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Established in 1929, the University of New Mexico Press publishes creative works and scholarship in several disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, indigenous studies, Native studies, Latin American studies, art, architecture, and the history, literature, ecology, and cultures of the American West. UNM Press is the largest publisher in New Mexico and seeks to represent the culture, history, and stories of the Southwest.

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Protecting Yellowstone

Science and the Politics of National Park Management

University of New Mexico Press

In Protecting Yellowstone, Michael Yochim considers how park managers may best work within the contemporary policy-making context to preserve national parks.

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The Zunis

Self-Portrayals

By The Zuni People; Translated by Alvina Quam
University of New Mexico Press

Now back in print after more than thirty years, The Zunis: Self-Portrayals offers forty-six stories of myth, prophecy, and history from the great oral literature of the Zuni Indians of New Mexico.

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El Paso's Muckraker

The Life of Owen Payne White

University of New Mexico Press

This long-overdue biography restores this overlooked writer to the forefront of western history and journalism.

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Laguna Pueblo

A Photographic History

University of New Mexico Press

Laguna Pueblo: A Photographic History includes more than one hundred of Marmon's photos showcasing his talents while highlighting the cohesive, adaptive, and independent character of the Laguna people.

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Rider of the Pale Horse

A Memoir of Los Alamos and Beyond

By McAllister Hull, with Amy Bianco; Illustrated by John Hull
University of New Mexico Press

A recollection of life in the workshops where nuclear bomb components were constructed during the Manhattan Project.

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Prep School Cowboys

Ranch Schools in the American West

University of New Mexico Press

"An engaging, well-researched account of the private schools that proliferated in the interwar years in the American Southwest. Bingmann does an excellent job of situating these schools in the context of the history of American education."--Lynn Dumenil, author of The Modern Temper: American Culture and Society in the 1920s

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Gila Country Legend

The Life and Times of Quentin Hulse

University of New Mexico Press
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Spiritual Currency in Northeast Brazil

University of New Mexico Press

This book examines the spiritual community of the followers of St. Francis of Wounds in the town of Canindé in northeast Brazil.

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How Long Is the Present

Selected Talk Poems of David Antin

University of New Mexico Press

In this book editor Stephen Fredman provides critical introductions to a selection of talk poems from Antin's now out-of-print collections in conjunction with a new interview with the author.

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Searching for Madre Matiana

Prophecy and Popular Culture in Modern Mexico

University of New Mexico Press

Edward Wright-Rios examines the much-maligned--and sometimes celebrated--character of Madre Matiana and her position in the development of Mexico.

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Bush League Boys

The Postwar Legends of Baseball in the American Southwest

University of New Mexico Press

"In Bush League Boys sportswriter Toby Smith relies upon fascinating oral histories to recall the home runs, screen money, and dust storms that characterized the glory days of post-World War II baseball in the Southwest."--Ron Briley, author of The Baseball Film in Postwar America: A Critical Study, 1948-1962

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Chasing Dichos through Chimayó

University of New Mexico Press

In these reflections on the dichos of the Chimayó Valley in northern New Mexico native son Don J. Usner has written a memoir that is also a valuable source of information on the rich language and culture of the region.

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Massacre of the Dreamers

Essays on Xicanisma. 20th Anniversary Updated Edition.

University of New Mexico Press

This new edition of an immensely influential book gives voice to Mexic Amerindian women silenced for hundreds of years by the dual censorship of being female and indigenous.

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Women Drug Traffickers

Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime

University of New Mexico Press

"The first full-length study of female drug traffickers. The lives of these women are fascinating and skillfully analyzed by the author. The book will be pleasurable reading to general readers and specialists alike."--Howard Campbell, author of Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juárez

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The Memory of Stone

Meditations on the Canyons of the West

By Erv Schroeder; Foreword by Bill McKibben; Introduction by Simon J. Ortiz
University of New Mexico Press

Erv Schroeder's photographs bear witness to the primordial forces of the earth--the raw power that moved and shifted huge hunks of rock to form natural stone sculptures.

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Tortillas

A Cultural History

University of New Mexico Press

In this entertaining and informative account Paula E. Morton surveys the history of the tortilla from its roots in ancient Mesoamerica to the cross-cultural global tortilla.

