UFOs Over Galisteo and Other Stories of New Mexico's History


These historical vignettes paint an intriguing picture of New Mexico's varied past from the Spanish Colonial era to the Territorial period.
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These historical vignettes paint an intriguing picture of New Mexico's varied past from the Spanish Colonial era to the Territorial period.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826334350
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2004
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,008,441

Meet the Author

Robert J. Tórrez is former New Mexico state historian.
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Glimpses of daily life 1
The risks of business 3
An early report card 7
Arranged marriages in nineteenth-century New Mexico 11
Early weaving in New Mexico 14
The 1829 census 18
Acequia disputes 22
The Taos tax revolt of 1816 26
Pt. 2 Indian relations 31
The Navajo campaigns of 1836-1837 33
The 1844 Ute raid on Santa Fe 37
A trip to Isleta, 1858 41
The Taos "revolt" of 1910 45
Rescues from captivity 49
Report from Santa Clara, 1840 53
A Ute chief 57
Pt. 3 Crime and punishment 61
Women and crime in colonial New Mexico 63
A colonial New Mexico execution 67
The man who was hanged twice 71
A dubious distinction 75
A poisoning at Hillsboro 79
Forgotten desperados 83
A New Mexico "hanging bee" 87
Pt. 4 Territorial topics 91
The governor's well 93
A fight over the territorial seal 97
Stagecoaches and the mail in early territorial New Mexico 101
The telegraph arrives in New Mexico 104
Squatters in the palace 108
UFOs over Galisteo, 1880 112
The circus comes to town 115
Early hotels and restaurants in New Mexico 119
Pt. 5 Biography 123
A soldier's career 124
New Mexico's first official historian 128
Tomas Chacon, frontier scout and pioneer 132
Governor Armijo's medal of honor 135
"... nothing but trouble ..." 139
The president of New Mexico 143
Memoirs of a young girl 147
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