This cultural encyclopedia could not exist without the help of numerous anonymous and publicly available sources, as well as the multiple personal contacts, throughout New Mexico’s cities, towns, pueblos, reservations, and wide open spaces. The information is written by the following primary authors; Mario J. Lucero, Isabel Ruiz Lucero, and Jason Waggoner. Their information is thoroughly researched and backed by the following brilliant resources:

Printed Literature and Novels

Bowman, J. N., and Robert F. Heizer. Anza and the Northwest Frontier of New Spain,. Los Angeles: Southwest Museum, 1967.

Hackett, Charles W., and Charmion Shelby. Revolt of the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and Otermín’s Attempted Reconquest, 1680-1682;. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico, 1942. 

Kessell, John L. Spain in the Southwest: A Narrative History of Colonial New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California. Norman: U of Oklahoma, 2002.

Knaut, Andrew L. The Pueblo Revolt of 1680: Conquest and Resistance in Seventeenth-century New Mexico. Norman: U of Oklahoma, 1995.

Miller, Joseph. New Mexico, a Guide to the Colorful State. St. Clair Shores, Mich.: Scholarly, 1977.

Myrick, David F. New Mexico’s Railroads; an Historical Survey,. Golden: [Colorado Railroad Museum], 1970.

Olarte, Jose, and Elizabeth Ann Harper John. Views from the Apache Frontier: Report on the Northern Provinces of New Spain. Norman: U of Oklahoma, 1989. 

Schroeder, Susan. Religion in New Spain. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico, 2007.

Walker, Mary Jane. Family Music and Family Bands in New Mexico Music. 2008.

Williams, Lyle Wayne. The Northwest Frontier of New Spain, 1750-1800: A Social Study. 1964.


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