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Sophie's House of Cards

A Novel

University of New Mexico Press

"A deftly woven story textured with beautifully flawed characters who redefine what it means to be a family in an age where love, not blood, connects all creatures--from humans to honeybees. What a charming and deeply compassionate novel."--B. K. Loren, author of Theft: A Novel

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Loose Cannons

Selected Prose

University of New Mexico Press

Like his poetry, Middleton's prose pieces are alive with incongruity, collage, and surprising juxtapositions.

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Edmund G. Ross

Soldier, Senator, Abolitionist

University of New Mexico Press

This first full-scale biography of Ross reveals his importance in the history of the United States.

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Goin' Crazy with Sam Peckinpah and All Our Friends

University of New Mexico Press

In this enthralling memoir we follow Evans and Peckinpah through conversations in bars, family gatherings, binges on drugs and alcohol, struggles with film producers and executives, and Peckinpah's abusive behavior--sometimes directed at Evans himself.

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Enduring Acequias

Wisdom of the Land, Knowledge of the Water

University of New Mexico Press

Touching on the Middle East, Europe, Mexico, and South America before circling back to New Mexico, Arellano makes a case for preserving the acequia irrigation system and calls for a future that respects the ecological limitations of the land.

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Global West, American Frontier

Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression

University of New Mexico Press
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The Powwow Highway

A Novel

University of New Mexico Press

"Takes us into the places where Indians live . . . their jokes, their lovemaking, their hearts. . . . Leaves me feeling as if I had made the journey myself."--Denver Post

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Sweet Medicine

A Novel

University of New Mexico Press

"Full of adventure, humor, love and sex, and occasionally some eloquent rage about the way Indians have been treated in America. . . . A trickster tale . . . in which a . . . clever and resourceful hero outsmarts stronger enemies and lives to fight another day."--New York Times Book Review

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Railroad Empire across the Heartland

Rephotographing Alexander Gardner's Westward Journey

University of New Mexico Press

This book presents recent photographs by John R. Charlton of the scenes Alexander Gardner recorded, paired with the Gardner originals and accompanied by James E. Sherow's discussion.

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The National Council on Indian Opportunity

Quiet Champion of Self-Determination

University of New Mexico Press

In this book, the first study of the NCIO, historian Thomas A. Britten traces the workings of the council along with its enduring impact on the lives of indigenous people.

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The Sky Is Shooting Blue Arrows

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

Celebrating life, travel, aging, and nature, this new book shines with Luschei's view of the world.

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A Selected History of Her Heart

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

"Through the lens of her singular and compelling life, Carole Simmons Oles guides us through our fractured, confused, violent century. At seventy, facing an increasingly fragile body, Oles crafts language that creates bonds--across cultures and tongues, across decades and oceans and continents. These powerhouse poems reach out generation to generation with generosity and compassion. These poems invite us in, offer food and drink and shelter."--Peggy Shumaker, author of Gnawed Bones

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Dispatches from the Drownings

Reporting the Fiction of Nonfiction

University of New Mexico Press

In homage to Michael Lesy's cult classic, Wisconsin Death Trip, Hollars pairs reports from late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century journalists with fictional versions, creating a hybrid text complete with facts, lies, and a wide range of blurring in between.

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Africans into Creoles

Slavery, Ethnicity, and Identity in Colonial Costa Rica

University of New Mexico Press

Unlike most books on slavery in the Americas, this social history of Africans and their enslaved descendants in colonial Costa Rica recounts the journey of specific people from West Africa to the New World.

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Mysterious New Mexico

Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment

University of New Mexico Press

Using folklore, sociology, history, psychology, and forensic science--as well as good old-fashioned detective work--Radford reveals the truths and myths behind New Mexico's greatest mysteries.

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A Carol Dickens Christmas

A Novel

University of New Mexico Press

"Joyfully riffing on a holiday classic, Tom Averill's A Carol Dickens Christmas is a moving and contemporary tale that, like the work of that other Dickens, focuses on what affects us deeply: judgment and compassion, grief and hope, cruelty and kindness. With a warm and realistic cast of characters, this is a story for people who believe in the magic of the season and--more to the point--in simply caring for each other."--Laura Moriarty, author of The Chaperone

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Conjugal Bliss

A Comedy of Martial Arts

University of New Mexico Press

"A hilarious, raucous, painfully graphic portrait of The Marriage from Hell."--Chicago Tribune

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Imagining Geronimo

An Apache Icon in Popular Culture

University of New Mexico Press

Clements's study examines Americans' changing sense of Geronimo and looks at the ways Geronimo tried to maintain control of his own image during more than twenty years in which he was a prisoner of war.

