o o t s of R e s i s t a n ce:
A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico
Roots of Resistance: History of Land Tenure in New Mexico, will be available in September 2007 from University of Oklahoma Press. It is a new and revised edition of the 1980 UCLA publication under the same title. The new edition has a new ending chapter and is updated throughout, with a new Preface by Simon J. Ortiz of Acoma Pueblo.
"Professor Dunbar-Ortiz not only provides an excellent
analysis of primary documents but also captures the spirt of indigenous
"Underscores the centrality of land questions
in this vital and diverse section of the United States that continue to
energize public discourse, state politics, and cultural reflections."
"In the end, it's only by understanding our relationship
to land that we can move toward justice. In her amazing book, Roxanne
Dunbar-Ortiz provides the historical perspective we so desperately need
to move forward in the rich tradition of resistance that is ours."