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Land Grants & Lawsuits in Northern New Mexico-Malcolm Ebright

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ME-LG. Land Grants and Lawsuits in Northern New Mexico by Malcolm Ebright. Republished by the Center for Land Grant Studies, Guadalupita, NM 2008. Original published by UNM Press, 1994, first edition out of print. New introduction by Malcolm Ebright and stunning new cover art by Glen Strock including an embossed cloth cover design by Glen Strock.

Malcolm Ebright draws on his wide experience as a historian and attorney to examine the history of New Mexico's land grants from their antecedents in Spain and Mexico down to present-day land and water lawsuits. Ebright narrates specific cases involving fraud, forgery, and injustice, as well as courageous acts by land grant communities. Presents a comprehensive and clear account of often clashing legal systems.
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from the book by Malcolm Ebright about New Mexico's land grant communities and their struggle for justice.






Land Grants in a Nutshell. Complete notes online. Notes from a 1997 lecture by Malcolm Ebright explaining the essential elements of New Mexico's Land Grants.

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Complete text. Includes pictures from the National Archive of the treaty, the stricken Article X and the Protocol of Querétaro .

Sharing the Shortages Water Litigation and Regulation in Hispanic New Mexico, 1600-1850. Excerpt from an article from the New Mexico Historical Review.

Work in Progress - Land Grant Database The Center for Land Grant Studies and the Oñate Center, with funding from Rio Arriba County, is developing a database of all New Mexico land grants. The initial version will list basic information on each grant including primary source references. Later versions, if additional funding is secured, will include links to scans of original grant documents, translations if available, maps and other resources. When funding allows, the database will be posted on the Internet at www.southwestbooks.org & www.rioarribanm.com and issued as a CD for both Windows & Macintosh. A printed manual and bibliography will be available to assist users of the database. Database design is by Robin Collier and Malcolm Ebright. Researchers include Malcolm Ebright, Rick Hendricks, Norman Martinez and Richard Salazar. Additional resources for the project are being provided by the New Mexico State Archives. A very preliminary listing of grants entered so far are shown here: Grants A-J | Grants L-R | Grants S-Z

The US General Accounting Office (GAO) report on the Treaty of Guadalupe: Definition and List of Community Land Grants in New Mexico; Exposure Draft. Prepared for the US Senate, this 49 page report includes an overview, an inventory of 295 Spanish and Mexican land grants in New Mexico and a bibliography. Download in English or Spanish 900K PDF files. (Requires Adobe Acrobat). The GAO invited comments on this draft to be sent via the GAO web page or by email to landgrants@gao.gov until April 2, 2001.

Public meetings on the draft were held in 2001. A final report is due at the end of 2002. For further information call Alan Kasdan or Susan Ploing at 202-512-7648.

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