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Santa Fe, New Mexico--a wonderful art center--was much smaller in 1974 when the original edition of PALETTE IN THE KITCHEN was published, and most of the artists knew each other. This led to a lot of parties: parties after gallery openings, parties to plan exhibitions, and parties to plan parties. Looking back on all this--and the photographs from that time--conjures up cartoon mental images of cars careening around Santa Fe, and up and down the road to Taos; artist-filled cars, a bottle or two of wine, and huge casseroles of main dishes, and plates of desserts. Of course, there were the times when everyone showed up with a pasta dish, or everyone brought a dessert. But most of the time there was a wonderful array of creative cooking from their special recipes. And here they are again, to remind us of that wonderful time.

Now, sadly, too many of the artists who contributed to the original edition are gone; some at young ages and some at the end of long productive lives. The late Constance Counter who, along with Karl Tani, put together the first edition of PALETTE IN THE KITCHEN, loved a party, loved to cook, loved a good time, and a good story. Constance asked artists for their favorite recipes, and asked others for dishes they had invented. Some artists gave recipes discovered on their travels, and others contributed recipes from their heritage; and all the artists added their own inventiveness. This Celebration Edition is in memory of Constance Counter and the other artists in this book who are no longer with us. And it is in memory of a smaller, more village-like Santa Fe that is no more. Although times have changed, artists are still taking their creative skills to the kitchen--usually with wonderful, if not surprising, results.

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PASTECRAFT
The Simple Art of Decorating Surfaces and Objects with a Section on Calligraphy
By Mary Lou Cook

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Here is a truly unique and exciting folk art that makes people want to call Aunt Mary in Des Moines and tell her how easy it is. You can almost learn it over the phone. Created and named by Mary Lou Cook, pastecraft is simple and fun for the "veriest" beginner, as the author says. Using paste, fabric and shellac to cover solid objects, PASTECRAFT is practical, creative and absolutely no-fail. It can transform throw-aways into something of beauty for gifts and home decorating. One can cover old trunks, suitcases, books, the refrigerator, frames, coffee tables, trays, file cabinets, and on and on and on. This book is a "must" for every home, classroom and therapist's office. It brings ideas, inspiration, self-esteem, and joy to the maker, and it even convinces the so-called "non-creative" person that he or she can truly do wonders with simple ingredients. And, included in this book is almost forty pages devoted to calligraphy, including instructions, ideas, quotes, and broadsides that can be reproduced for framing.

MARY LOU COOK, a.k.a. MLC, is a true Renaissance woman, a master teacher, author, calligrapher, nuclear waste activist, inspirational speaker, Bishop of the Cloth, peace advocate, philosopher, bookbinder, needlewoman, counselor, and designer. And, to top it off, she has been named a Santa Fe Living Treasure. MLC has received many national and international honors and awards, and is often featured in book and the media. She calls herself an octogeranium. A rare flower indeed!

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THE PASTOR OF NEW MEXICO
Peter Küppers’s Memoirs
By Tomas Jaehn

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There are few foreign original voices talking about early twentieth century Northern New Mexico. Father Peter Küppers who immigrated from Germany to New Mexico is one of those few voices.

Father Küppers was born in 1885, came to New Mexico in 1911 and aside from a few short trips to Colorado and the mid-West, remained in New Mexico all his life. Rather limited in his knowledge of American culture when he arrived on this continent—after all, he once got mad that folks in New York did not speak German—Küppers grew to love New Mexico. Always biased and fierce in his protection of Northern New Mexicans, particularly his often poor Catholic parishioners, he became a cultural agent for Hispanics and Anglos and a chronicler of rural small town life.

In his sometimes jolly account from the early 20th century, Küppers discusses growing up in Germany, describes personal experiences in the United States, and particularly in New Mexico, where he had to adapt to rural life, interact with town folks, parishioners, and Penitentes, and his adjustment to cultural surroundings so very different from his homeland in Germany.

Tomas Jaehn grew up in Germany and has lived in the United States since 1984. He attended universities in Germany and the United States and holds a PhD in history from the University of New Mexico. He has written about Germans in the Southwest and West and is the author of Germans in the Southwest, 1850–1920 (University of New Mexico Press, 2005). He has worked for over ten years at the New Mexico History Museum’s Fray Angélico Chávez History Library in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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A PLACE OF HER OWN
The Story of Elizabeth Garrett, the Daughter of Pat Garrett
By Ruth K. Hall

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Born blind, Elizabeth Garrett overcame many handicaps to become self-sufficient and a nationally-known musician, singer and composer. In an age when women were still strugglng for their independence, she developed a career that took her around the country. She neither sought nor accepted pity but, using her own resources, created a life and a philosophy that became a source of wonder to all who knew her. Daughter of controversial and famed frontier sheriff Pat Garrett (who was noted for successfully ending the career of Billy the Kid) and a Hispanic mother, Elizabeth successfully bridged the time gap between the still lawless days of early New Mexico and the transitions brought about by World War II. A New Mexican who loved her native state, she was able to write of its beauties without ever having seen them. She wrote "O Fair New Mexico," the state song, and was the state's first women's liberation advocate. Photographs, illustrations, bibliography.

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PO PAI MO
The Search for White Buffalo Woman
By Robert Boissiere

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From a Nazi prison camp to the rocky mesas of Hopi, Arizona, Robert boissiere takes the reader on a literary and spiritual voyage of the first magnitude. A Frenchman, dispossessed of his land in the Second World War, the author arrives in America homeless, and finds a permanent place among two different Indian tribes in the American Southwest. The Hopis accept him as one of them because—in spirit—he is one of them, even when he is breaking a rule he knows nothing about. The book is about living and learning all over again.

While living, and learning, at Taos Pueblo in New Mexico (the first white man to do so) Boissiere finds his second home and his great love, Po Pai Mo, the woman he marries. His search for White Buffalo Woman over, his life as an Indian—begun at Hopi—now matures as his new wife teaches him the ways of her people. The gift of knowledge she gives him in this enchanting tale completes the journey of the man without a country. Rooted at last, secure in his life with Po Pai Mo, Robert Boissiere learns how to live, how to love, and how to die.

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PUEBLO AND NAVAJO INDIAN LIFE TODAY
Activities of Native American Life
By Kris Hotvedt

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This collection represents a segment of the lives of the Navajo and Pueblo people of the American Southwest--two diverse groups who are an important part of American culture today. Each year thousands of visitors from all over the world attend their various ceremonial dances and events and many arrive with a knowledge and understanding of these happenings. For others, these are totally new experiences and a door is opened to unfamiliar ways of life, customs, traditions, and beliefs that have existed for hundreds and sometimes thousands of years, long before this country was called America. The "American-Indian Quarterly" said that "this text promotes the same kind of browsing magazines invite. Come to these gatherings and stroll, it seems to imply on page after page; at you leisure learn to appreciate how feasting and singing merge with dancing and storytelling."

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RALPH EMERSON TWITCHELL
The Historian Who Found New Mexico’s Future in the Past
By Daniel Jason Twitchell

In the latter half of the nineteenth century a number of talented and industrious individuals immigrated to New Mexico in search of wealth and prestige. Among these enterprising newcomers was a young lawyer from Missouri named Ralph Emerson Twitchell. Shrewd, audacious, and driven, Twitchell quickly distinguished himself from the others as an attorney, an orator, a publicist, and a historian. From the moment he stepped off the train in Las Vegas, Twitchell entrenched himself in his adopted home, working tirelessly to promote progress and to broadcast its many virtues.

A pillar of the New Mexico community, he spent more than forty years as a devoted civil servant. Inspired by the history, culture, and charm of old Santa Fe, he became one of the city’s leading patrons and helped transform the ancient capital into a popular tourist destination. Yet he seems to be one of the most obscure and understudied figures in New Mexico history. Remembered solely for his achievements as a historian—his books articulated the idea of New Mexico for generations of Americans—Twitchell has otherwise been virtually ignored.

Ralph Emerson Twitchell’s influential role in the modernization and development of New Mexico is now expansively detailed in this revelatory work.

Daniel Jason Twitchell is the great-grandnephew of Ralph Emerson Twitchell. A native of the American Southwest, he holds a BS in History from Northern Arizona University and an MA in Public Affairs from New Mexico Highlands University. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


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RAW MATERIAL
Facsimile of 1945 Edition with a New Foreword by Marc Simmons
By Oliver La Farge

The Autobiographical Examination of an Artist’s Journey into Maturity including An Appreciation by John Pen La Farge.

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The long, uneasy armistice between two world wars was a trying time for literary artists, particularly for those young men who came to maturity in that period of economic and social upheaval. Oliver La Farge’s frank and honest personal narrative is a typical life of one born into the easy world of Newport, New York, Groton, and Harvard, dumped into the melting pot of the Great Depression, and then slammed up against the global war. His purpose “to record the America of one individual” and to set down the raw material from which the writer derives the finished product he offers to the world, is vividly fulfilled in this book.

In an Appreciation appearing in this new edition, John Pen La Farge says: “In his autobiography, Raw Material, Father wrote a superior account of one man’s life. As Mother pointed out, it was superior because it was not a mere accounting of what, when, how, and in what order, rather, it was the account of how the raw material of one boy grew into a man, a man whose life both displayed and sought out true integrity.”

Born in 1901, Oliver Hazard Perry La Farge is ranked among the literary lions of Southwestern letters. Since he died in 1963, his reputation has continued to grow and new honors have been added to his name. Laughing Boy, a novel of Navajo life, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1930, putting his name in lights before he was 30.

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RE-RIDING HISTORY
Horseback Over the Santa Fe Trail
By Curtiss Frank

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In the early 1970s, Curtiss Frank and Jack Underhill, a pair of mismatched thirty-somethings who had been chums since boyhood, decided to ride horseback over the old Santa Fe Trail, or at least over a several-hundred-mile section of the far end of it. And the motive for the trip? Curtiss Frank says that reading the many firsthand accounts of the earliest trail travelers stirred up his blood and got him to wondering what it would be like to retrace the original pioneer route with the aim of reliving the experience and also discovering what physical evidence of the past remained visible.

As the author notes, other adventurers had undertaken the same journey, going by foot, horseback, or even wagon. But uniformly, they had used public roads, which today in many places are at a considerable distance from the original Santa Fe Trail. What Frank and Underhill proposed was to find the actual historical ruts and stay in them across private ranchland and open country so as to make a faithful retracing of the authentic route followed by the nineteenth-century freight caravans. This is their story.

CURTISS FRANK, in his own words, “grew up with an inordinate interest in things most others had given up on. From the mule wagons of the family plantation in Mississippi to the law cases of his father’s Wall Street firm, his tastes careened between intellectual and hands-on concerns. Initially inspired by Francis Bacon, he developed several ten year plans to achieve comprehensive goals only to be subverted by the mysteries. The result has been an inability to choose among the occupational categories offered by the census and other simpleminded formats. His career has included college professor, logger, farmer, builder, stone mason, innkeeper, and now writer. Each has been a love affair.”

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THE REAL BILLY THE KID
Facsimile of Original 1936 Edition
By Miguel Antonio Otero

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Miguel Antonio Otero served as the first Hispanic governor of the U.S. Territory of New Mexico, from 1897 to 1907. He was appointed to the office by President William McKinley. Long after his retirement from politics, Governor Otero wrote and published his memoirs in three volumes, a major contribution to New Mexico history. But he also published a biography in 1936 titled The Real Billy the Kid. His aim in that book, he proclaimed, was to write the Kid’s story “without embellishment, based entirely on actual fact.” Otero had known the outlaw briefly and also had known the man who killed Billy in 1881, Sheriff Pat Garrett. The author recalled Garrett saying he regretted having to slay Billy. Or, as he bluntly put it, “it was simply the case of who got in the first shot. I happened to be the lucky one.”

By all accounts, Billy the Kid was much adored by New Mexico’s Hispanic population. Otero asserts that the Kid was considerate of the old, the young and the poor. And he was loyal to his friends. Further, Martin Cháves of Santa Fe stated: “Billy was a perfect gentleman with a noble heart. He never killed a native citizen of New Mexico in all his career, and he had plenty of courage.” Otero was especially admiring of Billy because as a boy in Silver City, “he had loved his mother devotedly.” Such praise must be viewed in the context of the times. Other people, of course, saw Billy as an arch-villain.

MIGUEL A. OTERO rightly distinguished himself as a political leader in New Mexico where he raised a family and lived out his life as a champion of the people, but he is also highly recognized for his career as an author. He published his legendary My Life on the Frontier, 1864-1882, in 1935, followed by The Real Billy the Kid: With New Light on the Lincoln County War in 1936, My Life on the Frontier, 1882-1897 in 1939, and My Nine Years as Governor of New Mexico Territory, 1897-1906 in 1940. All of these books are published by Sunstone Press in its Southwest Heritage Series.

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RECOLLECTIONS OF THE LIFE OF THE PRIEST DON ANTONIO JOSE MARTINEZ
By Pedro Sanchez

Original Spanish Text Translated by Ray John de Aragón. Cover illustration by Rosa Maria Calles.

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In 1903 Pedro Sanchez published his Memorias, or Recollections of the Life of the Priest Don Antonio Jose Martinez. This rare book, written in Spanish, is hailed by historians and others as an important and unique contribution to the literary history of New Mexico and the American Southwest. Sanchez was a student of this famous folk hero priest and the book beautifully illustrates the respect and admiration the people held for Padre Martinez. The priest is shown as dedicated to the Church and the people who looked up to him as a champion of social justice, equal rights, the downtrodden and the oppressed. Pedro Sanchez himself, as a product of Padre Martinez’s coeducational school in Taos, New Mexico, credits his mentor for his success in his career and life as did many of his other students.

This Spanish and English edition features an introduction by Myra Ellen Jenkins, Ph.D., a former New Mexico state historian.

RAY JOHN de ARAGÓN, a leading scholar on Padre Martinez and the authority on his life and work, translated the original Spanish text of the Sanchez book into English. De Aragón has a Masters in American Studies and has been a keynote speaker at public and historical conferences on Padre Martinez whom he has research extensively. He is the recipient of numerous awards and is the author of Padre Martinez and Bishop Lamy, The Legend of La Llorona, and Brothers of the Light, The Penitentes of New Mexico, all from Sunstone Press.

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RED SHIRT
The Life and Times of Henry Lafayette Dodge
By Lawrence D. Sundberg

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Henry Lafayette Dodge has long been a familiar name in 19th century American Southwestern history. As one of the earliest and most effective Indian agents to the Navajo, he has been portrayed as a congenial, sympathetic and compassionate advocate for the tribe—a veritable role model. The Navajo knew him as Red Shirt, a man they came to respect, appreciate and trust. Those who knew Dodge admitted, although often grudgingly, that he had unrivaled influence over the tribe.

By today’s sensibilities, Henry L. Dodge was hardly a role model. In his youth, he was irresponsible, hot-headed and violent. As an adult, he was sued for assault and battery, land fraud, breach of promises and misuse of public funds. He apparently couldn’t be trusted with money, his own or others’. Finally brought down by scandal, he fled Wisconsin in the dead of night, abandoning his career, his wife and his children, leaving them nearly destitute.

How then should history assess him? Honestly: precisely as he was, an ambitious and imperfect man. The honest telling gives a straightforward account of not only Henry L. Dodge, but what became the veritable mythology of the West, from the bawdy old French Missouri river towns to the raucous lead mining districts of southwest Wisconsin, through the slaughter of the Winnebago and Black Hawk wars to the invasion of New Mexico and the chaos of the Indian frontier; it is a gritty personal tale of the true West.

Lawrence D. Sundberg was born on June 19, 1952. From an early age he was fascinated with the peoples, lands and cultures of Arizona and New Mexico. After earning a BA in Anthropology and elementary teacher certification, he taught fourth and fifth grades on the Navajo reservation for eighteen years, during which time he wrote Dinetah, An Early History of the Navajo People, published by Sunstone Press of Santa Fe. He presently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and teaches English as a Second Language to adult refugees and immigrants for Catholic Charities of New Mexico.

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REMEMBERING
A Guide to New Mexico Cemeteries, Monuments and Memorials
By Margaret Nava

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Have you ever driven down a road, noticed an old cemetery, and wondered how old it was or if someone famous was buried there? And what about that statue in the park where you walk the dog every day? Do you know why it’s there or when it was built? Maybe you’re an out-of-state traveler and you’ve climbed to the top of Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque or visited the Vietnam Memorial in Angel Fire. Do you know the histories of these extraordinary monuments?

