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Pueblo Sovereignty Ebright and Hendricks

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Cover photo: Martin Vigil, Governor Tesuque Pueblo, Chairman of the All Indian Pueblo Council.

ME-PS.Pueblo Sovereignty, Indian Land and Water in New Mexico and Texas
By Malcolm Ebright and Rick Hendricks.
Over five centuries of foreign rule — by Spain, Mexico, and the United States — Native American pueblos have confronted attacks on their sovereignty and encroachments on their land and water rights. How five New Mexico and Texas pueblos did this, in some cases multiple times, forms the history of cultural resilience and tenacity chronicled in Pueblo Sovereignty by two of New Mexico’s most distinguished legal historians, Malcolm Ebright and Rick Hendricks. Extending their award-winning work on Four Square Leagues, Ebright and Hendricks focus here on four New Mexico Pueblo Indian communities; Pojoaque, Nambe, Tesuque, and Isleta; and one now in Texas, Ysleta del Sur. Pueblo Sovereignty was recently awarded the Arizona/New Mexico Book Award. A recent review described Pueblo Sovereignty as “an important book for scholars of Native history. It is exhaustively researched and balanced in its analysis and interpretation of the material.” 

University of Oklahoma Press 2019
Special Introductry Price $30
Cloth 260 Pages, 6" x 9", 21 B&W Illustrations, 3 Maps.


Paperback edition of Advocates for the Oppressed. Reviewed by T.P. Bowman, West Texas A&M University: “... Ebright not only provides an important history of land policy in New Mexico but also reminds readers of the long history of people who defended the rights of Indians in New Spain for hundreds of years. With this impressive piece of scholarship, Ebright himself keeps the spirits of these advocates alive for the modern world to appreciate.”
Advocates for the Opressed - Malcolm Ebright

ME-AFTO. Advocates for the Oppressed: Hispanos, Indians, Genízaros, and Their Land in New Mexico by Malcolm Ebright.

Having written about Hispano land grants and Pueblo Indian grants separately, Malcolm Ebright now brings these narratives together for the first time, reconnecting them and resurrecting lost histories.

He emphasizes the success that advocates for Indians, Genízaros, and Hispanos have had in achieving the return of lost lands and by reestablishing the right to use those lands for traditional purposes. Includes chapters on Zuni Pueblo and Galisteo, San Marcos, Cerrillos, and La Ciénega Pueblo grants. 440 pages, 13 original drawings by Glen Strock, 4 maps, index, bibliography.

Hardcover Sale Price $40

Paperback Sale Price $25

Just off the Press: Paperback Edition of Four Square Leagues, winner of best book award for 2014, Border Regional Library Association and best history book award for 2014 from the Historical Society of New Mexico.


EHH-FSL. Four Square Leagues: Pueblo Land in New Mexico. by Malcolm Ebright, Rick Hendricks, and Richard W. Hughes. Albuquerque, UNM Press, 2014.This book, described as “an authoritative masterpiece,” with “information that is startlingly new,” is the first up-to-date account of the history of Pueblo Indian land beginning in late 17th century New Mexico. Containing chapters about the origin of the Pueblo league, about the Cruzate documents, and the adjudication of Pueblo lands by U.S. Courts, the book is characterized by success stories as well as the loss of Pueblo land.
Four Square Leagues - Malcolm Ebright, Rick Hendricks, Richard W. Hughes - UNM Press

Specific studies of the land struggles of Jemez, Cochiti, Santa Clara, Sandia, and Picuris Pueblos are capped by Santa Ana Pueblo’s campaign in the early 1700s to buy back their ancestral lands from their Spanish neighbors, and the story of Taos Pueblo’s successful battle for their sacred Blue Lake. 452 pages, 12 original drawings by Glen Strock, 4 maps and 7 illustrations, index, bibliography.

Hardcover Price $50

Paperback Price $25


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