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A-Maze-Ing Arizona

By Rebekah Bereit 9780873588096

Thirty mazes invite the reader to explore various towns and attractions of Arizona, including the O.K. Corral, an archaeological dig, and Hoover Dam. 64pp, 2002

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Annie's Guests: Tales from a Frontier Hotel

By Barbara Marriott 9780972377102

The history of a luxury resort hotel (and it's famous and infamous guests) in Arizona's territorial days. 191pp, 2000

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Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps, 1550-1941

By Peter L Eidenbach 9780826352293

The author has compiled a collection of New Mexico’s historic maps, navigating through a varied terrain of research and discovery, even securing permissions for colonial-era maps held in special collections with limited public access. This collection, featuring beautifully rendered diagrams of New Mexico’s landscape, allows exploration of the past as seen by that past’s inhabitants. 2012

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Brief History Of New Mexico, A

By Myra Ellen Jenkins 0826303706

In a mere ninety pages, Myra Ellen Jenkins, the former state historian of New Mexico, has created a short and sweet explanation for a tangled and bloody history. 1974, 89 pp.

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Carbine & Lance: The Story of Old Fort Sill

By Wilbur Sturtevant Nye 806118563

From extensive research, conversations with both Indian and white eye witnesses, and his familiarity with Indian life and army affairs, Captain Nye has written an unforgettable account of these stirring time. The delineation of character and the reconstruction of colorful scenes, so often absent in historical writing, are to be found here in abundance. His Indians are made to live again: his scenes of post life could have been written only by an army man.

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By Ernest Wallace, E. Adamson Hoebel 806120401

For more than a century and a half, since they had first moved into the Southwest from the north, the Comanches raided and pillaged and repelled all efforts to encroach on their hunting grounds. They decimated the pueblo of Pecos, within thirty miles of Santa Fé. The Spanish frontier settlements of New Mexico were happy enough to let the raiding Comanches pass without hindrance to carry their terrorizing forays into Old Mexico, a thousand miles down to Durango. The Comanches fought the Texans, made off with their cattle, burned their homes, and effectively made their own lands unsafe for the white settlers. They fought and defeated at one time or another the Utes, Pawnees, Osages, Tonkawas, Apaches, and Navahos.

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Dance Ceremonies of the Northern Rio Grande Pueblos

By Dick & Kathryn Huelster 0976683903

Featurings the unique DIAL-A-DANCE back cover that tells you which of New Mexico's eight northern Pueblos is danceing when, this slender pocket-sized book also provides brief cultural background on the natives of Nambe,Picuri,Poajaque,San Ildefonso,Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan),Taos,and Tesuque Pueblos. 32pp, 2005

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Death Comes For The Archbishop

By Willa Cather 0679728899

What happens when a French Catholic becomes Archbishop of a Spanish colony? You may think the title gives it away, but you can find out only by reading Willa Cather`s classic tale of real New Mexico history. 1927, 297 pp.

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Eating Up the Santa Fe Trail: Recipies and Lore From the Old West

By Sam'l P Arnold 1555912915

A delightfully entertaining and informative book, Eating Up the Santa Fe Trail is filled with rare information painstakingly culled from thousands of sources, including the diaries and journals of many who rode the trail. Generously illustrated by Sam's late wife, Carrie Arnold. Eating Up the Santa Fe Trail contains recipes of trappers, traders, settlers, various Indian tribes, Mexicans, and military soldiers. From Missouri, across Kansas to Bent's Fort, Colorado, and on to Santa Fe, New Mexico, learn from the words of the travelers themselves how to prepare such trail fare as buffalo, elk, crane, Indian "washtunkala" (jerked meat stew), as well as "belly washes," such as Injun Whisky (made with black gunpowder, red pepper, and tobacco juice). A unique blend of culinary and western history, Eating Up the Santa Fe Trail is filled with the delicacies and oddities of the Old West and is must for the professional chef, historian, buckskinner, and gastronome.