New Mexico is fortunate in having more than its fair share of cemeteries, monuments, and memorials. They are in parks, on hill tops, and along highways. Some are small; some are large. Some commemorate the state’s ancestors; others its warriors and veterans. A few even poke fun at life and its absurdities. This book is not about death and dying. It is about remembering. Within its pages, you will find descriptions and directions to some of New Mexico’s unique, sometimes controversial, cemeteries, monuments, and memorials as well as a beginner’s guide to tracing your family roots and information about the importance of protecting and preserving our diverse history, rich heritage, and priceless resources.

MARGARET NAVA retired to New Mexico because of its beauty, culture, and history. When not traveling around the state looking for little-known or unusual travel destinations, she sits in front of her computer writing about the places she discovers. Her first book, Along the High Road, was published by Sunstone Press in 2004.

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REMEMBERING MATTIE
A Pioneer Woman's Legacy
By Barbara Russell Chesser, PhD

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Traveling in covered wagons and by train, young Martha Jane Smith (affectionately called Mattie) and her family left Texas in the early 1900s to homestead on the wind-swept High Plains of Eastern New Mexico. Determination was ignited early in Mattie’s life—beginning with a rattlesnake bite that meant almost certain death in those days. Not for Mattie! When Mattie was eleven, her mother died. When Mattie was 22, her husband died from the Spanish Flu, leaving her with three young daughters to rear alone.

A second marriage produced three sons; the first died one day before his first birthday. Mattie’s husband died when the oldest surviving son was only nine. Heartbroken, the young widow refused to give in to futility or despair. Her dire situation again fanned the fire of fierce determination. Though others during the Great Depression lost their homes, Mattie—even as a widow—found a way to buy a house. Whereas others suffered long periods of unemployment, she “landed” a job. While many went hungry all across the United States, she found ways to feed her family as well as others. Many widows depended on relatives during this desperate time, but Mattie took care of her children and helped other families. Before the Depression was over, Mattie established a business. This was before women were accepted in the business world. Though she had no roadmap to guide her, Mattie never considered quitting or turning back. Her business thrived for more than four decades. Mattie’s remarkable life provides a role model as relevant today as it was decades ago.

Remembering Mattie: A Pioneer Woman’s Legacy of Grit, Gumption, and Grace is a treasure trove of true stories. Memorable pictures of people and places from the past and historic legal documents and papers (including long-ago newspaper clippings and love letters) add substance and interest to the book. Relevant information about what was going on in the world at the time provides a meaningful backdrop for Mattie’s life story.

New York Times bestselling author Barbara Russell Chesser, PhD, is uniquely qualified to write this book. Born in New Mexico, Barbara lived with Mattie from infancy until young adulthood. After graduating summa cum laude from Eastern New Mexico University, she earned graduate degrees, taught at several universities, and worked internationally. Author of four books, co-author of four other books, and editor of several volumes, Barbara has written for a variety of publications, including Reader’s Digest.

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RETAINING SOIL MOISTURE IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST
By Kelly J. Ponte, PhD

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Commonly, we think of soil as just a medium to walk above or build upon. If we had the ability to shrink ourselves to the size of a soil particle, we would be amazed at the vibrant life and ever-changing interactions taking place all around us. The activity, physical changes and diverse life forms would overwhelm the senses. Soil moisture fuels this activity. The soil and water dynamic together as one entity is both the introduction and ending of a novel on the living. Where time is a method used to record events, the soil-water dynamic is time. Together, they tell us where we've been and point us in the direction we need to go.

Retaining Soil Moisture in the American Southwest is a culmination of the author's extensive interest in soil and water interactions, soil remediation, land application of treated wastes, conservation, air, soil, and water quality issues, and an overall appreciation for improvement for the quality of life.

Awareness of the players in the soil-water-plant continuum aids in understanding the processes that either reduce or conserve soil moisture. The dry climate of the American Southwest demands this understanding to ensure that waters which may have taken hundreds to thousands to millions of years to amass are not wiped out in the span of a generation.

KELLY J. PONTE obtained her A.A. degree in Liberal Arts from Cape Cod Community College in Barnstable, Massachusetts, and earned her B.S. degree in Plant and Soil Sciences from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She received her M.S. degree in Agronomy and Ph.D. in Soil Science from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. She lives in New Mexico.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-411-2
108 pp.,$16.95


REVOLUTION AND REBELLION
How Taxes Cost A Governor His Life in 1830s New Mexico
By Frank McCulloch

"REVOLUTION AND REBELLION provides a fascinating...look at the political complexities and social patterns in place at a time when New Mexico was emerging into its own identity yet still deeply infused with the flavors of Spain and Mexico. With fact-based literary imagination, McCulloch creates dialogue and offers vivid physical descriptions. This is a book that brings the past to life. Perhaps it also explains why most New Mexico governors, of they know their history, have attempted to lower the state's taxes rather than raise them. (Gussie Fauntleroy, THE NEW MEXICAN)

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The year is 1835, the place New Mexico, the hero or villain, depending upon your view is Don Albino Perez. Perez, the newly appointed Mexican governor, is more of an idealist than a politician. He rides north with high hopes for his new office in a strange land. After reaching New Mexico and assuming his duties, Perez finds he has a strong and forceful opponent in the former governor, Don Manuel Armijo. Armijo, who enjoys popular support, is determined to sabotage all of Perez's programs. His big opportunity comes when Perez puts into effect a vast taxation plan that touches everybody's pocketbooks. Feelings run high and Armijo seizes the moment to act. Perez is captured and beheaded. His short two-year chapter in New Mexico history with its political turmoil and intrigue is ended.

FRANK McCULLOCH, well-known writer of New Mexico history, did extensive research on this fascinating era in New Mexico. He was also fortunate to obtain firsthand accounts of the events from the granddaughter of Don Albino Perez.

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Softcover:
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ISBN: 978-0-86534-340-5
108 pp.,$12.95

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ISBN: 978-1-61139-132-9
108 pp.,$9.99


RIATA AND SPURS
The Story of a Lifetime spent in the Saddle as Cowboy and Detective
By Charles Angelo Siringo

The author’s story of his career as a cowboy and detective in the Old West. New Foreword by Marc Simmons

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In his introduction to the 1927 edition of Riata and Spurs, Gifford Pinchot said that “Charlie Siringo’s story of his life is one of the best, if not the very best, of all books about the Old West, when cowpunchers actually punched cows.” He goes on to say that “it is worth something to be able to lay your hand on a book written by a man who is the real thing, and who tells the truth.” Others might not have the same opinion about the book and some might argue about Siringo’s memories of things that happened during his lifetime. But, in any event, the book is a colorful portrayal of the ins and outs of cowboys, bad men, and the one detective who took out after them. Siringo originally had references to his experiences with the Pinkerton Agency, but which objected to his statements and they do not appear in the 1927 edition. There’s plenty left, however, including stories about Billy the Kid, Kid Curry, Butch Cassidy, and even a mention of Will Rogers. All in all, this fascinating book will give today’s readers a rare glimpse of what was once called “the Old West” and is now gone forever.

Charles Angelo Siringo (1855-1928), for a number of years prior to 1922, was one of Santa Fe, New Mexico’s most colorful and famous residents and was popularly known as “the cowboy detective.” A small, wiry man, he was friends with practically everyone in town, from the governor to the dog catcher. He had access to many persons, on both sides of the law, who were on their way to winning a place in the history books. From them he got first hand information that he incorporated into several of his books and their many incarnations. In his later years he lived in near poverty, making small amounts of money from his book writing and consulting on western films for Hollywood producers. Charles Angelo Siringo fell victim to a heart attack on October 8, 1928 in Altadena, California. Humorist Will Rogers, who knew and respected him, sent a telegram upon learning of his passing. It read: “May flowers always grow over his grave.”

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-573-7
348 pp.,$26.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-081-0
348 pp.,$21.99


ROSS CALVIN
Interpreter of the American Southwest
By Ron Hamm

"...a fine biography of a complex man..." --New Mexico Historical Review

More PRAISE FOR THIS BOOK below.

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Many people love the American Southwest without truly understanding it. Ross Randall Calvin did and we are the richer for it. Calvin began his search as a pilgrim health-seeker, believing he had left the “known world” behind when he fled the East for New Mexico. There he soon found to our benefit that he could use his observational skills and intellect to fashion a picture that helped him and us comprehend those unique factors that make New Mexico what it is—its history, people, culture, climate, and so much more. Those lessons learned he shared with us. His books and essays can open our eyes to New Mexico if we but heed them. Calvin’s story as discoverer and interpreter unfolds in rich detail in this essential work.

Ron Hamm has written widely and extensively on New Mexico as a journalist, then later as author and biographer over some five decades. His previous books have been The Bursums of New Mexico: Four Generations of Leadership and Service and New Mexico Territorial Era Caricatures (Sunstone Press 2014). Ross Calvin gave him a fresh insight into New Mexico through Sky Determines and River of the Sun. Ross Calvin, Interpreter of the Southwest is Hamm’s most satisfying work.

“Imaginatively conceived and beautifully written, Ron Hamm’s Ross Calvin, Interpreter of the American Southwest resurrects Ross Calvin’s life and restores Sky Determines and River of the Sun to their essential space in both twentieth-century American belle-lettres and environmental interpretations of the American Southwest.” —L.G. Moses, Professor of History, Oklahoma State University and author of the Ross Calvin essay, “If There Be Sermons in Stones, I Have Not Heard Them.”

“A masterful biography of Ross Calvin, one of the American Southwest’s greatest observers. Hamm explores how family, education, religion, profession, interests, and Southwest surroundings helped shape Calvin and his finest works, particularly Sky Determines (1934). Just as the Southwestern sky determined much of the region’s history and culture, Calvin’s life experiences, filled with accomplishments and disappointments, determined the man’s genius and lasting impact. —Richard Melzer, PhD, Past President, Historical Society of New Mexico, and author of Breakdown, How the Secret of the Atomic Bomb was Stolen During World War II; Ernie Pyle in the American Southwest; When We Were Young in the West, True Stories of Childhood; and Buried Treasures, Famous and Unusual Gravesites in New Mexico History, all from Sunstone Press


Hardcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-114-6
168 pp.,$29.95

Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-115-3
168 pp.,$22.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-456-6
168 pp.,$9.99


RURAL ARCHITECTURE
of the American Southwest
By Myrtle Stedman

“Her sketches are realistic and appealing. Her comments are warmhearted and informative.” --New Mexico Magazine

“…an outstanding compilation of [Myrtle Stedman’s] sketches and drawings with a commentary on the buildings and other structures portrayed.” --The Bookwatch

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During the 1950s and 1960s, the use of local building styles and traditional materials seemed to be on the wane. But shortly after that the historic architecture of the American Southwest rapidly began to win a new popularity. The turnaround was partly a product of the back-to-earth movement, the energy crises of the 1970s, and a reawakening of interest in regional history. But it received a boost, too, from advances in the use of solar energy--many of the new developments being especially adaptable to adobe structures. Individuals planning their dream house led the way, but many home builders and architects, taking note of the demand, followed the trend setters.

At the same time, “how-to” books and articles on Southwestern traditional architecture began to find a large readership. Among those in the forefront of this small phenomenon was artist and writer Myrtle Stedman. A long-time resident of the Santa Fe, New Mexico area, she had been a champion of the old ways in building for much of her adult life. Indeed, her books Adobe Architecture and Adobe Remodeling and Fireplaces in significant measure helped spark the return to traditional construction. Mrs. Stedman has now added to her earlier accomplishments with the present sketchbook, focusing on the numerous fascinating and picturesque aspects of rural architecture, focusing on northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.

Her splendid pen and ink drawings, reminding one of Eric Sloane’s work on rural America, have a three-fold value. In the first instance, they serve as an accurate documentary record of features and styles that comprise the unique architecture of this area. Secondly, the drawings will prove a boon to those wishing to restore buildings and improve rural properties along traditional lines. And finally, the artistic merit and natural charm of the sketchbook should appeal to all those who possess an aesthetic appreciation for the Southwestern landscape, be it natural or that part which is manmade.

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Softcover:
8 1/4 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-001-5
96 pp.,$19.95


THE SAINT FRANCIS MURALS OF SANTA FE
The Story of the Murals and the Artist Who Painted Them in Historic Saint Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe
By Carl Sheppard

Color and black & white photographs, illustrations, bibliography and index

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The murals of the Saint Francis Auditorium of the Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico were dedicated in 1918 when the Museum of Fine Arts was the subject of great festivities held for the grand opening of the building, financed by private capital and State money. The murals themselves are in excellent condition and effectively grace the handsome auditorium. Their meaning is not obvious; in only three of them does Saint Francis appear. One inevitably wonders why the other subjects were selected; who made the decisions as to the subjects; who gave the commission and when; what artists did what for which pictures? What was the impact of the unexpected death of the principal artist before the murals were completed? These questions, but above all the meaning of the cycle of pictures, instigated the author’s research and are responsible for clarifying Santa Fe’s heritage of these extraordinary pictures.

Carl Sheppard taught at the University of Michigan, UCLA, and the University of Minnesota where he was also Chair of the Department. In New Mexico he concentrated on the period of the first two decades of the twentieth century. The University of New Mexico Press published his book “Creator of the Santa Fe Style: Isaac Hamilton Rapp, Architect.” The volume won the Gaspar Perez de Villagra Award for an outstanding publication in 1988. Previously Dr. Sheppard published primarily in the early Medieval field as well as occasionally on subjects of modern art.

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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-137-1
96 pp.,$16.95

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ISBN: 978-1-61139-920-2
96 pp.,$9.99


SANDPAPERS
The Letters of Two Famous Southwestern Writers
By Frank M. Clark

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Two great men: one a brilliant author and the other a skilled editor, photographer, and self-taught archeologist. Together they laid out the vast beauty, mystery and grandeur of the land known as the American Southwest. Both were scrappers—Rhodes with words and occasionally fists, and Lummis with his rapierlike editorials. In their time transportation was not easy, friends often saw little of each other and letter writing was not taken lightly. The author weaves a story of these two literary greats through their letters. The book reveals much about their characters and their era. Rhodes and Lummis put much of themselves into their skilled and expressive correspondence. We feel the great compassion, courtesy, kindness and genuine concern for those they held dear in this book that is as much about the lost art of civility as it is about the men who worked to preserve it.

“These delightful sketches of two distinguished Southwestern authors—cowboy Eugene Manlove Rhodes and journalist-historian Charles Fletcher Lummis—will appeal to all those who are interested in the literature of this colorful American region. Letters of the two men to one another are included as a bonus. I give it my strongest recommendation.” —Marc Simmons, historian and author of New Mexico Mavericks, Stalking Billy the Kid, Yesterday in Santa Fe, and Charles F. Lummis, Author and Adventurer, all from Sunstone Press

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Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-211-8
160 pp.,$22.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-942-4
160 pp.,$9.99


SANTA FE AFTER DARK
An Illustrated Guide
By Bob Eggers

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Where’s the theater located? Where can I find a decent meal after the theater? Where can I dance the salsa, play a game of pool, order a great martini, find a sports bar, a singles bar, a flamenco dancer, a ballet, a symphony, a rock band, a stripper? And so it goes when the sun sets in the city different. There’s plenty to do but where and when do you do it?

This illustrated guide to Santa Fe After Dark attempts to answer these questions by covering over 40 bars, clubs and lounges with additional chapters on after hours dining, theater, dance, music, cinema and a few other odds and ends.

For Bob Eggers, drawing has been his first love, but a great deal of his life has been spent in the world of film and advertising. After ten years as a TV commercial art director with Young and Rubicam ad agency in New York, Bob established Eggers Films, a TV production company in Los Angeles where he directed commercial spots for close to 20 years. He, his wife Patricia and two daughters now life in Santa Fe. Bob is getting old and shouldn’t be out after dark!

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Softcover:
8 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-429-7
160 pp.,$19.95


SANTA FE BOHEMIA
The Art Colony, 1964-1980
By Eli Levin

Many Illustrations. Index.

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By the early 1970s, an active bohemian colony had developed in Santa Fe and it became a cultural boom town. The number of art galleries went from two to a hundred. Besides the Santa Fe Opera, there came into being endless festivals: for art, music, literature, theater, movies, fashion, and the crafts of Indians and Spanish Americans. The city’s complex heritage of three interlocked cultures became “Santa Fe Style.”

