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New Mexico; an illustrated history.


New Mexico; an illustrated history.

Lavin, Patrick.

Hippocrene Books Inc.


252 pages




Independent scholar Lavin considers New Mexico's past as a trajectory rather than a series of disparate events. This approach provides a satisfying historical, political, social and economic review, which Lavin founds upon an understanding of the geography of the region and of native cultures from the Mogollon, Anasazi, Hohokam and Pueblo to the Navaho, Apache and Comanche. He follows with excellent coverage of the Spanish colonization and eventual conflict with the victorious US. Also excellent is Lavin's coverage of the Indian wars and eventual relocation of Native Americans, the era of lawlessness, and the evolution of New Mexico into a modern state and artists' sanctuary.

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Date:Nov 1, 2008
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