Enchantment and Exploitation: The Life and Hard Times of a New Mexico Mountain Range

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UNM Press, 1985 - History - 394 pages
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This unusual book is a complete account of the closely linked natural and human history of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico, a region unique in its rich combination of ecological and cultural diversity.

  

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User Review  - Brooks - Goodreads

I was looking for a good history of northern New Mexico. This was exactly that. Read full review

Review: Enchantment and Exploitation: The Life and Hard Times of a New Mexico Mountain Range

User Review  - Pete - Goodreads

This is an amazing book. If you want to know what is going on in New Mexico this is a great place to start. Also check out his book "The Walk". Read full review

Contents

Holding On
61
Lithic Parallels
79
Pandoras Scouts
89
Discord and Dollars
103
Discipline
121
The View from the Top of the Cliff
135
Gold in Them Hills
147
Collectivity
161
Washed and Worn
215
Bully Boys and Bureaucrats
235
Land and Cattle
255
Wilderness
279
Trails
301
Land Grants in North Central New Mexico over 600 Acres
321
Notes
325
Bibliography
359

Inventory
163
Fractions of Justice
171
Manitos
193

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About the author (1985)

William deBuys is professor of documentary studies, College of Santa Fe, and the author of numerous books on the West.

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