But the fifteen years between 1964 and 1980 held a special magic. And Eli Levin experienced it all: the fading generation of older artists and the newly arriving younger generation; wild night life at Claude’s Bar; artist’s battles with conservative arts organizations; questionable successes and tragic failure of careers; exemplary examples of lifetime dedication; and a number of suppressed scandals, one even involving possible murders.

Packed with amusing anecdotes about the various artists with whom Levin painted, plotted and partied, this vivid memoir testifies to the exciting rebirth and burgeoning growth of one of this country’s most well known art colonies.

ELI LEVIN, the son of novelist Meyer Levin, is known for his paintings of Santa Fe night life. He has run art galleries, written art reviews and taught art history. He hosts two artist’s gatherings, a drawing group since 1969 and the Santa Fe Etching Club since 1980. Levin studied painting with Raphael Soyer, George Grosz and Robert Beverly Hale, among others, and has Master’s degrees from Wisconsin University and St. John’s College.

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Hardcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-512-6
320 pp.,$29.95

Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-513-3
320 pp.,$24.95


THE SANTA FE GUIDE
The Best Way To See Santa Fe
By Waite Thompson & Richard Gottlieb

THE "IN" PLACES BY ONE WHO KNOWS THEM BEST!
The complete guide to Santa Fe: where to go, what to see, how to get there; cultural activities in town and at surrounding Indian Pueblos. Illustrated, bibliography.


Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-087-9
64 pp.,$6.95


SANTA FE THEN AND NOW
The Past and the Present in Contrast
By Sheila Morand

Many Illustrations & Maps.

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Through its long history, spanning over 400 years, Santa Fe, New Mexico has faced many challenges: strife between civil and religious officials of the 17th century, the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, a stream of French and Anglo-American merchants via the Santa Fe Trail, and the transfer of sovereignty from Mexico to the United States after the 1846 invasion of U.S. troops. All of these historical developments have left their imprint on the physical appearance of this most fascinating of cities. And there have been inevitable changes in the face of the land and the city. This book takes a look at the “then” of Santa Fe and guides us into the “now” of today.

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Softcover:
10 X 8
ISBN: 978-0-86534-046-6
96 pp.,$19.95


THE SANTA FE TRAIL ACTIVITY BOOK
Projects for Children and Parents
By Walter D. Yoder, Ph.D

Illustrated, games, puzzles, cut-outs, pictures to color.

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The Santa Fe Trail was important in the early development and settlement of the American Southwest. This book offers over 40 pages of comprehensive activities detailing the long and scenic trade route between the Western Territories and the American Mid-west. Through an exciting variety of games, puzzles, identification activities, vocabulary recognition, word searches, time lines, art activities, and more, children learn about the overland trail that crossed the vast prairies between Santa Fe, New Mexico and Independence, Missouri. Parents and teachers will find a wealth of ideas on ways of sharing the exciting history of the Old Santa Fe Trail. The author has illustrated this one-of-a-kind book with dozens of informative black and white pictures. Field tested and educator approved, the book provides a wonderful introduction into the romance and excitement of Western U.S. history.

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Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-217-0
48 pp.,$16.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-980-6
48 pp.,$6.99


SANTA FE WITH KIDS FROM A TO Z
An Illustrated Guide
By Mary Catherine Mathews and Kelsy Daly

Illustrated by Bob Eggers

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A trip to Santa Fe can be fun for kids and adults alike. You can find family-friendly things to do at every turn if you know where to look. Do you like outdoor activities? You’re in luck. There is hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, snow skiing, rock climbing, and more. Looking for a little art and culture? Check out a world-class children’s museum, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the Museum of International Folk Art, the country’s oldest house, a miracle at Loretto Chapel, art galleries galore, summer storytelling and the list goes on. Feel like sampling a little of the local flavor? You won’t go hungry in this city of fabulous food. There is a section on kid-friendly restaurants where everyone will be satisfied. (And there’s not a fast-food joint in sight!) Santa Fe is called the City Different for good reason. It’s a trip your family won’t soon forget. Come and explore the winding roads of this beautiful, unique Southwestern US city where the sun shines 300 days a year.

“Santa Fe With Kids From A to Z” is an illustrated, alphabetical guide to family-friendly things to do and see in and around Santa Fe. Don’t leave the kids at home when visiting this New Mexico treasure. There’s something here for everyone!

MARY CATHERINE MATHEWS is a broadcast journalist. She worked as a television news reporter/anchor in Midland, Texas and later was a news writer/producer in New York City. She now enjoys the great New Mexican lifestyle with her husband, Bill and two young daughters, Anna and Sophie. Their search for fun, cultural, affordable and child-friendly things to do in Santa Fe inspired this book.

KELSEY DALY is a native of Santa Fe and the mother of three adventurous, fun-loving children, Griffin, Liam and Aidan. She worked as an environmental engineer for 10 years before starting her family with her husband Michael. Since then, she has co-authored a children’s picture book. Her love of Santa Fe and all it has to offer children and families inspired this book.

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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-457-0
116 pp.,$16.95


SANTA FE'S HISTORIC McKENZIE NEIGHBORHOOD
A Contemporary Look at Old Architecture
By Victoria Rogers and Cal Haines

“This book should exist for all Santa Fe neighborhoods. It is a visually stunning guidebook for those who love to discover the hidden architectural treasures of Santa Fe and those wishing to stay and dwell here.” —Pat French, co-founder New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative and French & French Fine Properties

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This book speaks to lovers of art, Santa Fe, historic architecture, guidebooks, and books as art. The imaginative images are combined with historical documentation, illuminating the diverse period-architecture found in a simple crisscross of seven streets. The historic McKenzie Neighborhood is just a five-minute walk from the downtown Plaza, bordered by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum on Johnson Street. With its charming buildings, old-fashioned street lamps, bright hollyhocks and leggy branches of wild sunflowers along the sidewalks, and distant sounds of church bells or train horns, it’s genuinely New Mexico, where not hurrying is a way of life. So, pause as you travel through the pages of this book, seeing the past with the eyes of now, and return to its treasures again and again.

Creative collaborators Victoria Rogers and Cal Haines are responsible for the art, much of the writing and the concept for this book. Victoria’s originality and eye for color, composition and refinement combined adeptly with Cal’s technical, improvisational and rhythmic design skills to produce the imagery.

Prior to this time, Victoria Rogers has been best known as an artist for her portfolio of color landscape photography with selections archived in the New Mexico Museum of Art’s historic Jane Reese Williams Collection. Cal Haines is a lifelong jazz drummer whose multidimensional thinking patterns find additional expression through photographic and abstract representations of auditory experiences.

In a short time, the pair has been highly productive in a variety of mediums and garnered recognition in print, on the web and in a documentary film for their works on paper.

Sample Chapter
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Softcover:
8 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-813-4
60 pp.,$22.95


SANTA FE, 400 YEARS, 400 QUESTIONS
Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1610
By Elizabeth West, Editor

“The brain teasers collected in this book encapsulate historical nuggets drawn from New Mexico’s dramatic past. Reading them, New Mexicans and others can test their knowledge of our local history and have fun in the bargain.” —Marc Simmons, historian and author of numerous books about New Mexico history

“From its ancient beginnings to modern times, Santa Fe’s history offers plenty of room for questions, and readers will find challenging, as well as entertaining, answers here.” —Martin W. Aguilar, former governor of San Ildefonso Pueblo

“The advantage to the nonchronological approach is that it reveals surprises as the reader turns the pages. The book presents scholarly information drawn from archives and published works as well as questions from visitors and recent arrivals to the City Different, and anecdotes from individuals whose families have been here for generations.” —From the introduction by Adrian Bustamante, ethnohistorian and retired Southwest Studies professor

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This question-and-answer book about Santa Fe contains 400 reminders of what is known and what is sometimes forgotten or misunderstood about a city that was founded more than four hundred years ago. Not a traditional history book, this group of questions is presented in an apparently random order, and the answers occasionally meander off topic, as if part of a casual conversation. What you find here will stimulate your curiosity and invite debate about what history is. References follow each entry.

Black-and-white illustrations, photographs, maps, an index, and study guides further enliven this unconventional approach. A compilation of four hundred questions cannot attempt to encompass all of Santa Fe’s history, but the bibliography extends an invitation to read more and connect to different topics. Also included is a game (“What Is It?”) scattered throughout the text.

Elizabeth West, the editor of this book, is a newcomer to Santa Fe, having arrived in 1966. Her first job in Santa Fe was as a waitress, working as a modern-day version of a “Harvey Girl” at La Fonda. She was born in Boston, but her children and grandchildren were born in Santa Fe. She worked at the Santa Fe Public Library off and on for over twenty-five years. During 2010 she served on the History Task Force for the Santa Fe 400th Committee for the Commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the founding of Santa Fe.

Sample Chapter
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Hardcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-875-2
374 pp.,$40.00

Softcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-876-9
374 pp.,$30.00


SANTA FE, ITS 400TH YEAR
Exploring the Past, Defining the Future
By Rob Dean, Editor

The story of Santa Fe, New Mexico on the occasion of its 400th anniversary commemoration in 2010 with 12 chapters, many illustrations, timelines, index, detailed bibliography, and Study Guide for teachers and students.

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The timeline of American history has always swept through Santa Fe, New Mexico. Settled by ancient peoples, explored by conquistadors, conquered by the U.S. cavalry, Santa Fe owns a story that stretches from the talking drums of the Pueblos to the high math of complexity theory pioneered at the Santa Fe Institute. This fresh presentation, 400 years after the Spanish founded the town in 1610, presents the full arc of Santa Fe’s story that sifts through its long, complex, thrilling history.

From the moment of first contact between the explorers and the native peoples, Santa Fe became a crossroads, a place of accommodations and clashes. Faith defined, sustained, and liberated the people. All the while, scoundrels and abusers of power elbowed their way into civic life. And who should piece together that story of the country’s oldest capital city? The Santa Fe New Mexican, the oldest newspaper in the American West, walking side by side with the people of Santa Fe for 160 years—a long life by the standards of publishing though merely a short span in Santa Fe’s timeless drama.

This book was compiled from a series that appeared monthly in The Santa Fe New Mexican in honor of the city’s 400th anniversary commemoration in 2010. It illuminates Santa Fe’s enduring promise to cling to roots that are bottomless and to leap into a future that is boundless.

Over 400 pages, many illustrations, timelines, index, and detailed bibliographies. Included is a Study Guide for teachers, students, and anyone interested in Santa Fe and the American Southwest.

Sample Chapter
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Hardcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-795-3
386 pp.,$39.95

Softcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-796-0
386 pp.,$29.95


SANTOS OF SPANISH NEW MEXICO
A Coloring Book
By Al Chapman, Compiler and Illustrator

Illustrated, English/Spanish

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The mystery. The rich heritage. The haunting sorrow and mesmerizing beauty captured in the solemn eyes of the saints. Explore the world of the Northern New Mexican Santo in this coloring book unlike any other. Santos of Spanish New Mexico is a perfect introduction for both young and old into the art of carving and painting images of saints that represent the care and love of the community that the Santero (maker of saint images) comes from. The Santero is a self-taught craftsman who utilizes handmade tools, pine, aspen, cedar or cottonwood root to fashion representations, figurines, and objects in honor of the patron deities brought to the New World by their ancestors during the late 16th century. Learn a little about the saints and the various depictions you can recognize anywhere throughout Northern New Mexico. A tradition handed down from generation to generation, the art of making Santos is still very much alive and thriving in this special region of the world. Care has been taken to be faithful to the artistic details of the original works. Like the folk art he has endeavored to reproduce, Al Chapman’s drawings in this book are simple and sincere.

This book is a good companion to What is a New Mexico Santo? by Eluid Levi Martinez and Santos, A Coloring Book of New Mexico Saints by Marie Romero Cash, both from Sunstone Press.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=9_FweoIvZMcC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-238-5
32 pp.,$14.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-911-0
32 pp.,$6.99


SHERIFF PAT GARRETT'S LAST DAYS
The Story of the Man Who Killed Billy the Kid
By Colin Rickards

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Patrick Floyd Garrett, widely known as “Pat,” (1850-1908) had tracked down and killed the outlaw Billy the Kid but also became a victim of the tangled politics of the time. He has been maligned by writers, libeled by Hollywood and deprecated by many of his contemporaries. But despite them, all his deeds retain for him a niche in the gallery of fast shooting peace officers who helped to bring law and order to the frontier West. When he died, there was rejoicing in some quarters and relief in others--as might be expected in the case of a controversial figure. There was also genuine and profound sorrow in the rugged hearts of many in New Mexico, Texas and Arizona, as well as farther afield, and the circumstances surrounding his death, ostensibly at the hands of a most unlikely cowboy named Wayne Brazel, have puzzled and intrigued historians since that spring day in 1908 when he was shot to death and left lying in a sand drift on a lonely road.

But was Pat Garrett shot by Wayne Brazel, or hired killer Jim Miller? Brazel confessed, but few believed his story and he was acquitted. Colin Rickards’ book sheds light on this unhappy affair which still remains a source of controversy.

Colin Rickards has done extensive research on Pat Garrett including checking official court records, investigating contemporary accounts and conducting interviews. He separates fact from fantasy in this meticulously documented account. An authority on frontier history, the author has written numerous articles and books on the Old West. A journalist by profession, Rickards has applied the same techniques to ferreting out the true stories of life and death adventures in western history.

More information on this controversial period in American Southwestern history, the heroes and the villains can be found in these and other Sunstone Press books: Alias Billy the Kid by Donald Cline and Sheriff William Brady by Donald R. Lavash.

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SHERIFF WILLIAM BRADY
Tragic Hero Of The Lincoln County War
By Donald R. Lavash

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Was Sheriff William Brady a willing pawn in the hands of a crooked political fation or was he an honest man dedicated to law and order? After his extensive research, Donal R. Lavash thinks Brady deserves a more realistic evaluation of his part in the Lincoln County Was in New Mexico.

In 1873, crime and violence were rampant in Lincoln County, New Mexico. Land fraud, cattle and horse stealing were common. Outlaws, including Billy the Kid, swarmed in to join hands with dishonest citizens. Although Brady tried to stem the frowing tide of anarachy, his efforts ended when he was ambused by Billy the Kid and his gang.

This book is not only a biography of a man but the history of an era in the American Southwest. More information on this controversial period will be found in these other Sunstone Press books: “Alias Billy the Kid” by Donald Cline, “Sheriff Pat Garrett’s Last Days” by Colin Rickards, “The Death of Billy the Kid” by John William Poe, “The Real Billy the Kid” by Miguel Antonio Otero, “Stalking Billy the Kid” by Marc Simmons, “The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid” by Pat Garrett, “Kit Carson’s Own Story of His Life” by Blanche Grant, and “Dynamite and Six-Shooter” by Jeff Burton.

Donald R. Lavash was a historian on the staff of the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives and was a specialist in American Southwest history. An author of numerous articles and the book, “A Journey Through New Mexico History” also published by Sunstone Press, he received his Ph.D. from the International Institute for Advanced Studies.

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SKY DETERMINES
An Interpretation of the Southwest
By Ross Calvin

New Foreword by Ron Hamm, Author of “Ross Calvin: Interpreter of the American Southwest”

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Desert environment leaves its stark impress upon plants, animals, and men. And Ross Calvin tells the beautifully strange story of New Mexico—its ancient culture, the coming of the Spanish friars, the Spanish occupation, pueblo life, the Apaches and their long warfare with the whites, cattle and sheep raising and cowboys and outlaws, and the old trails, and the coming of the railroads—treating all these in the light of the physical features and physical conditions of the country. Calvin knew New Mexico intimately, and he writes of his observations and experiences in his rides and tramps through the region. His novel point of view and material afford a unique approach to the arid American Southwest. The journalist Ernie Pyle, who lived in Albuquerque with his wife for a period in 1942, stated that Calvin’s book was “our Southwestern Bible,” and the famed Western librarian and critic Lawrence Clark Powell gave his imprimatur when he called it the “finest single book about New Mexico.” This new edition includes a foreword by Ron Hamm, author of the biography Ross Calvin: Interpreter of the American Southwest. Many of the books listed in the Bibliography are in new editions from Sunstone Press in its Southwest Heritage Series.

