THE LEGEND OF PONCIANO GUTIÉRREZ AND THE MOUNTAIN THIEVES
by A. Gabriel Meléndez and members of the Paiz family, illustrated by Amy Córdova
Once upon a time in the Mora Valley of northern New Mexico there lived a farmer named Ponciano Gutiérrez. On a trip through the mountains he was taken captive by Vicente Silva and his gang of bank robbers. This tale of Ponciano’s quick-witted escape has been a bedtime story for generations in the Paiz family.
INKA HUMAN SACRIFICE AND MOUNTAIN WORSHIP: Strategies for Empire Unification
by Thomas Besom
In this study, Besom explores the ritual practices of human sacrifice and the worship of mountains, attested in both archaeological investigations and ethnohistorical sources, as tools in the establishment and preservation of political power within the Inka empire.
BEYOND WORDS: Illness and the Limits of Expression
by Kathlyn Conway
Author Kathlyn Conway, a three-time cancer survivor, believes that the triumphalist approach to writing about illness fails to do justice to the shattering experience of disease. By wrestling with the challenge of writing about the reality of serious illness and injury, she argues, writers can offer a truer picture of the complex relationship between body and mind.
GREAT CRUELTIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED: The 1544 Investigation of the Coronado Expedition
by Richard Flint
Only two years after Coronado’s expedition to what is now New Mexico, Spanish officials conducted an inquiry into the effects of the expedition on the native people Coronado encountered. The documents that record that investigation are at the heart of this book.
GRANDMA'S SANTO ON ITS HEAD: Stories of Days Gone By in Hispanic Villages of New Mexico
by Nasario García
In this collection of bilingual stories about the Río Puerco Valley, where Nasario García grew up, he shares the traditions, myths, and stories of his homeland.
DR. GEORGE: My Life in Weather
by George Fischbeck with Randy Roach
Not only has George Fischbeck had a long career as an award-winning journalist and educator, he has also helped raise millions of dollars for a variety of charitable causes. His story is all here, and the best part is what the fewest people know: the heartwarming memories of a family man.
IMAGINING GERONIMO: An Apache Icon in Popular Culture
by William M. Clements
Clements’s study samples the repertoire of Geronimo stories and examines Americans’ changing sense of Geronimo in terms of traditional patterns—trickster, social bandit, patriot chief, sage elder, and culture hero.
FRONTIER CAVALRY TROOPER: The Letters of Private Eddie Matthews, 1869-1874
edited by Douglas C. McChristian
During his five years in the army, Private Edward L. Matthews wrote a series of exceptionally detailed and engaging letters to his family back home in Maryland describing his life in the Arizona and New Mexico Territories. Eddie Matthews’s letters, published here for the first time, provide an unparalleled chronicle of one soldier’s experiences in garrison and in the field in the post–Civil War Southwest.
NO MERE SHADOWS: Faces of Widowhood in Early Colonial Mexico
by Shirley Cushing Flint
Three generations of women in one family are the characters in this intimate historical study of what it meant to be a widow in sixteenth-century Mexico City.
49 TROUT STREAMS OF SOUTHERN COLORADO
by Mark D. Williams and W. Chad McPhail
Anyone planning a fishing trip to beautiful southern Colorado needs this book to locate the best fly-fishing streams.
CLOSE TO HOME: Photographs
by Richard S. Buswell
To create a portfolio of images that make us look anew at the West requires a mix of courage and patience, of persistence and imagination. Richard Buswell has shown just these qualities as he has turned a youthful hobby into a powerful means for exploring the past and present of his Montana homeland.
LOSING THE RING IN THE RIVER
by Marge Saiser
Spare and incisive, the poems in Losing the Ring in the River deal with three strong women—Clara, Emma, and Liz, women who are tough, often sassy, and have dreams that aren’t quelled by the realities they face.
