Museum of New Mexico Press


Telling New Mexico

A New History

Marta Weigle, Author
Frances Levine, Co-editor
Louise Stiver, Co-editor

This extensive volume presents New Mexico history from its prehistoric beginnings to the present in essays and articles by fifty prominent historians and scholars.


"Though no book can ever tell the entire story of any state or satisfy every student, scholar, or history buff, Telling New Mexico: A New History comes close. The work includes narratives of places, people, and events, as well as personal reflections. The book achieves a standard of excellence in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history that makes the past more meaningful to all people. The scholarship represented in this work is hard to fault... Native contributors offer a perspective to New Mexico history that is often missing in other collections... I highly recommend Telling New Mexico: A New History for both the casual reader and the scholar of New Mexico history and culture."
-New Mexico Historical Review


"an anthology of historical items which cover the entire spectrum of New Mexico history from the landscape itself through the Indian people, arrival of the Spanish, the Mexican Period, and the coming of the Americans this one belongs on every bookshelf."
-The New Mexico Historical Notebook


"The history of New Mexico is long indeed. Telling New Mexico: A New History attempts to reveal New Mexico's long and complex story from its earliest days, when Native Americans first set foot on the soil of the future state, to a more modern look at its history in today's world. The braintrust of forty-five scholars and historians, Telling New Mexico brims with exquisite detail concerning the state's major events, legendary figures, and more. Telling New Mexico is a fine read for anyone who wants to understand how New Mexico became what it is today."
-Midwest Book Review

Trim: 10" x 7"

Pages: 480

Illustrations: 56 black-and-white photographs

Folklore/Folk Arts


New Mexico


Paperback $29.95


Electronic $24.95