Attorney Malcolm Ebright and New Mexico state historian Rick Hendricks have collaborated to produce a detailed history of five Indian pueblos, including Pojoaque, Nambé, Tesuque, and Isleta, located in New Mexico, and Ysleta del Sur, located in Texas. Pueblo Sovereignty traces the history of these villages' struggles for land and water rights over three centuries, from the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and subsequent Spanish reconquest of the region through the periods under Mexican and then American rule. In addition to examining the role that tribal attorneys and Indian agents played in the pueblos' abilities to defend their resources, the book argues that “sovereignty, in the sense of exercising the right to control one's land—what can and should happen on it—is the lens through which Pueblo Indians see the world” (pp. x–xi). Even as their land bases eroded and governments challenged their sovereignty,...
Book Review| May 01 2020
Pueblo Sovereignty: Indian Land and Water in New Mexico and Texas
Pueblo Sovereignty: Indian Land and Water in New Mexico and Texas. By Ebright, Malcolm and Hendricks, Rick.
University of Oklahoma Press,
2019. , $45.00.
Hispanic American Historical Review (2020) 100 (2): 326–328.
Salvador Salinas; Pueblo Sovereignty: Indian Land and Water in New Mexico and Texas. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 May 2020; 100 (2): 326–328. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-8178281
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