Ross Calvin was born in Illinois in 1889, graduated from Indiana’s DePauw University in 1911, and went on to Harvard where he got his doctorate in English. In 1920-21 he attended the General Theological Seminary in New York City. Poor health forced him west shortly thereafter, and from 1927 to 1942 he served as an Episcopal priest at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Silver City, New Mexico. During his off hours, Calvin hiked the surrounding country and eventually traveled all over his adopted state. He loved talking to people—ranchers, cowboys, miners, old-timers, biologists, historians, Pueblo Indians, Hispanic farmers—and each one of these conversations further buttressed his growing conviction that climate dictated everything in New Mexico. When not roaming the countryside or tending his congregants, he wrote for religious and scholarly journals and also produced four books, the best known of which are Sky Determines (1934) and River of the Sun: Stories of the Storied Gila (1946). He died in 1970.

“Calvin has a seeing eye. Not only one which gets a comprehensive view of a vegetable and animal life that climbs from sub-tropical to sub-Arctic, and of human types from pre-Pueblo to late tourist-camp; but the sort of an eye too which sees little animal tracks, notes plants and birds and clouds, and can relate these things to the all-embracing sky which is his theme. He remembers the harsh cut of dust and the fresh consolation of fragrant rain, he knows what it is to come thirsty to a water hole.” —Erna Fergusson, The New Mexico Quarterly


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SMOKEY BEAR AND THE GREAT WILDERNESS
Selected Essays and Memoirs
By Elliott S. Barker

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In 1950, after a fire raged through an area in south-central New Mexico, a small bear cub was found clinging to a pine tree. The cub had suffered severe burns, and the fire fighters who rescued him were amazed that he could have survived such intense heat. So tiny he fit into a shoe box, the cub was taken to a veterinarian in Santa Fe and responded well to treatment. In time, fully recovered, he became a popular character in schools and social functions.

Through the effort of Elliott S. Barker and others, the Bear was named Smokey and in time became a famous national symbol for forest fire prevention and wildlife conservation, eventually contributing to an increased awareness of the need for these measures.

Also included in this book are stories about the author’s experiences as Forest Supervisor, State Game Warden, and as Manager and Predator Warden for Vermejo Park in New Mexico. J. Frank Dobie said: “Barker writes exactly as he talks, and his talk is genuine. He talks of deer, elk, grizzlies, and mountain lions, and of people—women as well as men—who belong to the land.” Barker was of pioneer stock, his parents having arrived in Sapello, New Mexico in a covered wagon and were among the early settlers of the Northern New Mexico wilderness. He was the author of many books.

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SONGS OF THE TEWA
American Indian Home Songs, Scared Chants, Ceremonial Songs, Magic Songs and Prayers
By Herbert Joseph Spinden, PhD

Appendix with original Tewa texts, photographs, and a preface by Alice Marriott.

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For centuries the American Indian literary tradition was primarily an oral one. Since written languages were rare among native North and south American cultures, all literature—myth, legend, story, poetry—was passed along the generations through memory and the spoken word. Herbert Joseph Spinden collected these at a time—around 1933—when the Indian poetic voice was a nameless one. The songs included here are of that period and his translations of Tewa ritual and secular songs are remarkable for their sensitivity to and consonance with Tewa (Pueblo) thought. This copyrighted edition includes an early introductory essay and scholarly notes by Dr. Spinden, early photographs of the Tewa from the collection of Mrs. Spinden, and a preface by Alice Marriott.


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SOUNDS AND SIGHTS OF TAOS VALLEY
By Helen G. Blumenschein

Helen G. Blumenschein, daughter of artist Ernest L. Blumenschein, and an artist in her own right was a chronicler of her time. In this book, she records and describes Taos, New Mexico as it was in 1972. Long an art colony, Taos had attracted many artists. By 1915 Joseph Henry Sharp, E. Irving Couse, Oscar E. Berninghaus and W. Herbert “Buck” Dunton had moved to Taos and with Ernest Blumenschein and Bert Phillips they formed the Taos Society of Artists. The six founding members were known as the “Taos Six.”

Helen grew up in this environment and recorded her impressions of Taos and the Taos Valley using “sounds” as an opening theme for this book. She then offers a personal glimpse into her world through a brief history of Taos, the archaeology of the area, and many illustrations including including sketches of such luminaries as Joseph Henry Sharp, Oscar E. Berninghaus, Frieda Lawrence, Dorothy Brett, Andrew Dasburg, Frank Waters, and Spud Johnson. In 1962, Helen gave the family’s home and furnishings as a gift to the community of Taos and the Kit Carson Historic Museums (now the Taos Historic Museums). The museum celebrates the lives and art of Ernest L. Blumenschein, Mary Shepherd Greene Blumenschein and Helen. It also commemorates the formation of the Taos Society of Artists and the establishing of Taos as a world-renowned art colony.

Helen Blumenschein’s work was exhibited extensively during her lifetime, with shows in many esteemed institutions, including the New York World’s Fair, the National Academy of Design, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Carnegie Institute, and the Paris Salon. To this day, Helen’s works can be seen in the permanent collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum Association, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, the Newark Public Library, and the Carnegie Institute.

Includes bibliography and map of the Taos Valley and vicinity.


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ISBN: 978-0-913270-04-2
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SOUTHWESTERN ARTS & CRAFTS PROJECTS
Educational and Fun Projects for Children and Adults
By Nancy Krenz & Patricia Byrnes

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This book has a threefold purpose: to build cultural appreciation, to present workable art projects and to utilize inexpensive and indigenous materials of the American Southwest. This is an instructor’s guide and in all ways should assist in making interesting, educational and fun projects for students of the elementary level. The authors know their business and have carefully calculated each lesson--making sure that the procedures are directed toward a satisfactory goal. Their methods have been put to the test and the results are self-evident as one reads the basic and well-planned instructions.

Nancy Krenz has a Masters Degree in art education from the University of New Mexico and was an elementary school teacher for seven years. Her interest in Art and culture was enhanced by teaching “art in the bush” to teachers for two summers in Sierra Leone, West Africa, with the International Teach Corps in 1965 and 1966.

Patricia Byrnes is a native New Mexican and has a B.S. Degree from the University of New Mexico. As the mother of five children she finds herself active in scouting, church and youth activities. Her interest in arts and crafts stems from a need to provide an outlet for her children and she also found it good therapy for her one handicapped child.

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ISBN: 978-0-91327-062-2
145 pp.,$16.95

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SOUTHWESTERN COLONIAL IRONWORK
The Spanish Backsmithing Tradition
By Marc Simmons and Frank Turley

“Southwestern Colonial Ironwork combines the knowledge and talents of an historian and a practicing blacksmith . . . the happiest of alliances. It will be most welcome in my library.” (Ivor Noël Hume, former Director, Department of Archeology, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and author of "Guide to Artifacts of Colonial America")

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Colonial blacksmiths were more common in the Southwest and their work more sophisticated than has generally been recognized. They forged all manner of domestic utensils and hardware and served as gunsmiths, armorers and farriers. This book is the first historical and practical survey of the full range of ornamental and utilitarian ironwork used and made by Spanish people in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas from the 1500s to about 1850, and is one of the most complete pictures of any Southwestern colonial craft. It presents, also for the first time, a detailed summary of the distinctive methods employed by the old Hispanic smiths.

The book contains two parts. The first looks at the early iron manufacturing and blacksmithing industries of Spain and Mexico. The second deals with the colonial smith, his equipment, his methods, and the products of his forge. Information on these subjects has been derived from documents such as wills of blacksmiths, supply lists of expeditions, and inventories of mission workshops. All in all, the book is an invaluable and permanent source for practicing blacksmiths, historians, archaeologists, craftspeople, antique collectors, designers, and architects. Two hundred black and white photographs and fifty line drawings are included as well as a glossary of Spanish smith terms.

Marc Simmons, author and professional historian, has published 45 books related to the history and culture of the American Southwest. He has taught at several colleges and universities and is a Woodrow Wilson and a Guggenheim Fellow. In 1993, King Juan Carlos of Spain admitted him to the knightly Order of Isabel la Católica for his contributions to Spanish colonial history. Dr. Simmons is also a graduate of the North Texas Farriers School.

Frank Turley is a member of the Artist-Blacksmiths’ Association of North America, American Farriers’ Association and New Mexico Professional Horseshoers’ Association. For many years a professional blacksmith and farrier, Turley has been the director of the Turley Forge School of Blacksmithing since 1969 and is well known throughout the United States for his participation in major workshops and exhibitions. His work has been exhibited at the Pasadena Art Museum, State University of New York in Brockport, University Museum and Art Galleries of Southern Illinois University, and Mariposa Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has published several articles in American Farriers’Journal.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-601-7
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SOUTHWESTERN DESIGNS
Patterns of All Kinds to Stimulate Your Imagination
By Jeanette Cross

Patterns and Detailed Instructions, Bibliography

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Needle workers of the world unite! Southwestern Designs is the ultimate pattern book showcasing images and ready-to-use designs unique to the American Southwest. From ancient Indian representations to modern Mexican and New Mexican iconography, this book is a welcomed companion to the novice as well as the expert needle pincher. Want to add a Kachina doll to that rhinestone jacket you purchased in the bland arid territory of Texas? Care to superimpose an authentic buffalo dancer to that plain blue denim shirt? Then Southwestern Designs is what you’re looking for. Here is your chance to adopt Navajo Indian petroglyph renderings and paste them on your family’s clothes or your own personal wardrobe. Be creative, be inventive, become artistic and let your imagination run wild and free with this user-friendly guide. Whether you are doing appliqué, embroidery, painting or woodworking, these designs will give you the inspiration and help that results in a happy ending for your endless hours of work!

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-047-3
32 pp.,$14.95

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SOUTHWESTERN ORNAMENTATION AND DESIGN
The Architecture and Designs Of John Gaw Meem
By Anne Taylor, PhD

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The archives of the Meem Room in Zimmerman Library at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque contain a wealth of drawings done by one of New Mexico’s most renowned architects, John Gaw Meem. Meem’s legacy is in part his contribution to the preservation and renewal of historic American Southwestern architecture. Much of the indigenous building and craft work which inspired Meem is gone now, but his work remains as our model for historic architectural details and design. This book lauds Meem’s substantial use of crafted ornamentation and details such as gates, doors, corbels, fireplaces, metal work, light fixtures, etc., and shows his sensitivity to the cultural environment he in turn contributed so much to as an example for homeowners, builders, and designers everywhere.

Anne Taylor, PhD, is a University of New Mexico Regents professor and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) distinguished Professor Emerita. She was a professor at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico, and is known internationally for her research on physical environments and their effects on learning and behavior, and the teaching of architecture and design to children. Taylor is the author of Linking Architecture and Education: Sustainable Design of Learning Environments and many journal articles on the same subject. Southwestern Ornamentation and Design can be used by teachers, architects and others to explore with their students symbolic architecture and design thinking in a unique part of the United States.

“Anne Taylor offers a direct and knowledgeable analytical survey of one of New Mexico's most renowned architects. Black-and-white photographs drawn from the archives of the Meem Room in Zimmerman Library at the University of New Mexico help present John Meem's bold and visionary ideas to offer inspiration in their own right. A very highly recommended addition to professional and academic Architectural Studies collections.” —Midwest Book Review

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THE SPANISH ARCHIVES OF NEW MEXICO, VOLUME ONE
By Ralph Emerson Twitchell

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In what follows can be found the doors to a house of words and stories. This house of words and stories is the Archive of New Mexico and the doors are each of the documents contained within it. Like any house, New Mexico’s archive has a tale of its own origin and a complex history. Although its walls have changed many times, its doors and the encounters with those doors hold stories known and told and others not yet revealed.

In the Archives, there are thousands of doors (4,481) that open to a time of kings and popes, of inquisition and revolution. “These archives,” writes Ralph Emerson Twitchell, “are by far the most valuable and interesting of any in the Southwest.” Many of these documents were given a number by Twitchell, small stickers that were appended to the first page of each document, an act of heresy to archivists and yet these stickers have now become part of the artifact. These are the doors that Ralph Emerson Twitchell opened at the dawn of the 20th century with a key that has served scholars, policy-makers, and activists for generations. In 1914 Twitchell published in two volumes The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, the first calendar and guide to the documents from the Spanish colonial period.

Volume One of the two volumes focuses on the collection known as the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, or SANM I, an appellation granted because of Twitchell’s original compilation and description of the 1,384 documents identified in the first volume of his series. The Spanish Archives of New Mexico was assembled by the Surveyor General of New Mexico (1854-1891) and the Court of Private Land Claims (1891-1904). The collection consists of civil land records of the Spanish period governments of New Mexico and materials created by the Surveyor General and Court of Private Land Claims during the process of adjudication. It includes the original Spanish colonial petitions for land grants, land conveyances, wills, mine registers, records books, journals, dockets, reports, minutes, letters, and a variety of other legal documents.

Each of these documents tell a story, sometimes many stories. The bulk of the records accentuate the amazingly dynamic nature of land grant and settlement policies. While the documents reveal the broad sweep of community settlement and its reverse effect, hundreds of last wills and testaments are included in these records, that are scripted in the most eloquent and spiritual tone at the passing of individuals into death. These testaments also reveal a legacy of what colonists owned and bequeathed to the next generations.

Most of the documents are about the geographic, political and cultural mapping of New Mexico, but many reflect the stories of that which is owned both in terms of commodities and human lives. Archives inevitably, and these archives more than most, help to shape current debates about dispossession, the colonial past, and the postcolonial future of New Mexico. For this reason, the task of understanding the role of archives, archival documents, and the kinds of stories that emanate from them has never been more urgent.

Let this effort and the key provided by Twitchell in his two volumes open the doors wide for knowledge to be useful today and tomorrow. --From the Foreword by Estevan Rael-Gálvez, New Mexico State Historian

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-683-3
620 pp.,$65.00

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THE SPANISH ARCHIVES OF NEW MEXICO, VOLUME TWO
By Ralph Emerson Twitchell

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In what follows can be found the doors to a house of words and stories. This house of words and stories is the Archive of New Mexico and the doors are each of the documents contained within it. Like any house, New Mexico’s archive has a tale of its own origin and a complex history. Although its walls have changed many times, its doors and the encounters with those doors hold stories known and told and others not yet revealed.

In the Archives, there are thousands of doors (4,481) that open to a time of kings and popes, of inquisition and revolution. “These archives,” writes Ralph Emerson Twitchell, “are by far the most valuable and interesting of any in the Southwest.” Many of these documents were given a number by Twitchell, small stickers that were appended to the first page of each document, an act of heresy to archivists and yet these stickers have now become part of the artifact. These are the doors that Ralph Emerson Twitchell opened at the dawn of the 20th century with a key that has served scholars, policy-makers, and activists for generations. In 1914 Twitchell published in two volumes The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, the first calendar and guide to the documents from the Spanish colonial period.

Volume Two of the two volumes focuses on the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, or SANM II. These 3,087 documents consist of administrative, civil, military, and ecclesiastical records of the Spanish colonial government in New Mexico, 1621-1821. The materials span a broad range of subjects, revealing information about such topics as domestic relations, political intrigue, crime and punishment, material culture, the Camino Real, relations between Spanish settlers and indigenous peoples, the intrusion of Anglo-Americans, and the growing unrest that resulted in Mexico's independence from Spain in 1821.

As is the case with Volume One, these documents tell many stories. They reflect, for example, the creation and maintenance of colonial society in New Mexico; itself founded upon the casting and construction of colonizing categories. Decisions made by popes, kings and viceroys thousands of miles away from New Mexico defined the lives of everyday citizens, as did the reports of governors and clergy sent back to their superiors. They represent the history of imperial power, conquest, and hegemony.

Indeed, though the stories of indigenous people and women can be found in these documents, it may be fair to assume that not a single one of them was actually scripted by a woman or an American Indian during that time period. But there is another silence in this particular collection and series that is telling. Few pre-Revolt (1680) documents are contained in this collection. While the original colonial archive may well have contained thousands of documents that predate the European settlement of New Mexico in 1598, with the Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680, all but four of those documents were destroyed. For historians, the tragedy cannot be calculated. Nevertheless, this absence and silence is important in its own right and is a part of the story, told and imagined.

