Folklore

Bruja

The Legend of La Llorona
By Lucinda Ciddio Leyba

In this powerfully eerie tale, the legend of La Llorona is recast as the tale of a witch intent on doing evil in modern Santa Fe.

Tracking the Chupacabra

The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore
By Benjamin Radford

Combining five years of careful investigation (including information from eyewitness accounts, field research, and forensic analysis) with a close study of the creature's cultural and folkloric significance, Radford's book is the first to fully explore and try to solve the decades-old mystery of the chupacabra.

The Myths of the Opossum

Pathways of Mesoamerican Mythology
By Alfredo Austin
Translated by Bernard Ortiz de Montellano

First published in 1990 under the title Los mitos del tlacuache, this is the first major theoretical study of Mesoamerican mythology by one of the foremost scholars of Aztec ideology.

New Mexico's Tasty Traditions

Folksy Stories, Recipes and Photos
By Sharon Niederman

A great gift for any New Mexican or anyone who appreciates the varied cultures and cuisine of the state.

Traditions of the Osage

Stories Collected and Translated by Francis La Flesche
Edited by Garrick Bailey

Traditions of the Osage is a collection of sacred teachings, folk stories, and animal stories in their original language, Osage, between 1910 and 1923.

The Journey of Tai-me

By N. Scott Momaday

This precursor to The Way to Rainy Mountain was originally published in a handmade edition in 1967 and has never before been commercially available.

Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of Arizona

By W. C. Jameson

The prospecting past of Arizona has been kept alive through the notorious tales included here.

The Naked Rainbow and Other Stories

El arco iris desnudo y otros cuentos
By Nasario García

This charming collection of tales are based on stories and characters Nasario García knew of growing up in the Rio Puerco Valley of northern New Mexico.

The Black Madonna in Latin America and Europe

Tradition and Transformation
By Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba

This richly illustrated study examines how the Black Madonna has become a symbol of national identity, resistance against oppression, and empowerment for the female populations of such diverse cultures as Poland and Cuba.

Hispanic Folk Songs of New Mexico

With Selected Songs Collected, Transcribed, and Arranged for Voice with Piano or Guitar Accompaniment
Revised Edition
By John Donald Robb

Folk music fans and teachers will welcome this new edition of a New Mexico classic, now in a useful spiral binding.

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