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Forgotten Cuchareños of the Lower Valley
by Virginia Sanchez, The History Press (December 10, 2010)
This is a story of the Hispanos who moved from Colorado's San Luis Valley east over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains
into Huerfano County during the late 1860's. Recount an almost forgotten part of Colorado's history and the
contributions of these settlers and their descendants as they and their Native American and Anglo counterparts
shaped the culture of the Cucharas region.
The Regis Santos: Thirty Years of Collecting - Illustrated Edition
by Thomas J. Steele, Barbe Awalt, & Paul Fisher Rhetts, LPD Publishing
This book represents three hundred pieces of contemporary devotional art that were assembled
by Father Thomas Steele over a thirty-year period. The art was assembled as the Regis University Collection of New Mexico Santos.
It contains examples of the work of 18th and 19th century master santeros and contemporary masters.
Elmer's War - Uncovering a Hero's Secret Life
by Steven N. Leek, Classic Day Publishing
The story of decorated World War II hero, Elmer Hitchcock, and the dark secrets
he held as revealed through the research of his grandson, the author.
DNA & Genealogy
by Colleen Fitzpatrick. Rice Book Press, 1st edition (2005).
Commissioned by Family Tree DNA for their Second International Conference
on Genetic Genealogy at National Geographic Headquarters in Washington DC. Beginner,
intermediate, and advanced readers. Tutorials on the use of DNA for genealogy.
To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews
of New Mexico
by Stanley M. Hordes, Columbia Univ. Press (March 17 2008).
Dr. Hordes, Adjunct Research Professor at the University of New Mexico, offers a
history of Crypto-Jews in the Americas, including New Mexico, over a period of several
Pueblos, Spaniards, and The Kingdom of New Mexico
by John L. Kessell,
Professor Emeritus of History at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Kessell specializes
in the American Southwest during the Spanish Colonial period. This
narrative history is devoted to the tumultuous seventeenth century in New Mexico.
Kessell's work presents a clearer picture than ever before of events leading to
the Pueblo Revolt.
Origins of New Mexico Families:
A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, by Fray Angelico Chavez, revised ed.
Museum of New Mexico.
by Fray Angelico Chavez
This is the noted frame of reference for those whose ancestry includes the families
of New Mexico.
One Nation One Year
by Don James and Karyth Becen
"A photographic journey, informative and balanced presentation on the diversity,
richness and beauty of the Navajo culture. --Gary Langston, Canon National Shoot-for-the-Sphere
Winner and acclaimed photographer of Navajo culture."
For one year, Navajo photographer Don James drove from one side of the Navajo Nation
to the other documenting arts, traditions, sports, and people.
Remnants of Crypto-Jews Among Hispanic Americans
by Gloria Golden(Author), Andrea Alessandra Cabello (Editor), and Sohaib Raihan
A story of Crypto-Jews in the American Southwest who descend from the Sephardim
of Spain and Portugal.
Finding Your Hispanic Rootss
by George R. Ryskamp, Genealogical Publishing Co, Dec 1997.
Notes from Amazon editorial review: ". . . much of the information contained in
Ryskamp's classic Tracing Your Hispanic Heritage (1984) is readily available
again in this updated, revised version that addresses recent developments (computer
applications, microfilming, ..)
Recommended by NMGS member Annette Wasco: [In this book, Dr. Ryskamp] "covers civil,
military, census, legal and sacramental records from both the old world and the
new. Other topics include language peculiar to old Spanish language records, handwriting,
naming conventions, and general research techniques and tips. I've found it very
valuable in interpreting church records which have not been transcribed by NMGS
Hispanic Albuquerque 1706-18466
by Marc Simmons. UNM Press, 2003.
This narrative tells the story of the founding of the Villa de Alburquerque by Governor
Francisco Cuervo y Valdes.
Albuquerque celebrated its 300th birthday in 2006.
Historia de la Nueva México, 1610:
A Critical and Annotated Spanish/English Edition (Paso Por Aqui
Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá (Author),
Miguel Encinias (Translator),
Alfred Rodríguez (Translator),
Joseph P. Sánchez (Translator)
One of the first travel journals of its kind to be published, this epic poem about
Juan de Oñate’s entrada that led to the founding of Nueva México in 1598 (to
become the state of New Mexico 314 years later) is full of the hopes and dreams
of those who traveled with Oñate. Historia de la Nueva México, 1610 was
written fourteen years before John Smith’s History of Virginia. Its
thirty-four cantos have long been considered a key source for early New Mexico history
and this bilingual Spanish/English version presents it as literature.
By situating Historia de la Nueva México, 1610 within
the Hispanic literary heritage, the work is restored to the canon of American literature.
Dictionary of New Mexico and Southern Colorado Spanishh, by Rubén
Cobos. Revised and expanded edition. UNM Press, July 2003.
New Mexico: An Interpretive History, by Marc Simmons. UNM Press; Reprint
edition; October 1988.
Place Names of New Mexico, by Robert Julyan, 1996. A geographical
dictionary of New Mexico's towns and physical features. UNM Press; 2nd edition January
Battle of Glorieta Pass: A Gettysburg in the West, March 26-28, 1862,
by Thomas E. Edrington and John Taylor. UNM Press, 2001.
Bloody Valverde, A Civil War Battle on the Rio Grande Feb 21 1862
by John McLellan Taylor. UNM Press, 1999.
Illustrated History of New Mexico, by Thomas E. Chavez. UNM Press;
of New Spain: How Mediterranean Plants and Foods Changed America,
by William W. Dunmire and Evangeline L. Dunmire. University of Texas, 2004.
Wild Plants of the Pueblo Province: Exploring Ancient and Enduring Uses,
by William W. Dunmire and Gail D. Tierney, Museum of New Mexico Press, 1995.
The story of Padre Antonio José Martinez and Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy,
two dynamic personalities of the late 1850s, whose philosophical differences clashed
and reverberated throughout the territory.
But Time and Chance, by Fray Angelico
Chavez. A vivid record of the life of the controversial Padre Jose Martinez of Taos.
Sunstone Press, 1st ed., Jun 1, 1981.
Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather. Fiction,
Vintage books. A romanticized version of Archbishop
Jean Baptiste Lamy while serving in New Mexico. Unfortunately, it came
at the expense of Padre Martinez.
NEW BOOK: Fr. Juan Romero's latest book is now available. It's
an English version of a never-before published 1877 Manuscript Biografía
del Presbíbero Antontio José Martinez, Cura de Taos. You can order
it now: Send payment of $22 (includes tax and postage) to The
Taos Connection, 47741 East Palm Canyon Dr., C-135 -- Palm Springs, CA 92264.
Note from NMGS member Armando Sandoval: Other books
help to illuminate the true story of Padre Martinez of Taos:
New Perspectives from Taos with essays by E. A. Mares, Bette S.
Weidman, Fr. Thomas J. Steele, Patricia Clark Smith, and Ray John de Aragon. UNM
Press, 1989. Available through Amazon.com.
Memorias sobre la vida del Presbitero Don Antonio Jose Martinez,
por Pedro Sanchez. Original Spanish text, with English translation by Ray
John de Aragon. Lightning Tree publishers, 1978. The original Spanish edition of
this book was published in 1903.
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