Let this effort and the key provided by Twitchell in his two volumes open the doors wide for knowledge to be useful today and tomorrow. --From the Foreword by Estevan Rael-Gálvez, New Mexico State Historian

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764 pp.,$65.00

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-648-2
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SPANISH COLONIAL LIVES
Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1705–1774
By Linda Tigges, Editor

A Companion in Part to "The Spanish Archives of New Mexico" by Ralph Emerson Twitchell

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On their return to New Mexico from El Paso after the 1680 Pueblo Revolt, the New Mexican settlers were confronted with continuous raids by hostile Indian tribes, disease and an inhospitable landscape. In spite of this, in the early and mid-eighteenth century, the New Mexicans went about their daily lives as best they could, as shown in original documents from the time. The documents show them making deals, traveling around the countryside and to and from El Paso and Mexico City, complaining about and arguing with each other, holding festivals, and making plans for the future of their children. It also shows them interacting with the presidio soldiers, the Franciscan friars and Inquisition officials, El Paso and Chihuahua merchants, the occasional Frenchman, and their Pueblo Indian allies. Because many of the documents include oral testimony, we are able to read what they had to say, sometimes angry, asking for help, or giving excuses for their behavior, as written down by a scribe at the time. This book includes fifty-four original handwritten documents from the early and mid-eighteenth century. Most of the original documents are located in the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, although some are from the Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley, the Archivo General de la Nacion in Mexico City, and elsewhere. They were selected for their description of Spanish Colonial life, of interest to the many descendants of the characters that appear in them, and because they tell a good story. A translation and transcription of each document is included as well as a synopsis, background notes, and biographical notes. They can be considered a companion, in part, to Ralph Emerson Twitchell’s 1914 two volumes, The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, summarizing the documents of the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, now available in new editions from Sunstone Press.

LINDA TIGGES, PhD, is a retired land planner. While working in the City of Santa Fe in the 1980s and 1990s, she assisted in drafting and staffing the City’s Archaeological Review ordinance, prepared and worked on State Historic Preservation grants and prepared City publications on architectural history and Spanish Colonial Santa Fe. She is a New Mexico certified historian with the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. Written material includes archival research on historic properties, published work on the Santa Fe presidio in All Trails Lead to Santa Fe, An Anthology Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1610, from Sunstone Press, as well as articles for the New Mexico Historical Review and the New Mexico Genealogical Society Journal. Her special interest is early and mid-eighteenth century Spanish Colonial documents. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Iowa State University and the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill, and a PhD in Administration from Iowa State University.

J. RICHARD SALAZAR retired from the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives in 1996 as Director of the Archival Services Division of that agency. Since that time he has been conducting historical research for the various acequia associations of northern New Mexico in their attempt to determine their acequia priority dates. He has worked with New Mexico’s archival documents, including the land grant records, for over forty years.


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ISBN: 978-0-86534-970-4
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ISBN: 978-0-86534-971-1
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SPANISH COLONIAL WOMEN AND THE LAW: COMPLAINTS, LAWSUITS, AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR
Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1697–1749
By Linda Tigges, Editor and J. Richard Salazar, Translator

“This is an important work from Linda Tigges and Richard Salazar dealing with early eighteenth century women and the law. However their court cases were decided, these Spanish Colonial women were successful in the legacy they left for future generations. If you are a twelfth generation New Mexican or a newcomer, you will find this work priceless.” —Henrietta Martinez Christmas

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Women in early 18th century Spanish Colonial New Mexico had rights and privileges under Spanish law that were not enjoyed by other women in North America until the late 19th and early 20th century. Women were considered separate entities under the law and valuable members of Spanish society. As such, they could own property, inherit in their own name, and act as court witnesses. In particular they could make accusations and denunciations to the local alcalde mayor and governor, which they frequently did.

The documents in this book show that Spanish Colonial women were aware of their rights and took advantage of them to assert themselves in the struggling communities of the New Mexican frontier. In the documents, the women are shown making complaints of theft, physical and verbal abuse by their husbands or other women, and of non-payment of dowries or other inheritance. Other documents are included showing men accusing women of misrepresenting property ownership and dowry payments and of adultery and slander.

Spain was a legalistic society and both women and men used the courts to settle even minor matters. Because the court proceedings were written down by a scribe and stored in the archives, many documents still exist. From these, thirty-one have been selected allowing us to hear the words of some outspoken Spanish women and the sometimes angry men, speaking their minds in court about their spouses, lovers of their spouses, children, and relatives, as well as their land, livestock and expected inheritance. The documents transcribed and translated in this book are a small number of the existing documents held in Santa Fe at the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, at the Bancroft Library at University of California, the Archivo General de la Nacion in Mexico City, and elsewhere. A synopsis, editor’s notes, maps, and biographical notes are provided. The material can be considered a companion, in part, to Ralph Emerson Twitchell’s 1914 two volumes, The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, available in new editions from Sunstone Press.

Linda Tigges, PhD, is a retired land planner. In the 1980s and 1990s, she worked with the City of Santa Fe’s Archaeological Review Committee and the Historic Design Review Board and prepared City publications on architectural history and Spanish Colonial Santa Fe. She is a New Mexico certified historian with the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. She is also the editor of Spanish Colonial Lives, Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1705–1774. Written material includes archival research on Santa Fe historic properties, published work on the Santa Fe presidio in All Trails Lead to Santa Fe, An Anthology Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1610, from Sunstone Press, as well as articles for various journals and publications.

J. Richard Salazar retired from the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives in 1996 as Director of the Archival Services Division of that agency. Since that time he has been conducting historical research for the various acequia associations of northern New Mexico in their attempts to determine their acequia priority dates. He has worked with New Mexico’s archival documents, including the land grant records, for over forty years. He was the transcriber and translator for Spanish Colonial Lives, Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1704–1774. He was born and brought up in northern New Mexico.

Website: http://lindatigges.com

Hardcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-1-63293-105-4
534 pp.,$60.00

Softcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-1-63293-104-7
534 pp.,$40.00


SPANISH COLONIAL WOMEN AND THE LAW: COMPLAINTS, LAWSUITS, AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR (ENGLISH EDITION)
Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1697–1749
By Linda Tigges, Editor and J. Richard Salazar, Translator

Selected as Best Southwest History Book of 2017 by the New Mexico State Library.

“This is an important work from Linda Tigges and Richard Salazar dealing with early eighteenth century women and the law. However their court cases were decided, these Spanish Colonial women were successful in the legacy they left for future generations. If you are a twelfth generation New Mexican or a newcomer, you will find this work priceless.” —Henrietta Martinez Christmas

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Women in early 18th century Spanish Colonial New Mexico had rights and privileges under Spanish law that were not enjoyed by other women in North America until the late 19th and early 20th century. Women were considered separate entities under the law and valuable members of Spanish society. As such, they could own property, inherit in their own name, and act as court witnesses. In particular they could make accusations and denunciations to the local alcalde mayor and governor, which they frequently did. The documents in this book show that Spanish Colonial women were aware of their rights and took advantage of them to assert themselves in the struggling communities of the New Mexican frontier. In the documents, the women are shown making complaints of theft, physical and verbal abuse by their husbands or other women, and of non-payment of dowries or other inheritance. Other documents are included showing men accusing women of misrepresenting property ownership and dowry payments and of adultery and slander. Spain was a legalistic society and both women and men used the courts to settle even minor matters. Because the court proceedings were written down by a scribe and stored in the archives, many documents still exist. From these, thirty-one have been selected allowing us to hear the words of some outspoken Spanish women and the sometimes angry men, speaking their minds in court about their spouses, lovers of their spouses, children, and relatives, as well as their land, livestock and expected inheritance. The documents translated into English in this book are a small number of the existing documents held in Santa Fe at the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, at the Bancroft Library at University of California, the Archivo General de la Nacion in Mexico City, and elsewhere. A synopsis, editor’s notes, maps, and biographical notes are provided. The material can be considered a companion, in part, to Ralph Emerson Twitchell’s 1914 two volumes, The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, available in new editions from Sunstone Press. Sunstone Press has also published a Spanish/English edition in both hardcover and softcover.

Linda Tigges, PhD, is a retired land planner. In the 1980s and 1990s, she worked with the City of Santa Fe’s Archaeological Review Committee and the Historic Design Review Board and prepared City publications on architectural history and Spanish Colonial Santa Fe. She is a New Mexico certified historian with the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. She is also the editor of Spanish Colonial Lives, Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1705–1774. Written material includes archival research on Santa Fe historic properties, published work on the Santa Fe presidio in All Trails Lead to Santa Fe, An Anthology Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1610, from Sunstone Press, as well as articles for various journals and publications.

J. Richard Salazar retired from the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives in 1996 as Director of the Archival Services Division of that agency. Since that time he has been conducting historical research for the various acequia associations of northern New Mexico in their attempts to determine their acequia priority dates. He has worked with New Mexico’s archival documents, including the land grant records, for over forty years. He was the transcriber and translator for Spanish Colonial Lives, Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1704–1774. He was born and brought up in northern New Mexico.

Website: http://lindatigges.com

Softcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-1-63293-186-3
374 pp.,$25.00


SPANISH RIDDLES AND COLCHA DESIGNS
(Adivinanzas Españolas y Diseños de Colcha)
By Members of La Sociedad Folklórica, compilers

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Riddles ("Dichos") with the flavor of daily life in New Mexico and the American Southwest combined with patterns representative of early colcha embroidery designs make this book a positive force in the preservation of Hispanic traditions.

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Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-226-2
128 pp.,$16.95


SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST
Geology/Ancient Eras and Prehistoric People/Hiking Through Time
By Tom Prisciantelli

SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST is filled from cover to cover with a descriptive text which is enhanced with black-and-white photographs, forming a superb basis for an adventurous hiker's journey through the eras. From ancient sites once inhabited by Paleo-Indians millennia ago, to geological treasure troves that bespeak the history of the Earth itself, SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST is an impressive and confidently recommended guide for armchair travelers and on-site visitors, as well as an unusual and invaluable contribution to Native American Studies reference collections and supplemental reading lists." (THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW)

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Tom Prisciantelli spent many years driving and researching the American Southwest and documenting those geologic and archaeological facts he found most interesting and accessible via hiking trails. His first exposure to geology was in the mid-1960s while attending college in New Mexico where he graduated. After a two-year stint in the Army, he moved back and forth between the East Coast and Southwest. Having spent most of his working life in the computer field, he started his own contracting business, eventually leaving it in order to actualize his dream—to travel and learn about the land. This book is a result of that dream and the desire to share it.

Website: http://www.HikingNewRealities.com
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Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11, Illustrated
ISBN: 978-0-86534-354-2
220 pp.,$22.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-903-5
224 pp.,$18.99


SPUD JOHNSON & LAUGHING HORSE
By Sharyn R. Udall

The story of editor/poet/journalist/diarist and printer Walter Willard “Spud” Johnson.

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Spud Johnson and Laughing Horse is a portrait of the soul of a generation of artists and writers, the story of the men and women who made New Mexico a center of regional American literature, criticism and visual arts in the 1920s and 30s. Sharyn Udall’s lively account of the quirky editor, poet, journalist, diarist and printer Walter Willard “Spud” Johnson focuses especially on brilliant and diverse artists--D. H. Lawrence, Mary Austin, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Witter Bynner, Georgia O’Keeffe and John Marin among them--whom he befriended and published. Together they helped to create a new voice for the Southwest, fusing high art and low, repudiating the derivative cultural tradition of their predecessors, and bringing the Native American and Hispanic cultural heritage to the attention of the American mainstream.

Sharyn Udall is an Art Historian, author, and independent curator who has written, taught and lectured widely on the art of the American Southwest. She takes a special interest in women in the visual arts, in the transnational arts of the Americas, and in interdisciplinary associations among artists and writers. She has lived in the Southwest for most of her adult life and has taught Art History at the University of New Mexico and the College of Santa Fe.

Dr. Udall’s books include Modernist Painting in New Mexico; Spud Johnson and Laughing Horse; Inside Looking Out: The Life and Art of Gina Knee; Contested Terrain: Myth and Meaning in Southwest Art; O’Keeffe and Texas; and most recently a book and traveling exhibition on three women artists of North America entitled Carr, O’Keeffe, Kahlo: Places of Their Own. Her upcoming book project is American Art and Dance: A Long Embrace, which looks at the many ways visual artists have helped to define and express American culture through images of the dance.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-646-8
452 pp.,$34.95


STALKING BILLY THE KID
Brief Sketches of a Short Life
By Marc Simmons

“Thanks to the discerning Simmons, this careful collection offers rare glimpses of chance encounters with the young outlaw in Territorial New Mexico’s vast expanses, as recalled by folks who had little to gain from the recollections. Young Billy on the lam comes across as engaging, polite, well-mannered and brandishing a six-shooter with chivalry. Simmons’ last chapter, his longest, is a bravura piece that alone is worth the price of the book.” NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE

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“Having written about New Mexico history for more than forty years,” explains the author, “it was perhaps inevitable that in time I should publish a few articles on Billy the Kid. After all, he is the one figure from this state’s past whose name is known around the world. The Kid’s career, although astonishingly short, nonetheless, left an indelible mark in the annals of the Old West. And his name, William H. Bonney, alias Billy the Kid, seems locked forever into the consciousness of the starry-eyed public.

“Upon request,” the author continues, “I was able to assemble a collection of my varied writings pertaining to some of Billy’s real or imagined deeds. Each section opens a small window on an aspect of his tumultuous life, or casts light upon others whose fortunes intersected with his. In this book, I have stalked Billy in an erratic rather than a systematic way, taking pleasure merely in adding a few new and unusual fragments to his biography. I trust that readers who have a fascination with the history and legend of Billy the Kid will find in these pages something of interest and value. As Eugene Cunningham wrote more than seventy years ago, ‘in our imagination the Kid still lives--the Kid still rides.’”

MARC SIMMONS is a professional author and historian who has published more than forty books on New Mexico and the American Southwest. His popular “Trail Dust” column is syndicated in several regional newspapers. In 1993, King Juan Carlos of Spain admitted him to the knightly Order of Isabel la Católica for his contributions to Spanish colonial history.

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Hardcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-577-5
196 pp.,$28.95

Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-525-6
196 pp.,$22.95


STORIES FROM HISPANO NEW MEXICO
A New Mexico Federal Writers' Project Book
By Ann Lacy and Anne Valley-Fox, compilers and editors

Stories by Hispanic writers in New Mexico between 1936 and 1940 as part of the Federal Writers’ Project in New Mexico.

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The story of Spanish settlement in New Mexico begins with Francisco Vásquez de Coronado’s expedition into the territory in 1540–1542. The conquistadors were seeking new lands, gold, and converts to Christianity. In 1598, Juan de Oñate’s expedition of soldiers, settlers and indigenous Mexicans arrived, charged by the Crown to colonize the northern frontier of New Spain. Far from Mexico and the seat of Spanish government, in a land of extremes already inhabited by the First Americans, these settlers proved their tenacity. Farmers, shepherds and townspeople, they lived off the land: they built houses and churches, constructed irrigation ditches, raised crops, wove cloth and hunted for food in an often hostile land. They borrowed, bartered and intermarried with their Pueblo neighbors and weathered an occasional uprising; they battled with Comanche, Apache, and Navajo for control of land and resources. When the American army arrived, they chose sides and paid the consequences.

Between 1936 and 1940, field workers in the New Deal Works Project Administration’s Federal Writers’ Project (WPA) recorded authentic accounts of life in the early days of New Mexico. Happily for us, Hispano settlers were avid storytellers and gave the field writers detailed descriptions of village life, battles with Indians, encounters with Billy the Kid, witchcraft, marriages, festivals and floods. The result is a rich and uniquely regional literature.

Stories from Hispano New Mexico is the fourth volume in the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series. The first three titles in the series are Outlaws & Desperados, Frontier Stories and Lost Treasures & Old Mines, all from Sunstone Press.

Ann Lacy, an artist and researcher/writer, has lived in New Mexico since 1979. She has worked for Project Crossroads, a not-for-profit educational resource group, in projects related to New Mexico history and culture. Participating in preserving open space and preservation efforts, she received a City of Santa Fe Heritage Preservation Award in 2000.

Anne Valley-Fox is co-editor of the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series. She is a poet and writer who has worked for two decades as a writer/researcher for Project Crossroads. Her fourth collection of poetry is How Shadows Are Bundled (University of New Mexico Press, 2009).

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-885-1
336 pp.,$26.95


THE STUDENT'S HISTORY OF NEW MEXICO
Facsimile of the Original 1921 Second Edition
By L. Bradford Prince

New Foreword by Richard Melzer, PhD

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L. Bradford Prince was one of seven territorial governors who attended the January 15th inauguration of New Mexico’s first state governor, William C. McDonald, in New Mexico’s long-awaited statehood year, 1912. Within a year of that auspicious occasion, Prince published A Concise History of New Mexico, a condensation and revision of his Historical Sketches of 1883. His purpose in 1913 was to provide a “little volume” that might be of use in the now-required teaching of New Mexico history in the state’s public schools. The passage of a public school bill during his term as governor had been considered an important step toward the attainment of statehood. The publication of a state history textbook was meant to be an important contribution to New Mexico public education once statehood had been achieved.

