New Mexican Lives Profiles and Historical Stories

ISBN-10: 0826324339
ISBN-13: 9780826324337
Edition: 2002
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Description: The editor and a distinguished group of twelve collaborators re-interpret New Mexico's history through biography. Profiles of fourteen notable, complex characters provide a unique view into New Mexico's development from prehistoric times to the  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 2/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

The editor and a distinguished group of twelve collaborators re-interpret New Mexico's history through biography. Profiles of fourteen notable, complex characters provide a unique view into New Mexico's development from prehistoric times to the present. Here are lives of men and women that illustrate memorable events: from Pop and the Pueblo Revolt to Spanish colonisers Juan de Oate and Diego de Vargas; from Hispanic widows exercising their property rights to Billy the Kid and the shoot-out in Lincoln; from Mabel Dodge Luhan and her avant-garde, idealistic salon to Senator Dennis Chavez and his exercise of Hispanic political power on a national level. By emphasising the links between important New Mexicans and their times, this book makes history a personal story of drama and pathos played out within a larger context of pivotal events and formative ideas.

Introduction
Prologue: Prehistoric Man and Woman in New Mexico
Pope, the Pueblo Revolt, and Native Americans in Early New Mexico
Juan de Onate, Diego de Vargas, and Hispanic Beginnings in New Mexico
Juanotilla of Cochiti, Vecina and Coyota: Nuevomexicanas in the Eighteenth Century
Padre Martinez and Mexican New Mexico
Mangas Coloradas and Mid-Nineteenth-Century Conflicts
Kit Carson and the "Americanization" of New Mexico
Billy the Kid, Susan McSween, Thomas Catron, and the Modernization of New Mexico
Mabel Dodge Luhan and New Mexico's Anglo Arts Community
Dennis Chavez and the Making of Modern New Mexico
"The Inalienable Right to Govern Ourselves": Wendell Chino and the Struggle for Indian Self-Determination in Modern New Mexico
Tony Hillerman and the Turn-of-the-Century American Southwest
New Mexico History: A Bibliographical Essay
Contributors
Index

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