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Just off the press: 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


EH-FL. Four Leagues of Pecos: A Legal History of the Pecos Grant, 1800-1933. By G. Emlen Hall. Albuquerque, UNM Press, 1984. Back in print, this book is one of the best accounts of the myriad and convoluted ways in which land speculators gained control of land grants. Good discussion of Hispanic encroachment on Pueblo lands, court decisions regarding the status of Indians, and the Pueblo Lands Board. Hall gets inside the Santa Fe Ring, naming names and following the money trail. Cloth, issued with no dust jacket, 367 pp.

Hardcover $40

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FF-IU. Indian Uprising on the Rio Grande; The Pueblo Revolt of 1680. By Franklin Folsom; Introduction by Alfonso Ortiz. UNM Press, 1998. A fast-paced narrative of the 1680 Pueblo revolt from the perspective of the Pueblo Indians. Good choice for students of all ages.

Paper $15

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