But within a year of its publication, Prince affirmed that the length and price of the already brief Concise History was excessive for most public schools and students. While still recommending A Concise History for teachers and most adults, Prince offered an even more focused, 174-page work, entitled The Student’s History of New Mexico.

Now, instead of using history to argue the case for New Mexico statehood, Prince’s chief goal was to use history to help create pride in New Mexico for the “clear-eyed, pure hearted, noble minded youth” of the nation’s newest state. These future citizens could take pride in both their past, “the most interesting of all American state histories,” and in the special qualities of individual groups whose collective story was “unrivaled in ancient or modern times.” Convinced that The Student’s History had served its purpose well, Prince later updated his book with an additional ten pages about New Mexico’s first few years of statehood. This second edition of The Student’s History appeared in 1921, a year before Prince’s death, and this is the edition Sunstone Press is publishing in its Southwest Heritage Series.

The second edition of The Student’s History is also offered as a brief history of New Mexico of value to the general reader sophisticated enough to recognize its biases, but astute enough to appreciate its many facts. If this unique telling of New Mexico’s past adds to our pride in being New Mexicans—or helps others to better understand New Mexico—then L. Bradford Prince will have achieved his purpose long after he departed his beloved New Mexico, once a striving territory and now a productive member of the nation’s family of states.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-694-9
204 pp.,$26.95


SUMMER PEOPLE / WINTER PEOPLE
A Guide To Pueblos In The Santa Fe, New Mexico, Area
By Sandra A. Edelman

Photographs, map

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This book, a concise guide to the Indian Pueblos in the Santa Fe, New Mexico, area presents historical and contemporary facts including information about Pueblo artists and artisans. It includes a map showing the location of each Pueblo and the author has outlined the “do’s” and “don’ts to guide visitors. There is also a calendar of “Fiestas, Dances and Ceremonies,” a bibliography and an index. Illustrated with photographs.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=zdICAAAACAAJ&dq=9780865340763

Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-076-3
32 pp.,$12.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-876-2
32 pp.,$3.99


TALES OF A PUEBLO BOY
Growing Up On An Indian Pueblo
By Lawrence Jonathan Vallo

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Although written for young readers, all ages will enjoy these stories of what it was like to grow up in an Indian Pueblo during the early 1900s. The central character, Rabbit, learns from his grandfather and other adults the things he need to know so that he can, in time, become a responsible adult in the Pueblo.

The author, Lawrence Jonathan Vallo of Jemez and Acoma Pueblos in New Mexico, has also illustrated his tales with black and white drawings. Mr. Vallo graduated from the University of Albuquerque. During World War II he served in Europe with valor and received a number of citations including the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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Softcover:
5 1/2 X 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-089-3
52 pp.,$10.95


TAOS INDIANS
Facsimile of Original 1925 Edition
By Blanche Chloe Grant

Stories of the history and culture of the Taos Indians in New Mexico with a new Foreword by Marcia Muth.

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One of the oldest Native American settlements in the United States is the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. After the Mexican War ended in 1848 there was increased interest in the Taos Indians who were now part of the new Territory under American rule. Anthropologists and historians came to the area to study and when possible to record what they heard and saw. The Taos Indians were, however, often reluctant to share information with strangers. They wanted to be able to maintain their traditional way of life. Some people that they knew and trusted were welcome to hear the stories of their history and culture. Blanche Grant, who made her home in Taos, was one of those friends they knew that would tell the true stories. She also reminded them that the written word would be a source of information for their descendants. While the language and expressions that were used by Grant might not fall well upon the ears of the present reader, her account is an important historical document and an accurate telling things as they were when she wrote this book in 1925.

Blanche Chloe Grant was born in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1874 and died in Taos, New Mexico in 1948. A graduate of Vassar College, she also had studied art at the Art League in New York City and attended other art schools. She continued her successful art career in painting throughout her life but began a second career as a writer after moving to Taos in 1920. She began to research the history of Taos and the Southwest and the people who were part of that history. Grant wanted to make that history readily accessible to her contemporaries, so she wrote her books all based on the facts she had uncovered in her research into the past. She is also the author of When Old Trails Were New and Doña Lona (based on the life of the famous gambling queen, María Gertrudis Barceló, better known as Doña Tules), both from Sunstone Press.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-605-5
192 pp.,$24.95


THE TENDERFOOT IN NEW MEXICO
By Richard Baxter Townshend

New Foreword by Marc Simmons

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Britishers were not uncommon on the frontier of the American Southwest. Most of them, well-financed, came to acquire land and purchase cattle, intending to make their fortunes at ranching. But almost all were lured to America's Wild West as much by its romantic image as by the opportunity to grow rich.

One of the younger members of that breed of Englishmen was Richard Baxter Townshend, hungry for adventure and prosperity, who landed at the foot of the Colorado Rockies in 1869, just four years after the end of the Civil War. Townshend, born in 1846, was then 23 years old and was captivated by cowboys and Indians. He would rub shoulders with innumerable examples of both during his time in Colorado and New Mexico. Over his years in the West he gained some seasoning and became a rancher and a successful merchant. Once when Townshend and his men were making a harrowing cattle drive, they narrowly missed having the valuable livestock stolen by Billy the Kid and his outlaw pals.

Later in his life, back in England, Townshend pulled together his first book, A Tenderfoot in Colorado. It was published in February 1923. The following April 23 he died at Oxford in his 77th year. The second volume, The Tenderfoot in New Mexico, was completed by his wife Dorothea, using notes left by her husband. It saw publication at the end of 1923. It proved to be the most popular, with its descriptions of Townshend's experiences among the Pueblo and Navajo Indians, and his adventures on desert and mountain trails.

Although Townshend gained a wide audience in his day among both Englishmen and Americans, by the mid 20th century he had slipped from public view. This reprinting of The Tenderfoot in New Mexico by Sunstone Press will serve to re-introduce him to a new generation of readers.


Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-592-8
312 pp.,$29.95


TEXAS TALES
Stories That Shaped a Landscape and a People
By Myra Hargrave McIlvain

A collection of tales about Texas characters, from the famous to the unknown, who created the sprawling collage that is Texas.

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These tales trace the Texas story, from Cabeza de Vaca who trekked barefoot across the country recording the first accounts of Indian life, to impresarios like Stephen F. Austin and Don Martín DeLeón who brought settlers into Mexican Texas. There are visionaries like Padre José Nicolás Ballí, the Singer family, and Sam Robertson, who tried and failed to develop Padre Island into the wonderland that it is today. There are legendary characters like Sally Skull who had five husbands and may have killed some of them, and Josiah Wilbarger who was scalped and lived another ten years to tell about it. Also included are the stories of Shanghai Pierce, cattleman extraordinaire, who had no qualms about rounding up other folks’ calves, and Tol Barret who drilled Texas’ first oil well over thirty years before Spindletop changed the world. The Sanctified Sisters got rich running a commune for women, and millionaire oilman Edgar B. Davis gave away his money as fast as he made it. Sam Houston, Jean Lafitte, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Lucy Kidd-Key, Minnie Fisher Cunningham, all these characters and many more—early-day adventurers, Civil War heroes, and latter-day artists and musicians—created the patchwork called Texas.

Myra Hargrave McIlvain is a teller of Texas tales. Whether she is sharing the stories in her books, her lectures, or her blog, she aims to make the Texas story alive. She has written Texas historical markers, travel articles for newspapers and magazines such as Texas Highways, and both nonfiction and historical fiction books about Texas. She lives in Austin with her husband Stroud. She is also the author of The Doctor’s Wife, Stein House, and Texas Auto Trails: The Southeast.


Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-163-4
234 pp.,$22.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-493-1
234 pp.,$4.99


TIERRA DULCE
Preservation of a Major Southwestern U.S. Landmark by a Leading Archaeologist
By Rosemary Nusbaum

Reminiscences from the Jesse Nusbaum papers.

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This book is for anyone who has a passion for New Mexico letters, the American Southwest or the life and work of Jesse Nusbaum, one of America's leading archaelogists--a man who was lauded by Life Magazine with a cover story when he brought Mesa Verde out of the mire of time to make it living history. Nusbaum fought to preserve the integrity of a large section of southwestern America which otherwise would have been lost.

Rosemary L. Nusbaum was born and grew up in Marquette, Michigan. Of her many honors and awards, she holds in great esteem her place as a member of "Composer, Authors and Artists of America," and the Sophrosyne Award presented to her by the St. John's College Class of 1969. Her first full-lenght book, The City Different and The Palace, the story of the Palace of the Governors and its role in Santa Fe history, was also published by Sunstone Press.

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Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-91327-083-7
128 pp.,$14.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-116-9
128 pp.,$4.90


TIMBER REDUCED ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES
Using Building Materials that are Less Harmful to the Environment
By Ed Paschich and Paula Hendricks

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Would you like to live in a quality house and have low utility and maintenance bills? A house that will re-sell easily and would not have damaged the earth’s ecology and natural resources? A house that will retain its beauty and value through the years? You can have this kind of house today. The Timber Reduced Energy Efficient Home is designed and built to use timber more efficiently, to eliminate the destruction of large old trees, and to utilize building materials that consume less energy overall and are less harmful to the environment. It’s all in this book with many illustrations and photographs.

Ed Paschich is an expert at building passive solar adobe homes in the high desert of the American Southwest.

Paula Hendricks is a well-known writer and photographer. Her own line of museum quality notecards featuring her photographic images are sold internationally.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=itYk1ETQ__4C

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-208-8
128 pp.,$18.95


TIN CRAFT
Making Beautiful Objects From Tin and Tin Cans
By Fern-Rae Abraham

"Many craft-minded individuals have been intrigued by the use of tin as practiced in an earlier day in the Southwest but they haven't known how to go about using it themselves. Now...a workbook that tells and shows all." --New Mexican.

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Learn how to create beautiful art from scrap metal!

The colorful tin decorations seen throughout the American southwest and in Mexico are the inspiration for exciting these tin craft projects you can make yourself. In TIN CRAFT, author Fern-Rae Abraham introduces the marvels of this economical and satisfying pastime. Taking advantage of the wonderful colors and shiny surfaces of easily available commercial tin cans, the author gives detailed instructions for projects with patterns for you to trace, cut out, and solder into delicate sprays of daisies, exotic lilies, birds to hold up festive swags, and sparkling holiday angels. This informative craft book is fully illustrated by the author and complete with lists of necessary tools and materials for each project. So venture off to your local grocery store, purchase a six-pack of soda pop, return home, empty the soda pop in the kitchen sink and begin your lifelong obsession with TIN CRAFT! Have fun and be sure not to cut yourself.

Fern-Rae Abraham trained in fine art and crafts at the Kansas City Art Institute and later became known as a book illustrator and interior decorator in New York City.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=Tq3X0vp689kC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-098-5
34 pp.,$16.95


THE TIRE HOUSE BOOK
Building Houses From Old Tires
By Ed Paschich and Paula Hendricks

What are tire houses? Who builds them? How do they do it? Will I see the tires when the house is finished? How weird are they? Can I do it myself? Illustrated, photographs.

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You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in this book that “Earth Quarterly” called “...an excellent addition to the library of any potential tire house builder, offering a wealth of unique ideas that can jump-start you to getting up, getting out, and building that sucker!” And the “Albuquerque Journal” said: “Better keep this one on the night table; you’ll probably want to refer to it as you build a home or an addition to one.”

Using “landfill” tires and a revolutionary process, houses are being built that are both revolutionary and evolutionary--Michael Reynolds builds self-sufficient Earthships™, and Ed Paschich builds traditional homes using tires for the exterior walls. This book will tell you how you can be more responsible when you build a home, improve a home, or add a garden. You’ll learn about constructed wetlands, solar air conditioning, and xeriscape landscaping. It’s all here with many illustrations and photographs.

Ed Paschich, artisan and master custom builder, is the owner of Passage Construction Company, Inc., in Corrales, New Mexico. Ed and his father, Jack, formed the company in 1976 and Ed has been building passive solar adobe homes in the high desert of the American Southwest ever since.

Paula Hendricks is a well-known writer and photographer. Her own line of museum quality notecards featuring her photographic images are sold internationally.

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TO DIE IN DINETAH
The Dark Legacy of Kit Carson
By John A. Truett

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Early in the Civil War, young Terry O’Neill becomes obsessed with the idea of fighting in the Indian wars and volunteers for assignment at Fort Stanton in rugged New Mexico. He joins the famous Colonel Kit Carson, campaigning against the Apaches and Navajos in the deadly snowstorms of Canyon de Chelly, only to find himself a part of the Navajos’ torturous “Long Walk” to imprisonment at Fort Sumner. Struggling to understand the enigmatic Kit Carson while facing death, suffering and the love of a beautiful Navajo girl, Terry O’Neill’s cavalier outlook matures in this tender story of real people and actual events during a tragic period of the Old West.

John A. Truett grew up in Artesia, New Mexico, leaving after high school to serve with the U.S. Air Force in Japan and the Philippines during World War II. After the war, he received his B.B.A. from Woodbury University in Los Angeles and worked in the motion picture industry for 18 years where he was script supervisor on public service films and assisted in writing scripts and film editing. He later was editor of three different industry newsletters at various manufacturing companies in Los Angeles. Since making his home in Roswell, New Mexico, he has dedicated himself to writing western fiction based on historical events in the American Southwest. Mr. Truett is also the author of Clay Allison, Legend of Cimarron and Monument in the Storm, both from Sunstone Press.

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THE TRAGIC DAYS OF BILLY THE KID
Facsimile of 1956 Edition with a New Foreword by Robert G. McCubbin
By Frazier Hunt

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Since a July night in 1881 when he was shot down at the age of 21, Billy the Kid has been a victim of the myths that surrounded and captured him. This vivid interpretation of the Kid’s life and character will come as an exciting revelation to readers who may have been familiar only with the earlier fictionalized versions. For here is real, moving tragedy painted in broad brush strokes with the vivid hues of the stark American Southwestern landscape.

Never before has there been brought into true focus the Lincoln County War, which broke out in 1878 in the then Territory of New Mexico, and which furnished the background and the period for the adventures of this extraordinary boy. The literature concerning both the desperate cattle war and the singular young outlaw have necessarily been constructed around a thin framework of fact with its papier maché façade of myth and legend.

So persistent have been these legends that the true character of the Kid seemed almost beyond reach. Indeed, the Western poet, Arthur Chapman, once wrote that “Billy the Kid must remain wholly the most unaccountable figure in frontier history.”

Frazier Hunt (1885 – 1968) had the good fortune to have access to a great mass of fresh and unpublished source material which fully documents this thrilling history of the Kid and his times. It is a new and rather appealing boy who now comes to light—an alert, likeable yet tough youngster, adored by the native Mexicans no less for his fluency in Spanish than for his kindness and consideration, but no wanton killer. In place of the former distorted figure of legend, a young man of flesh and blood and heart emerges into clear perspective. So at last we have the real Billy the Kid—authentic, true—and completely accountable.

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TRAVELING NEW MEXICO
A Guide to the Historical and State Park Markers
By Phil T. Archuletta and Sharyl S. Holden

"TRAVELING NEW MEXICO covers both the highway historical markers and state park markers, more than 500 in number, and is easier to use than the other book [from another publisher] focusing on the 350 highway historic markers. The savvy traveler will probably want to have both guides. But if you're trying to save money, go with TRAVELING NEW MEXICO, which has everything the other does, with a bonus of 150 state park markers." (NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE)

"Whether resident or visitor, this is a valuable guide for exploring this remarkable state, with more than 500 scenic markers to assist you. Who cares if the journey takes a while?" (SILVER CITY DAILY PRESS)

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Scattered across New Mexico are over 500 scenic historic markers that give brief historical facts about the area and provide interesting clues to New Mexico’s vividness. This first-ever comprehensive guide gives locations of the markers, the information as it appears on each marker, and names and addresses for further information.

Reading one marker, you can imagine how it would feel to ride shotgun with Sheriff Pat Garrett as he chases the elusive Billy the Kid. Another marker helps you explore the area where Pat was later murdered in a still unsolvable crime. You can even discover tracks left by a dinosaur, and find proof of early man long before the rise and fall of the mysterious Anasazi. There are places where early farming puebloeans left their ghosts and ruins , and you can follow in the footsteps of early explorers such as Vasquez de Coronado, Antonio de Espejo, and others as they search for gold and claim this land for Spain. There are places where settlers created the Santa Fe Trail and the Butterfield and Cooke’s stage routes. You’ll marvel at how three cultures have met to create the unique land called New Mexico.

