ERIC Number: ED124335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Lands of New Mexico.
Swadesh, Frances Leon; And Others
New Mexico, the fifth largest state, measures 390 miles from north to south and 350 miles from east to west. Six of the 7 life zones found in the U.S. are represented within the State's 77,866,240 acres. Its population has tended to congregate at altitudes of 7,000 feet and below, especially in areas where water is available. This booklet, prepared for use by schools with bilingual programs, presents information on New Mexico's past and present. The information covers: New Mexico's many environments, life zones, first inhabitants, and prehistoric agricultural communities; the Eve of the Spanish Conquest; the Apachean nomads; the State as a 17th century Spanish colony; New Mexico in the 18th and early 19th centuries; New Mexico on the Eve of Conquest by the U.S.; New Mexico as a U.S. territory (1846-1912); and New Mexico in the 20th century. A listing of 124 references is provided. The listing of New Mexico land grant claims includes such information as the: type (i.e., pueblo, individual, community, grazing, town, or originally individual later community), year, grant name, acres confirmed, acres rejected, and present ownership. (NQ)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe.; New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico