Land Grants and Water Issues in New Mexico

Books and Videos - Catalogued sources


Use Ebscohost provided by the UNM Library to find library materials held by UNM about land grants and water issues.

You can limit your search to various UNM libraries or to the CSWR itself. Many historical NM materials are located in the CSWR.

When your search results come up, if needed you can click on the boxes on the left side to filter the search for what you want more specifically - by the location, the type of material - ie. books, videos, etc.

(You can search for journal articles via Ebscohost using the format limits provided or follow the steps in this Libguide - See Tab for Journal articles).

(Note that WORLDCAT is also available via UNM Library and it can search libraries in the rest of NM and worldwide - just change the locations.)


Here are a couple of sources from Ebscohost at UNM:

Book - A good place to start your land grant research is this book: Private Land Claims in the Southwest, by Jocelyn Jean Bowden, 6 vols., thesis, Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University, 1969, located at CSWR Anderson KF 5675 B6 1969a. It has good summary histories of most of the grants in NM, Colorado and Arizona, arranged by counties, based on historical documents, with footnotes, bibliography, appendix and some small maps.

Book - Four Square Leagues: Pueblo Indian Land in New Mexico, by Malcolm Ebright, Rick Hendricks and Richard W. Hughes, 2014, case studies of NM Pueblos, Cochiti, Santa Ana, Sandia, Picuris, Santa Clara, Taos and Jemez.

Video -  Una Lucha Por Mi Pueblo, Corazon de Aztlan Productions, by Federico A. Reade and Karl Kernberger, with Sabine R. Ulibarri, 1992, Albuquerque, DVD, story of Amador Flores, Tierra Amarilla Land Grant, corridos, Bilingual.

Ebook - Properties of Violence: Law and Land Grant Struggle in Northern New Mexico, by David Correia, 2013, Alianza Federal de las Mercedes, Tierra Amarilla Land Grant, injustice, social transformation (online).