Whether you are a resident or a visitor, you will find this to be a valuable guide while exploring the remarkable state of New Mexico.

PHIL T. ARCHULETTA’s experience with the historical markers as well as his love of New Mexico and its history have been life long. Owner and CEO of P&M Signs, Inc., he has been in the sign manufacturing business for over thirty years and has traveled the state, logging each marker, in order to preserve this aspect of New Mexico’s colorful history.

SHARYL S. HOLDEN, a professional photographer and writer, has been enchanted by the wide open spaces of New Mexico all her life. She and Phil have work diligently to prepare this enjoyable guide for both tourists and residents.

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TURBULENT TAOS
A History of this "Most Different" New Mexico Town
By Den Galbraith

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Revolutions, native conspiracies and subsequent insurrections, filthy mountain men sleeping on the dirt and wrestling with grizzlies, radical priests, belligerent American soldiers, betrayal, violence, early forms of commerce, and several other enthralling accounts are part of this small New Mexican town's history. Complete with illustrations and archived photographs, Turbulent Taos is the author’s groundbreaking examination of Taos’s wild past in its pre to post territorial days. Informative and entertaining, the narrative reads like a boozed-up solitary poet smiling into the calm desert night.

Huddle with the pueblo natives as they consult the spirits of the dead to revolt against the onslaught of Spanish imperialism in 1680. Learn what “The Massacre of 1760” was all about. Who were some of the first Americans to arrive? Who was Kit Carson? Why has Taos always been a hotbed for political turmoil? The author takes the reader on a journey from the vast expanse of early pueblo life to the artist colonies that have flourished since the late 19th century. Everything in between is hell. Men of all color have shed blood on this sacred land that makes one visualize the blood red reflection of the setting sun ricocheting off the intimidating Sangre de Cristo Mountains that shroud Taos.

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TURMOIL IN NEW MEXICO, 1846-1868
Facsimile of the Original 1952 Edition
By William A. Keleher

New Foreword by Marc Simmons. Preface by Michael L. Keleher

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The vital history of New Mexico and Arizona during the formative years between the American Occupation and the coming of the railroad has been compressed by the author into one volume with hundreds of footnotes and many profiles that make this book of vital importance to teachers, students, and researchers. The book is broken into four parts: “General Kearny Comes to Santa Fe,” “The Confederates Invade New Mexico,” “Carleton’s California Column,” and “The Long Walk.” Many famous men walk and talk through these pages, including Kearny, Doniphan, Baylor, Canby, Carleton, Sibley, and a host of others. In addition, the story of the impact of the Civil War in New Mexico on the Indians, and the tragic results, is told here in detail for the first time. Long out of print, the book is available once again with a new foreword by Marc Simmons and preface by Michael L. Keleher, William A. Keleher’s son. It also includes brief biographies of Ernest L. Blumenschein and Oscar E. Berninghaus who provided the original illustrations.

William A. Keleher (1886-1972) observed first hand the changing circumstances of people and places of New Mexico. Born in Lawrence, Kansas, he arrived in Albuquerque two years later, with his parents and two older brothers. The older brothers died of diphtheria within a few weeks of their arrival. As an adult, Keleher worked for more than four years as a Morse operator, and later as a reporter on New Mexico newspapers. Bidding a reluctant farewell to newspaper work, Keleher studied law at Washington & Lee University and started practicing law in 1915. He was recognized as a successful attorney, being honored by the New Mexico State Bar as one of the outstanding Attorneys of the Twentieth Century. One quickly observes from his writings, and writings about him, that he lived a fruitful and exemplary life. His knowledge and understanding of humankind is evidenced by this quote attributed to Sir Thomas Browne, 1686, and printed after the title page in Turmoil in New Mexico: “The iniquity of oblivion scattereth her poppy and deals with the memory of men without distinction to merit and perpetuity…who knows whether the best of men be known, or whether there be not more remarkable men forgot, than any that stand remembered in the known account of time.”

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TURQUOIS & SIX GUNS
The Story of Cerrillos, New Mexico
By Marc Simmons

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The rock-ribbed hills surrounding Cerrillos, New Mexico, are honeycombed with mineshafts and it is these mines that have shaped the history of the town and of the district over which it presides. The Pueblo Indians for untold ages took out turquoise; the Spaniards in their turn found gold, silver and lead; and finally, the Anglo-Americans exploited all of these in addition to copper, zinc and coal. Mining gave life to Cerrillos and to neighboring towns such as Bonanza City, Carbonateville, Waldo and Madrid. And when the boom passed and the mines closed, that life ebbed away. Scattered over the hills and in the valleys everywhere are skeletal remains of mining activity: deserted buildings, black and foreboding entrances to shafts, broken tools and equipment, fallen timbers from the windlasses, gallows and hoist houses, tailing dumps and slag heaps. These offer silent testimony to the once prosperous past of the Cerrillos mining district and are an appeal for all students of history. Includes Bibliography and Index.

MARC SIMMONS, the prominent author and historian, has received many awards for his research and writings on the American Southwest. He is known for his ability to record little-known episodes in New Mexico history and is also the author of another Sunstone Press book, YESTERDAY IN SANTA FE.

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VIOLENCE IN LINCOLN COUNTY, 1869-1881
Facsimile of the Original 1957 Edition
By William A. Keleher

New Foreword by Marc Simmons. Preface by Michael L. Keleher

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Lincoln County, New Mexico was once one of the largest counties in the United States and was the setting for a famous feud which lit up the horizon of history. Here between 1869 and 1881 were all the explosive ingredients for violence. On one side of the county was the Mescalero Apache reservation. A day away was an Army fort to keep the Indians “subdued.” Along the Pecos River were hundreds of thousands of acres of public land, much of it claimed by settlers with deeds of “Squatters’ Rights.” Conflicts over land, politics, cattle and money, sparked by the tempers of young men fueled with six-shooters and cheap whiskey, set fire to the whole tinderbox. What became known as The Lincoln County War began over a dispute for the insurance money of Emil Fritz. It flared when the killing of John H. Tunstall became an international incident and started a chain reaction of murders. The Battle of Blazer’s Mill presaged the four sultry days in July when Colonel N. A. M. Dudley marched U.S. troops into Lincoln and sided with the Dolan-Riley contingent against the McSween faction. This, along with the crack of Pat Garrett’s pistol which ended the life of Billy the Kid, signaled the end of the outlaw heyday.

Lew Wallace, governor of New Mexico (and author of Ben Hur), then wrote to Washington: “It gives me pleasure to report New Mexico in a state of quiet,” thus bringing to a close a conflagration without parallel in the American West. Long out of print, the book is available once again with a new foreword by Marc Simmons and preface by Michael L. Keleher, William A. Keleher’s son.

William A. Keleher (1886-1972) observed first hand the changing circumstances of people and places of New Mexico. Born in Lawrence, Kansas, he arrived in Albuquerque two years later, with his parents and two older brothers. The older brothers died of diphtheria within a few weeks of their arrival. As an adult, Keleher worked for more than four years as a Morse operator, and later as a reporter on New Mexico newspapers. Bidding a reluctant farewell to newspaper work, Keleher studied law at Washington & Lee University and started practicing law in 1915. He was recognized as a successful attorney, being honored by the New Mexico State Bar as one of the outstanding Attorneys of the Twentieth Century. One quickly observes from his writings, and writings about him, that he lived a fruitful and exemplary life. He is also the author of Turmoil in New Mexico, Maxwell Land Grant, The Fabulous Frontier, and Memoirs, all from Sunstone Press.

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VIVA ELFEGO
The Case for Elfego Baca, Hispanic Hero
By Stan Sager

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“I will show them there is at least one Mexican in the country who is not afraid of a Texas cowboy.” Having drawn the line, teenager Elfego Baca backed up his words with his six guns. Nobody, but nobody, even Texans, would any longer subject the peaceful Mexican settlers of the New Mexico frontier to abuse, mutilation or humiliation. It took Baca just thirty-six hours in the fall of 1884 to earn his reputation as savior of the Hispanics of the Territory of New Mexico. When the gun-smoke had blown away, the eighty Texans who had poured over 4,000 bullets and a few charges of dynamite into the hut where the teen had taken refuge, toasted his survival with drinks at Milligan’s Whiskey Bar. In the sixty years that followed, Elfego made himself into a lawyer often known for sleaze, a politician suspected of dealing under the table, a guy who liked his liquor too much, a bankrupt, and the object of a $30,000 reward by Pancho Villa. But why? Why did the hero fall from grace?

Stan Sager has laid out the reasons for Baca’s heroism and why he later destroyed his own reputation. Sager’s book looks into the hero’s childhood in Kansas to find the roots of both his valor and his vulnerability. It tells of the events of his young manhood that made it necessary for the kid who grew up in Topeka speaking English only, to fit himself into the Spanish-speaking community of Socorro the only way he knew how--by bravado and bluster. It relates the bizarre activities that led him to lose his reputation as a hero. And finally, it explains why the hero self-destructed, and it pleas for his forgiveness.

Sager is a retired New Mexico attorney who has tried lawsuits and argued cases all over the state. He’s the author of several published articles, including Elfego Baca. He co-founded a law firm in Albuquerque, which grew into one of the largest in New Mexico and has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico School of Architecture. He was a State Bar Commissioner, and has received numerous awards for his service to low income persons, including the Professionalism Award, as well as the LaFollette Pro Bono Award and others. He was given the Judge Woodrow B. Seals Award by the Perkins School of Theology, SMU, for service to the church, the community and the world for setting up an internal audit department within The United Methodist Church, writing denominational fiscal policies, and his work on behalf of those in poverty. In retirement, he serves on the State Supreme Court’s Commission on Access to Justice, recently formed to help the poor of the state obtain access to justice. Stan has contributed historical articles to State Bar publications, and has written articles on disability for various magazines and newspapers. Today he speaks often on Elfego Baca and on issues relating to Navajo mythology and theology.

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WAYS OF INDIAN MAGIC
Indian Legends from the Tewa
By Teresa VanEtten Pijoan

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Pueblo Indian legends translated from the Tewa. Based on first-hand experience and research. Praised by reviewers and readers for its authenticity. Illustrated with drawings that set the tone for each story.

BOOKLIST reports: "This addition to an excellent series of books about Native American Culture and people presents new renderings of traditional Indian folktales.... These stories of imagination, of creativity, and of morality will strike a deep and resonant chord within readers of folktales and Native American legendry."

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY said: "An old pueblo woman's daily visit to (Pijoan's) store to tell these tales provides a comfortable narrative framework, and the translations read flawlessly."

Teresa Pijoan is also the author of several other Sunstone Press books: AMERICAN INDIAN CREATION MYTHS, PUEBLO INDIAN WISDOM, and DEAD KACHINA MAN, a mystery.

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WHAT IS A NEW MEXICO SANTO?
Creating Carved Religious Figures
By Eluid Levi Martinez

Spanish/English text with photographs about the centuries-old craft of creating these carved religious figures known as Santos which are found throughout the American Southwest.

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The folk-art of the New Mexican Santero (maker of saint images) arose out of the need for religious images in the settlements. Usually a member of the settlement, the Santero was in most instances a self-taught craftsman. Utilizing crude tools at his disposal, he fashioned representations of the saints dear to the inhabitants from wood and jaspe (gypsum) known today as New Mexican Santos. Two craftsmen, Jose Dolores Lopez and George Lopez, are widely recognized for their carvings. For seven generations the Lopez families of Cordova, New Mexico have been ‘santeros.’ Countless articles have been written about them but this book is written by one of the family. Eluid Levi Martinez tells the inside story of the beginning of this fascinating art in both English and Spanish. Illustrated with photographs.

Eluid Levi Martinez was born in the mountain village of Cordova, New Mexico. A self-taught artist, his work is in the permanent collections of the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of American Art, the Museum of American Folk Art, the Denver Art Museum and others. He began carving Santos during 1971 with the goal of perpetuating not only his heritage, but also an art form indigenous to the New Mexico area.

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BILLY THE KID
Did He Really Die? Maybe Not!
By Helen L. Airy

Many Historic Photographs

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It’s possible that Billy the Kid escaped the gunfire from Pat Garrett’s pistol. And, under the name of John Miller, he could have lived the rest of his life as a cattle rancher and horse breeder in the Zuni mountains of Western New Mexico, and as a farm worker in Buckeye, Arizona. His adopted son, Max Miller, said so. So do most of the Indians and the Mormon pioneers who knew John Miller. Could this be? Our book presents some convincing evidence. You decide.

Helen Airy graduated from Yreka High School, Siskiyon County, California, and the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in English literature. She was a columnist for the "San Francisco Examiner" for five years until the outbreak of World War II when she joined the American Red Cross in December, 1942, and was sent to England. She served as an aero club director on a B-26 bomber base at Rougham, in East Anglia, and later as a London-based reporter writing about the American Red Cross. She is the author of "Doughnut Dollies, American Red Cross Girls During World War II," also published by Sunstone Press.

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WHEN CULTURES MEET
Remembering the First Spanish Settlement in New Mexico
By Various Authors

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San Gabriel del Yunge Oweenge was not only the first European settlement in the Territory now known as New Mexico but it was also the first capital of that area. It happened in 1598, a coming together of two diverse cultures. How did it all work out? Some of the answers were found in a 1984 conference held at San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico. A group of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, writers and Pueblo leaders gathered to discuss the immediate and long-term consequences of that settlement. In particular, they looked at the historical and cultural effects on both sides. The participants included Marc Simmons, Florence Hawley Ellis, Myra Ellen Jenkins, Herman Agoyo, Orlando Romero, Lynnwood Brown, Richard I. Ford and Jim Sagel. By popular request from people who were not able to attend the conference, the papers that were given there were collected in this book. Photographs.

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WHEN OLD TRAILS WERE NEW
The Story of Taos, New Mexico
By Blanche Chloe Grant

Facsimile of Original 1934 Edition with a New Foreword by Marcia Muth

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This story of Taos, New Mexico covers some four centuries of history. It is the story of a village that never gave up despite periods of drought, violence from unfriendly Indians and other hazards of frontier life. At one time, Taos was even the site of a short-lived but bloody rebellion against the United States government. Grant tells this and other fascinating true stories of a settlement that was home to trappers and explorers and later to artists and writers. Among its famous and best-known citizens was the mountain man, Kit Carson.

BLANCHE CHLOE GRANT was born in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1874 and died in Taos, New Mexico in 1948. A graduate of Vassar College, she also had studied art at the Art League in New York City and attended other art schools. She continued her successful art career in painting throughout her life but began a second career as a writer after moving to Taos in 1920 and this brought dramatic changes for her. She first took on the job of editor of the “Taos Valley News” and began her years of research into the history of Taos and the Southwest. This led then to a series of books, many of which were about Taos and the people who lived there. Her art also changed and she painted Native American and Western subjects. Although an active participant in the Taos art scene, she continued to show paintings in New York. Gradually her main interests turned to her writing. Her books included Doña Lona, When Old Trails Were New, Taos Indians and she edited a biography of Kit Carson based on his notes, Kit Carson’s Own Story of His Life, all available again from Sunstone Press.

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WHEN WE WERE YOUNG IN THE WEST
True Histories of Childhood
By Richard Melzer, Ph.D.

BOOKLIST says: “Here’s an interesting idea: tell the story of the American Southwest (specifically, New Mexico) through the eyes of its children. The author, a history professor, introduces us to a group of unknown boys and girls who, in their own ways, were as important to the region as any familiar historical figure. Here are Haroldie and Sammie Kent, two young black children who were at the forefront of school desegregation in the 1950s; here’s Marion Russell, who, with her mother, Eliza, was part of a wagon train down the Santa Fe Trail in the early 1800s; here are Douglas MacArthur and Billy the Kid, before they became (respectively) a general and a gunslinger. It’s a unique and vastly informative book; drawing on oral histories, the stories are often told in the subjects’ own words, and the richness of detail tells us as much about the past as it does about childhood.” LIBRARY BOOKWATCH reports: "...a very highly commended addition to personal, school, and community library American History collections."

