who we were

Indian, Spanish, and Anglo History

in The Black Range (And Associated Areas)


Twelve Hundred Miles by Horse and Burro

Harley G. Shaw and

Mara E. Weisenberger

University of Arizona Press

In Place Out of Time

A Documentary About Embree “Sonny” Hale Jr.

By Erin Hudson

Black Range Tales

James A. McKenna

High-Lonesome Books

Ancient Peoples of the American Southwest

by Stephen Plog, 224 pages

Publishers: Thames & Hudson

The Domingez-Escalante Journal: Their Expendition Through Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico 1776 by Ted J. Warner, translation by Fray Chavez

Mimbres Lives and Landscapes

by Margaret Nelson (author & editor) & Michelle Hegmon (author & editor)

Published by School for Advanced Research Press

Thomas Merlan

BLM 2010

A history of ranching and homesteading in N.M. & historical documentation procedures.

Hillsboro, New Mexico: Recollections of Its Historic Buildings, Scenery, and Family History.

By Fred “Stretch” Luna 

49 pages, comb bound, published by Percha Creek Press - 2013.

This book is available directly from the author for $20, plus $5 postage and handling.  Checks payable to Fred Luna.  Inquires may be sent to him at:

         Fred R. “Stretch” Luna

         PO Box 244

         Hillsboro, New Mexico 88042


Around Hillsboro

HIllsboro Historical Society

Acadia Publishing

The Spanish Language of New Mexico and Southern Colorado - A Linguistic Atlas

by Garland D. Bills and Neddy A. Vigil

U. of New Mexico Press

Early American Naturalists:

Exploring the American West, 1804 - 1900

by John Moring, 256 pages

Roberts Rinehart Publishers

Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America

Cabeza de Vaca - 1542

Free Digital Version of 1904 Translation

The Log of A Timber Cruiser

William Lawson

Digital Copy

Chapters 17 and 18 deal with the Animas Drainage


by Richard L. Nostrand

University of Oklahoma Press - 1996

Cooke’s Peak - Pasaron Por Aqui - A Focus on United States History in South-western New Mexico

by Donald H. Couchman

US BLM Cultural Resources No. 7, 1990 (Digital)

Between the River and the Mountains.pdf

A History of Early Settlement in Sierra County, New Mexico

by John P. Wilson

(Digital Copy)

Annals of Old Fort Cummings.pdf

(Digital Copy)

by William Parker

WARNING: This work, among other things, advocates genocide.