Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico
The amazing book Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico contains a history of land tenure in northern New Mexico from 1680 to present day, and it is now offered in an updated paperback edition. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz shows how indigenous and Mexican farming communities adapted and preserved their fundamental democratic social and economic institutions despite losing control of their land to capitalist entrepreneurs and becoming part of a low-wage labor force.
In a new final chapter, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz applies the lessons of this history to recent conflicts in New Mexico over ownership and use of land as well as control of minerals, timber, and water.
The Great Sioux Nation : Sitting in Judgment on America
The story of The Great Sioux Nation: Sitting in Judgment on America is the story of the Sioux Nation’s fight to regain its land and sovereignty, highlighting the events of 1973 to 1974 and including the protest at Wounded Knee. It features pieces by some of the most prominent scholars and Indian activists of the 20th century, including Vine Deloria Jr., Simon Ortiz, Dennis Banks, Father Peter J. Powell, Russell Means, Raymond DeMallie, and Henry Crow Dog. It also features primary documents and firsthand accounts of the activists’ work in the trial.