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Historians have considered the contributions of many groups--from outlaws and lawmen to Harvey Girls and railroaders--in the making of the modern American Southwest. But few writers have considered the unique role of children in this vast region of the United States. Richard Melzer has taken a large step in filing this void by examining the diverse experiences of children growing up in different communities, in different cultures, and in different historical periods. Using New Mexico as a focus, and drawing on memoirs, oral histories, diaries, and autobiographies, Melzer has compiled the most thorough, captivating, and compelling set of true stories about childhood ever to appear in print. His collection, ranging from the experiences of Billy the Kid to those of Douglas MacArthur, is destined to become a classic in American Southwest historical literature.

RICHARD MELZER is a professor of history at the University of New Mexico/Valencia Campus. A prize-winning teacher and a popular public speaker, he is the author of many books and articles about the American Southwest. Sunstone Press is the publisher of Melzer's focused biography, ERNIE PYLE IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST, and BREAKDOWN, HOW THE SECRET OF THE ATOMIC BOMB WAS STOLEN DURING WORLD WAR II. He is also the author of COMING OF AGE IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION.

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WHISPERING SMITH
His Life and Misadventures
By Allen P. Bristow

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The fictional adventures of the heroic railroad detective called Whispering Smith have entertained readers, motion picture enthusiasts and television viewers for many years. The colorful name of this character had such appeal that it has been adopted by musical bands, apparel manufacturers and emblazoned on the nose of World War Two bombers.

But was there a real Whispering Smith? Was he the heroic champion of justice on the western plains as depicted by Hollywood or was he instead a sinister and tragic recluse? Traces of his confrontations with western outlaws are found throughout Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Yet in his search for justice did he become a centurion that confronted frontier lawlessness with a hangman’s rope? Was the real Whispering Smith actually a cold-blooded killer, frustrated duelist, devious plotter and pugnacious braggart? These questions can best be answered by an examination of his life in this book.

The author’s lifetime law enforcement career generated a strong interest in the history of western outlaws and lawmen. Many of his articles and stories have been published in western history journals and he won the coveted Spur Award from the Western Writers of America in 1999. He is a native of Nebraska, has hunted and fished throughout the west, and is familiar with many of the locations where Whispering Smith left his mark on history.

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WHITE SHELL WATER PLACE
An Anthology of Native American Reflections on the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe
By F. Richard Sanchez, Editor

An Anthology of Native Americans offering scholarly dialogue, personal points of view, opinions, and stories regarding the pre and post–historical and cultural foundations of Santa Fe, New Mexico, on the occasion of Santa Fe’s 400th Anniversary. Includes Study Guide.

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This anthology, a companion to the Santa Fe 400th Anniverary Commemoration publication, All Trails Lead to Santa Fe, affords Native American authors the opportunity to unreservedly express their ideas, opinions and perspectives on the historical and cultural aspects of Santa Fe using their own voice and preferred writing styles that are not necessarily in accord with western academic and writing conventions.

One cannot truly contemplate the history and culture of Santa Fe without the voices of the Native Americans--the original inhabitants of Po’oge, “White Shell Water Place”. Indeed, much of Santa Fe’s story is conveyed from a western colonial perspective, which, until fairly recently, has predominantly relegated Native Americans to the fringes. However, over the last thirty years colonial narratives regarding Native American history and culture have been, and continue to be, disputed and amended as the pursuit of academic, intellectual and cultural self determination gains momentum in respective Native American tribal and academic communities. The Santa Fe 400th Commemoration has created an opportunity for the Native American voice to be heard.

This anthology is a ceremony of Native voices, a gathering of Native people offering scholarly dialogue, personal points of view, opinions, and stories regarding the pre and post–historical and cultural foundations of Santa Fe.

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Hardcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-786-1
188 pp.,$35.00

Softcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-787-8
188 pp.,$22.00

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-083-4
188 pp.,$17.99


WILD HORSES IN MY BLOOD
An 1890s Girlhood in New Mexico
By Eva Pendleton Henderson

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Eva Pendleton Henderson, a member of the historical Chisum family, recounts her life on the windy border country of southern New Mexico in the 1890s when it was still a territory. Growing up in a time of legends--Pancho Villa afoot, the rumblings of the first automobile terrifying horses as well as men, drought and fate walking hand in hand, the end of the old West and the beginning of the new. An oft told tale? Yes, but rarely told by a girl and woman who truly saw what was there and wrote of it in a clear, strong, sensible voice. Her story shines as brightly as her unmistakable wit. For all ages; a book for all seasons now in a new edition.

"Henderson's matter-of-fact presentation only underscores the extraordinary nature of her life: 'I learn how to pick up a six shooter.... What woman will not fight for her chickens..?' Colorful colloquialisms enliven the narrative: her father's vocabulary of curse words would 'reach from hell to breakfast.'" (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY)

"This is an enthralling book--sometimes moving, often funny, always authentic." (NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE)

"WILD HORSES is written in a style that can be read by the young and the old. Hopefully some of that 'wild horse' spirit lives on in us." (THE BLOOMSBURY REVIEW)

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-336-8
108 pp.,$12.95


WILDERNESS
A Guide to Wilderness Areas in New Mexico
By Corry McDonald

"...an informative history of the conflicting forces striving to determine the fate of New Mexico's wild lands--on one hand, the press of population growth and the desire to 'tame the wilderness'; and on the other, the efforts of environmental movements and outdoor recreation groups to preserve the wilderness and its heritage. Black-and-white photographs illustrate this thoughtful and moving account which is a welcome and much appreciated contribution to Environmental Studies reference collections and reading lists." (WISCONSIN BOOKWATCH)

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The growing awareness of the environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s, along with the enactment of the Wilderness Act, precipitated local, regional, and national joint actions of the many outdoor recreation organizations. Wilderness enactments resulted from some of the more successful citizen attempts. The onrush of man’s capability to “tame the wilderness” continues to accelerate with the population growth and the need for some restraints has become increasingly evident. This book shows what happened in a magical part of the American Southwest.

Corry McDonald was employed for over thirty years by Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was during this time that he developed an interest in the wilderness areas of that state. McDonald took copious notes on every back country trip he made. Those notes have become the basis for this book. In it he reluctantly tells about some of his secret places in the hope that it will reduce some of the overuse of the wildernesses that are so well known. He is also the author of The Dilemma of Wilderness from Sunstone Press.

“...an informative history of the conflicting forces striving to determine the fate of New Mexico’s wild lands—on one hand, the press of population growth and the desire to ‘tame the wilderness’; and on the other, the efforts of environmental movements and outdoor recreation groups to preserve the wilderness and its heritage. Black-and-white photographs illustrate this thoughtful and moving account which is a welcome and much appreciated contribution to Environmental Studies reference collections and reading lists.” —Wisconsin Bookwatch

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=RpFNAAAACAAJ&dq=9780865340565

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-056-5
136 pp.,$18.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-861-8
136 pp.,$7.99


THE WIND IN THE TREES
The Story of a New Mexico Family
By David McNeese

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There were many important families that established New Mexico and created the multi-cultural community that it is today. One of these, the Barker family, made significant contributions to the state in environmental, political, as well as literary areas. Elliott Barker is well known for his Forest Service and Game Department records as well as the stories of his exploits in the woods and mountains of the Pecos Wilderness. S. Omar Barker was widely acclaimed for his poetry and stories of the West. Charles Barker, a state legislator and mayor of Santa Fe, was the author of many of the early royalty and lease agreements between the State of New Mexico and the oil and gas industry. Grace Wilson, the youngest girl in the Barker family, made significant contributions as Superintendent of the Kirtland Central School District where a school is named after her. There is, however, a forgotten Barker, David Marion.

David Marion Barker was the first of the Barkers to be born and raised in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. In 1917, when it was time to register for the draft for The Great War, he was asked this question: “Do you claim exemption from draft (specify grounds).” He answered: “None Whatsoever.” What followed was a series of letters home from France one of which states, “I was unlucky enough to get a sniff of ‘Jerry’s’ gas.” Marion died in 1928 from lingering effects of that sniff. At the time of his death he was the Attorney for Farmington and, according to some, was being groomed to run for governor. What follows is years of uncertainty for his remaining family, but the mountains of Northern New Mexico provide a reprieve for his orphaned daughter Dorothy Alice.

David McNeese is the grandson and namesake of David Marion Barker. Like Marion, David was born and raised in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. From the time of his birth until he was 16, every summer was spent in the Pecos Mountains, returning to his home in Los Alamos the day before school started in the fall. Without a maternal grandfather, David spent a good deal of his time with the remaining members of the Barker and Arnold families, in particular Elliott and Ethel, their children Roy and his family, and Dorothy Lois and her family. These events were friendly, lively, and enjoyable affairs that brought out many of the stories of the families that made up David’s New Mexico ancestry. The crowning event of these relationships was when David and his father Wilbur McNeese participated in Elliott and Roy’s last deer and elk hunts in the late 1960s.

David is a Network Engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory and has lived in Northern New Mexico all his life, with Santa Fe being his residence for the last ten years. In addition to his job in Los Alamos, David travels around the country teaching classes on various topics related to computer networks.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-738-0
190 pp.,$22.95


WINTER IN TAOS
By Mabel Dodge Luhan

Voted one of the 100 Best New Mexico Books.

New Foreword by Lynn Cline.

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Winter in Taos starkly contrasts Luhan’s memoirs, published in four volumes and inspired by Marcel Proust’s Remembrances of Things Past. They follow her life through three failed marriages, numerous affairs, and ultimately a feeling of “being nobody in myself,” despite years of psychoanalysis and a luxurious lifestyle on two continents among the leading literary, art and intellectual personalities of the day.

Winter in Taos unfolds in an entirely different pattern, uncluttered with noteworthy names and ornate details. With no chapters dividing the narrative, Luhan describes her simple life in Taos, New Mexico, this “new world” she called it, from season to season, following a thread that spools out from her consciousness as if she’s recording her thoughts in a journal. “My pleasure is in being very still and sensing things,” she writes, sharing that pleasure with the reader by describing the joys of adobe rooms warmed in winter by aromatic cedar fires; fragrant in spring with flowers; and scented with homegrown fruits and vegetables being preserved and pickled in summer.

Having wandered the world, Luhan found her home at last in Taos. Winter in Taos celebrates the spiritual connection she established with the “deep living earth” as well as the bonds she forged with Tony Luhan, her “mountain.” This moving tribute to a land and the people who eked a life from it reminds readers that in northern New Mexico, where the seasons can be harshly beautiful, one can bathe in the sunshine until “‘untied are the knots in the heart,’ for there is nothing like the sun for smoothing out all difficulties.”

Born in 1879 to a wealthy Buffalo family, Mabel Dodge Luhan earned fame for her friendships with American and European artists, writers and intellectuals and for her influential salons held in her Italian villa and Greenwich Village apartments. In 1917, weary of society and wary of a world steeped in war, she set down roots in remote Taos, New Mexico, then publicized the tiny town’s inspirational beauty to the world, drawing a steady stream of significant guests to her adobe estate, including artist Georgia O’Keeffe, poet Robinson Jeffers, and authors D.H. Lawrence and Willa Cather. Luhan could be difficult, complex and often cruel, yet she was also generous and supportive, establishing a solid reputation as a patron of the arts and as an author of widely read autobiographies. She died in Taos in 1962.

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Hardcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-194-8
292 pp.,$29.95

Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-593-5
292 pp.,$26.95


WISE HOMBRE QUIZZES
Questions and Answers on American Western History
By Lannon Mintz

Questions and answers on American Western history, cowboys, outlaws, pioneer and frontier life. Illustrated with drawings by William Moyers.

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Are you a historian, a wise hombre or a tenderfoot when it comes to American Western history? Lannon Mintz has prepared some challenging questions to test your knowledge. All facets of American Western history, its legends, folklore, facts and fictions are included in this book. How do you stack up against the experts?

Here’s a painless way to get a little “book larnin’.”

Every day—before you saddle ol’ Paint and trot off over the horizon—take one of these quizzes Rate yourself in the following manner:

9 to 10 correct answers, you’re a historian
6 to 8 correct answers, you’re a wise hombre
3 to 5 correct answers, you’re lackin’ in book larnin’ friend
0 to 2 correct answers, you’re a tenderfoot, Buddy, but keep on tryin’.

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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-128-9
48 pp.,$16.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-934-9
48 pp.,$3.99


WOMEN MARKED FOR HISTORY
New Mexico Roadside Markers Honor Women Leaders
By Phil T. Archuletta and Rosanne Roberts Archuletta

New Mexico's Women Leaders in Community and Government, Education, Military, Business, Healing Arts and Medicine, Entertainment, Cultural Preservation and the Arts

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New Mexico’s Historical Marker Project has served an important part in the way New Mexico tells its story to visitors, residents, and future generations. Lining the miles of highways and roads across its beautiful countryside, each marker has a unique story that provides those passing by with information about an intriguing historical moment or influential individual in the area. Thanks to the New Mexico Historical Women’s Marker Initiative, this program has taken on a new role to inform motorists of the many historical facts about the great women of the state.

It is easy to become inspired by the many New Mexican women who fill these pages. They come from varied cultures and backgrounds, but they all share pioneer status in their mutual quests to make a lasting impact on the lives of New Mexico families and communities. These women serve as examples through their deeds, accomplishments, and trials. They are not just mothers, daughters, sisters and friends; they are military service women, business leaders, healers, and educators. The New Mexico Historical Marker Project serves as a lasting memento of their great accomplishments and contributions to the rich and colorful history of the "Land of Enchantment." New Mexico has many reasons to be proud of these women and their contributions.

Phil T. Archuletta is a native New Mexican, born in El Rito. He is the CEO of P & M Signs, Inc. in Mountainair, New Mexico. Since 1970, he has been involved with the manufacturing of the New Mexico Historical Markers. He is passionate about sharing the stories of the state’s colorful history. He serves on the Board of the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque and is the author of Traveling New Mexico, also published by Sunstone Press.

Rosanne Roberts Archuletta was born in Philadelphia. She, like so many of the women in this book, fell in love with New Mexico. She is the Principal of R. M. Roberts and Associates, LLC, a human resources consulting firm.


Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-880-6
184 pp.,$22.95


WOODY PLANTS OF THE SOUTHWEST
A Field Guide to Woody Plants in the American Southwest
By Samuel H. Lamb

This book won the Border Regional Library Association Award in the reference category and has already taken its place as the definitive text to consult for southwestern American woody plants.

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Much more than a catalog of trees and shrubs, “Woody Plants of the Southwest” is an encyclopedia-like discussion covering all except the herbaceous vegetation of portions of the southwestern United States and a narrow strip of adjoining Mexico. Samuel H. Lamb has not only identified hundreds of woody plants, but has arranged them by families, explained their Latin names, and has provided a brief biography of persons, primarily botanists, who have been honored by having their names included in the accepted scientific nomenclature. He has also provided one or more common names in English and Spanish. Photographs, and in some cases sketches, of portions of plants help in their recognition. Maps of southwestern states broken down by counties, are used to point out the distribution one each species, and effects of elevation are illustrated by listing the life zone in which each species is most at home. Certainly this book is a welcome addition to the botany and natural history of the southwestern United States, and is worthy of inclusion in any library. The book is a winner of the Border Regional Library Association Award for literary excellence and enrichment of the cultural heritage of the American Southwest.

SAMUEL H. LAMB holds degrees in forestry and wildlife management. He was Park Naturalist with the National Park Service in Hawaii, has worked in forestry, been a wildlife refuge manager in the Southwest, and worked for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish in the Division of Game Management, of which he was Assistant Director for five years.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=GDqMKJeKNJYC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-91327-050-9
177 pp.,$22.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-971-4
177 pp.,$21.99


YESTERDAY IN SANTA FE
Episodes in a Turbulent History
By Marc Simmons

Historic photographs, index

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When was Santa Fe under siege? Who was the local witch reputed to fly around in an egg? Which governor found his chair thrown into the street? Why were Judge Eaton's burros so expensive? What was the Santa Fe--Granada, Spain connection? What city celebration was sixty years too soon? Which governor paid a bribe to win a horse race? Who was "Telegraph" Aubry and why was he famous? What ended the usefulness of the Santa Fe Trail?

Do you know the answers to these provocative questions? Marc Simmons does. And in this witty but historically accurate book, he takes readers on a fact-filled but fun journey into Santa Fe's unusual past.

Historian and author Marc Simmons has received many awards for his research and writings on the American Southwest. He is known for his ability to ferret out true but little-known episodes in New Mexico history.

Website: http://www.marcsimmonsofnewmexico.com
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Email: mail@marcsimmonsofnewmexico.com

Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-108-1
74 pp.,$12.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-247-0
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