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Ancient Peoples of the American Southwest
This illustrated introduction provides an in-depth look at the ancient cultures that first inhabited the pueblos and cliff dwellings of the American Southwest. Organized chronologically, it features hundreds of maps, mostly black-and-white photographs and site diagrams.
Santa Fe Map
A plastic-coated, fold-up map of Santa Fe, including Taos and Albuquerque. Size: 18x27 inches.
Indian Arts of the Southwest
Featuring color photographs of the basketry, pottery, weaving, jewelry, and carvings of 200 noted artists, this book is both a collector's guide and cultural history of the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, Pueblo peoples and other native peoples.
Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico, A Sense of Place
A catalogue of O'Keeffe paintings pairing 20 original images with modern photographs of the landscapes depicted by the curator of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe.
Pueblo Nations: Eight Centuries of Pueblo Indian History
An expansive history of the Indian Pueblos of New Mexico from a Native American perspective. The book explores the origins of the tribe to its current struggles to maintain sovereignty, land and water rights.
New Mexico, A History
This cooperative effort between three native New Mexicans is the first complete history of New Mexico. It charts the state’s development from 16th-century Spanish colony to frontier province, from its 1912 American statehood to a hub of (often classified) scientific research. A vital source for anyone seeking to understand the complex history of the West.
The Santa Fe School of Cooking Cookbook
An excellent introduction to cooking Santa Fe style from the region's most notable cooking school. With 50 black-and-white and 16 color photographs.
Moon Handbook New Mexico
This comprehensive guide is packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history, culture and destinations throughout New Mexico.
Talking With the Clay, The Art of Pueblo Pottery
With color photographs throughout, this 20th anniversary edition of Trmible's portrait of the Pueblo people as revealed through pottery traditions includes interviews with a new generation of artists.
Ancient Pueblo, Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of America's Past
A captivating, illustrated overview of the Hohokam, Anasazi, Mogollon peoples of the four corner region for ages 10 and up. With hundreds of color photographs, maps, glossary and interviews, it's an excellent introduction to archaeology for the whole family.
Dark Beauty, Photographs of New Mexico
Some of the best work of Jack Parsons, a longtime and accomplished Southwest photographer, is compiled in this full-color coffee table book. Parsons presents the rugged landscapes and the people of New Mexico, exploring religious iconography, far-flung ranches, small towns and wide open spaces.
The Spell of New Mexico
A selection of 12 thoughtful essays on the New Mexico state of mind by great writers, including C.G. Jung, Mary Austin, D.H. Lawrence and Lawrence Clark Powell. Hillerman succeeds in communicating the lure of the desert Southwest in this wonderful, literate introduction to the state.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern States: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah
A compact photographic guide to the wildflowers, trees, mosses, butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of the American Southwest.
Running Scared, A Mystery in Carlsbad Caverns National Park
The Landons travel to Carlsbad Cavern to study the local bat population, but find themselves lost in the dark tunnels of the caves in this installent of the Mysteries in Our National Parks series.
One of the great works on the value of the desert, eloquent and laugh-out-loud funny. Although Abbey writes specifically about his experiences as a ranger at Arches National Park outside Moab, Utah, his message is universal.
Navajo Long Walk, The Tragic Story of a Proud People's Forced March from Their Homeland
A shameful chapter of American policy, the Navajos' forced relocation in the 1860s, is introduced to a new generation of readers in this handsomely illustrated history. Ages 9-12.
Fodor's In Focus Santa Fe
A practical guide in the popular series, saturated with valuable information on accommodation, shopping, sights, and dining.
Santa Fe Indian Market, Showcase of Native American Art
A beautifully photographed book about the Indian Market and the history of cultural arts in the 20th century.
Bless Me, Ultima
The first-person tale of Antonio, a Chicano boy whose life is changed when a mystical woman named Ultima comes to live with his family.
Feast of Santa Fe, Cooking of the American Southwest
An easy-to-follow introduction to the cuisine of the Southwest written by a cooking school instructor.
Santa Fe, History of an Ancient City
A revised edition of of this classic history of Santa Fe to the mid-nineteenth century, featuring essays by ten scholars and hundreds of archival photographs, drawings and maps.