NEW MEXICO by Erna Fergusson


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A portrait of New Mexico in terms of its peoples- rather than places, and which is concomitantly a picture of the way of life there, old and new, the survival of tradition and superstition, ritual and culture, along with modernizing forces. There are Indians- Pueblos and Navajos and Apaches; Spanish colonizers and settlers and friars; gringos and Texans; frontier and mountain men; miners and stockmen and government men- and the contributions of each group, their hard life in a harsh land, works in a background which is historical, anthropological, religious and artistic, social and economic. Not a tourista picture postcard introduction to this state, place by place or site by site, but a multicolored montage which reveals a depth of information and appreciation.

Publisher: Knopf