WELLNESS BEYOND WORDS: Maya Compositions of Speech and Silence in Medical Care
by T. S. Harvey
Responding to the need for in-depth ethnographic studies in cultural and communicative competence, this anthropological account of Maya language use in health care in highland Guatemala explores some of the cultural and linguistic factors that can complicate communication in the practice of medicine.
NEW MEXICO'S SPANISH LIVESTOCK HERITAGE: Four Centuries of Animals, Land, and People
by William W. Dunmire
The Spanish introduced European livestock to the New World—not only cattle and horses but also mules, donkeys, sheep, goats, pigs, and poultry. This survey of the history of domestic livestock in New Mexico is the first of its kind, going beyond cowboy culture to examine the ways Spaniards, Indians, and Anglos used animals and how those uses affected the region’s landscapes and cultures.
PROTECTING YELLOWSTONE: Science and the Politics of National Park Management
by Michael J. Yochim
In Protecting Yellowstone, Michael Yochim considers how park managers may best work within the contemporary policy-making context to preserve national parks.
by Felecia Caton Garcia
Caton Garcia’s poems layer sound and image to offer a tangible point of access into the complex and often contradictory ideas contained within the work.
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY IN NEW MEXICO: Portraits from Five Hundred Years
edited by Bruce A. Glasrud
Glasrud assembles the best information available on the themes, events, and personages of black New Mexico history.
WORKERS GO SHOPPING IN ARGENTINA: The Rise of Popular Consumer Culture
by Natalia Milanesio
Combining theories from the anthropology of consumption, cultural studies, and gender studies with the methodologies of social, cultural, and oral histories, Milanesio shows the exceptional cultural and social visibility of low-income consumers in postwar Argentina along with their unprecedented economic and political influence.
THAT EVERY MAN BE ARMED: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right
by Stephen P. Halbrook
That Every Man Be Armed, the first scholarly book on the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, has played a significant role in constitutional debate and litigation since it was first published in 1984.
IN THE SHADOW OF BILLY THE KID: Susan McSween and the Lincoln County War
by Kathleen P. Chamberlain
The Lincoln County War catapulted Susan McSween and a young cowboy named Henry McCarty, alias Billy the Kid, into the history books. As a woman in a man’s story, Susan McSween has been all but ignored. This is the first book to place her in a larger context.
SISTER RABBIT'S TRICKS
by Emmett "Shkeme" Garcia, illustrated by Victoria Pringle
Inspired by the many rabbit stories from the pueblos of New Mexico, this story of Sister Rabbit and her antics shows us a trickster animal, wily and lovable, who can fool her friends but needs to learn some lessons about how to get along in life.
THE POETRY AND POETICS OF GERALD VIZENOR
edited by Deborah L. Madsen
The first book devoted exclusively to the poetry and literary aesthetics of one of Native America’s most accomplished writers, this collection of essays brings together detailed critical analyses of single texts and individual poetry collections from diverse theoretical perspectives, along with comparative discussions of Vizenor’s related works.
CREATING MEXICAN CONSUMER CULTURE IN THE AGE OF PORFIRIO DÍAZ
by Steven B. Bunker
Steven Bunker’s study shows how goods and consumption embodied modernity in the time of Porfirio Díaz, how they provided proof to Mexicans that “incredible things are happening in this world.”
CLAIMS AND SPECULATIONS: Mining and Writing in the Gilded Age
by Janet Floyd
This study of a broad range of responses to gold and silver mining in the late nineteenth century sets the literary writings of figures such as Mark Twain, Mary Hallock Foote, Bret Harte, and Jack London within the context of writing and representation produced by people involved in the industry: miners and journalists, as well as writers of folklore and song.
THE RIDDLE OF CANTINFLAS: Essays on Hispanic Popular Culture
by Ilan Stavans
Ilan Stavans’s collection of essays on kitsch and high art in the Americas makes a return with twenty-one colorful essays and conversations that deliver Stavans’s trademark wit and provocative analysis.