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By S. C. Gwynne 1416591052

A stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. S. C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. The war with the Comanches lasted four decades, in effect holding up the development of the new American nation. Gwynne’s exhilarating account delivers a sweeping narrative that encompasses Spanish colonialism, the Civil War, the destruction of the buffalo herds, and the arrival of the railroads—a historical feast for anyone interested in how the United States came into being. Against this backdrop Gwynne presents the compelling drama of Cynthia Ann Parker, a lovely nine-year-old girl with cornflower-blue eyes who was kidnapped by Comanches from the far Texas frontier in 1836. She grew to love her captors and became infamous as the "White Squaw" who refused to return until her tragic capture by Texas Rangers in 1860. More famous still was her son Quanah, a warrior who was never defeated and whose guerrilla wars in the Texas Panhandle made him a legend.

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Forgotten Tales of New Mexico

By Ellen Dornan 9781609494858

From the Apache Wars to Los Alamos, New Mexico's rich past offers a colorful medley of emboldened characters and controversial schemes the shaped the course of history. In this collection of forgotten tales, master storyteller Ellen Dornan relates the stories of herioc outcasts and scheming governors, female warriors and fierce revolutionaries. 2012, 173pp.

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Fort Union - A Photo History

By T. J. Sperry 9781877856013

A historical overview of this major frontier fort that guarded the western end of the Santa Fe Trail from 1851 to 1891. Includes 20 historical photos, most never before published

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Ghost Towns Alive

By Linda G. Harris 0-8263-2908-X

Author Linda G. Harris and photographer Pamela Porter have divided the state into eleven regions comprising seventy ghost towns, from the Santa Fe Trail and Colfax County in the north to the boot heel in the south. Paperback.

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Ghost Towns of Oklahoma

By John Wesley Morris 806114207

In the past 150 years as many as two thousand Oklahoma hamlets, villages, towns, and even cities have bloomed and then died. Some have faded away, with not even a fallen chimney to mark their location. Others have left ghostly marks of their past--mounds of rubble grown over with grass or crumbling walls of buildings. A few still cling tenaciously to life, with a few inhibitants left to call them home. In these pages John W. Morris tells about 130 of the towns. He describes how and why each was established, the activities of its people in its heyday, and the conditions that cuased it to fade away. Of course, to tell about the towns is also to tell about the people who built them and lived in them--and once had high hopes for their success.

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Gifts of Pride and Love: Kiowa and Comanche Cradles

By Barbara Hail 806136049

With such words, Kiowa and Comanche people express their deep connection to their traditional lattice cradles. Prevalent from 1870 to 1930, these cradles represented a unique, yet extremely practical, art form. These "gifts of pride and love" reflected close networks, which remained intact despite the difficult transition to reservation life, new religions, government boarding schools, and allotment of tribal lands. This book, a beautiful homage to the artisans who crafted cradleboards, includes a history of the origins of lattice cradles as well as essays by eleven descendants of cradle makers. Forty color and over eighty black-and-white photographs vividly display the creativity and imagination found in these lovingly produced cradles. Reminding people of the Kiowas’ and the Comanches’ long, arduous struggles to create and maintain a viable identity, the cradles featured in this book connect us to the past.

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Grand Canyon Trivia Trek

By Flood Hefley 9781555664305

The Grand Canyon is host to a wealth of natural and human history. Flood Hefley mines this mother load turning up a fortune of fascinating facts, together with historic and personal photographs, to enrich your experience. In this book you'll read about: Colorado River runners, Native Americans and pioneers, bridges and dams, trails and routes, mining in the canyon, trails and routes, historic camps and campgrounds, historic Grand Canyon figures, and much more. 2012, 184pp

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Great Taos Bank Robbery

By Tony Hillerman 9780826351920

This classic collection of essays about life in New Mexico by the great Tony Hillerman remains a must read for anyone trying to understand the state's unique charm. 2012, 150pp.

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Guide to American Indian Folk Art of the Southwest

By Susan Lamb 1583690654

A Handy pocket guide to Indian folk art of the southwest. 2006

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Guide to Indian Jewelry of the Southwest

By Georgiana Kennedy Simpson 158369000X

A handy pocket guide to all the types of Indian Jewelry in the Southwest. 1999

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High Noon At Lincoln

By UNM Press 0826312012

Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and a couple of six-guns. This is the combination that has kept history buffs speculating and romanticizing for over a century. Learn the whole story of the Lincoln County Wars in this well-researched tome.

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