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Mayan Tales from Chiapas, Mexico

University of New Mexico Press

Presented here in English, Tzotzil, and Spanish are forty-two stories told to Robert Laughlin in Tzotzil by the only speaker of Tzotzil left in the village of San Felipe Ecatepec in Chiapas, Mexico. The stories range from mythological sacred stories to historical accounts of life in the twentieth century.

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Maya Pilgrimage to Ritual Landscapes

Insights from Archaeology, History, and Ethnography

University of New Mexico Press

Through cross-cultural comparisons, archaeological data, and ethnographic insights, Joel W. Palka addresses central questions about Maya pilgrimage practice and discusses the broad importance of Maya ritual landscapes and pilgrimage for Mesoamerica as a whole.

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Intimate Memories

The Autobiography of Mabel Dodge Luhan

University of New Mexico Press

At last edited into one volume, the story of one of 20th-century America's most flamboyant women, from her youth in upper-class Buffalo to her "discovery" of New Mexico.

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New Mexico's Spanish Livestock Heritage

Four Centuries of Animals, Land, and People

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Creating Mexican Consumer Culture in the Age of Porfirio Díaz

University of New Mexico Press

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."

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The Cultural Dynamics of Shell-Matrix Sites

University of New Mexico Press

The contributors to this book introduce new ways to study shell-matrix sites, ranging from the geochemical analysis of shellfish to the interpretation of human remains buried within. Drawing upon examples from around the world, this is one of the only books to offer a global perspective on the archaeology of shell-matrix sites.

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A Prehistory of Western North America

The Impact of Uto-Aztecan Languages

University of New Mexico Press

This book offers a new approach to the use of linguistic data to reconstruct prehistory. The author shows how a well-studied language family--in this case Uto-Aztecan--can be used as an instrument for reconstructing prehistory.

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Jesuit Student Groups, the Universidad Iberoamericana, and Political Resistance in Mexico, 1913-1979

University of New Mexico Press

This book focuses on the twentieth-century efforts of the Roman Catholic Church to influence Mexican society through Jesuit-led student organizations designed to promote conservative Catholic values. The author shows that they left a very different imprint on Mexican society, training a generation of activists.

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Clovis Caches

Recent Discoveries and New Research

University of New Mexico Press

This collection of essays investigates caches of Clovis tools, many of which have only recently come to light. The studies comprising this volume treat methodological and theoretical issues including the recognition of Clovis caches, Clovis lithic technology, mobility, and land use.

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Anasazi America

Seventeen Centuries on the Road from Center Place, Second Edition

University of New Mexico Press

David E. Stuart incorporates extensive new research findings through groundbreaking archaeology to explore the rise and fall of the Chaco Anasazi and how it parallels patterns throughout modern societies in this new edition.

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Emotions and Daily Life in Colonial Mexico

University of New Mexico Press

The history of emotions is a new approach to social history, and this book is the first in English to systematically examine emotions in colonial Mexico.

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The Science of Soccer

A Bouncing Ball and a Banana Kick

University of New Mexico Press

In a book that targets middle and high school players, Taylor explains the science behind the most popular sport in the world, soccer.

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New Mexico's High Peaks

A Photographic Celebration

University of New Mexico Press

Photographer-author Mike Butterfield has spent forty years hiking New Mexico's high mountains, and his magnificent images are paired here with the chronicle of his adventures.

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Making Aztlán

Ideology and Culture of the Chicana and Chicano Movement, 1966-1977

University of New Mexico Press

This book provides a long-needed overview of the Chicana and Chicano movement's social history as it grew, flourished, and then slowly fragmented. The authors examine the movement's origins in the 1960s and 1970s, showing how it evolved from a variety of organizations and activities united in their quest for basic equities for Mexican Americans in U.S. society.

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An Army Doctor on the Western Frontier

Journals and Letters of John Vance Lauderdale, 1864-1890

Edited by Robert M. Utley
University of New Mexico Press

This selection of Lauderdale's writings, edited and annotated by a premier historian of the American West, offers an insightful account of army life that will teach readers much about the settlement and growth of the West in a time of rapid change.

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Xylotheque

Essays

University of New Mexico Press

Combining memoir and nature writing, this book comprises nine essays that represent different seasons and slices of time, not unlike the rings of a tree. No two rings are alike, but each accretes to the next, creating, section by section, a life.

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