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Spanish and Mexican Land Grants and the Law

Edited by
Malcolm Ebright

Eight land grant scholars contribute a wide-ranging group of essays to this lively and profusely illustrated book covering the Las Vegas, Embudo, Anton Chico, and Juan Bautista Valdez grants. Original drawings, old photographs and maps, as well as reproductions of 200 year-old documents, all help to make the fascinating subject of land grants understandable. 104 Pages.

Paper $15

The following is a complete list of the articles:

John R. Van Ness - Introduction

Clark S. Knowlton - The Town of Las Vegas Community Land Grant: An Anglo-American Coup d-…tat

Marianne L. Stoller - Grants of Desperation, Lands of Speculation: Mexican Period Land Grants in Colorado

Frances Leon Quintana & David H. Snow - Historical Archeology of the Rito Colorado Valley, New Mexico

Janet S. Lecompte - Manuel Armijo and the Americans

G. Emlen Hall - Giant Before the Surveyor-General: The Land Career of Donaciano Vigil

Malcolm Ebright - The Embudo Grant: A Case Study of Justice and the Court of Private Land Claims

Michael J. Rock - Anton Chico and Its Patent

Morris F. Taylor - The Leitensdorfer Claim in the Vigil and St. Vrain Grant

William Wroth - Hispanic Southwestern Craft and the Taylor Museum Collection

John R. Van Ness - The Juan Bautista Valdez Grant: Was It A Community Land Grant?

About the Author: Malcolm Ebright is a lawyer and historian living in Guadalupita, New Mexico where he directs the Center for Land Grant Studies. He has been studying land grant history and working with traditional communities in northern New Mexico for 25 years. Ebright has written numerous books and articles on the history of New Mexico land grants. In addition, he maintains an active legal practice concentrating on land and water litigation. According to William deBuys, author of River of Traps and Enchantment and Exploitation, "Malcolm Ebright, quite simply, is the finest land grants scholar we've ever had."

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