La Gran Chichimeca-The Greater Southwest : Southwest New Mexico
A beautiful color edition of the history and description of ancient interaction and trade which occurred from Meso-America to the Greater Southwest of America. The southwest portion of New Mexico is especially vividly described with archaeological important sites and characters, from the ancient Native American cultures, such as the Anasazi and Mogollon Cultures, then the Apacheans including Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, Victorio, to Geronimo. It is followed with the visits of the Spanish explorers, colonists, western and national characters not limited to the first President to personally visit the American West. Passing through here or visiting our area were Kit Carson, Stephen Kearney, the Mormon Battalion, to the infamous Billy the Kid and Pancho Villa and the wonderful diverse people of the West, who make this beautiful geographical area with its geological wonders and surprisingly varied natural life, so much the reason for its being called the "Land of Enchantment."
- Paperback | 410 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 24.38mm | 689.46g
- 17 Jan 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, color
About MR Henry L Parra
Southwest historian raised in New Mexico with an intimate perspective of the cultures, which have occupied southwestern New Mexico, parts of Mexico to the four corners area. Descendant of early Hispanic explorers and colonizers. Former state government administrator and retired educator with most of research concentrated on Native Americans from ancient times to present day. University educated in southwestern New Mexico and lived among and served the multi-cultural residents in the area of Cibola County and raised near the Boothill of New Mexico, where my ancestors have deep roots upon this "Enchanted Land." My first visit to New Mexico was upon a great steam locomotive. Not too many years following, I came in early childhood to near my ancestors homeland (the upper Mimbres Valley), to a place called Vanadium NM, which close-by experienced the great strikes made famous in the movie called "The Salt of the Earth" causing our business to suffer and thus relocated to the end of the Mimbres Valley, a high desert which became home. It is a land of many surprises and one which has long been a crossroads of trade going back thousands of years to what is the real west!