A gripping story that follows several real-life characters
through the turmoil of the rebellion that rocked northern New
Mexico in 1847. Supplemented by battle diagrams from the
official military history of the campaign to put down the
rebellion, and a first-ever chronology of events.
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5 1/2 x 8 paper 271 pages illustrations
What readers say
Most detailed and well documented compilation of information
regarding the details of the events FOLLOWING the massacre in
1847 in New Mexico I have ever found! V. R. Heck|
This book is excellent fiction
that tells a story in a highly readable fashion. More
importantly, it is full of well-researched facts that tie
together significant events which took place prior to and during
the 1846-47 Mexican War. The author has drawn from at least ten
excellent non-fiction sources to gather his research and
composed a story line that will interest both adolescents and
adults. I read lots of books about American and Colorado
history, and I found this one to be an extremely useful one.
Kay Beth Avery|
Was very interested
in reading about my ancestor, Simeon Turley and what took place
at his mill and property during the uprising.
culturally sensitive account of American racism, conquest and
occupation that vividly reaffirms the deep historical
connections between all Amerindian peoples. D. Foley, PhD.|
| This is a stupendous book.
From the first to last page I was transported into the company
of its memorable characters and lived this compelling but
obscure chapter of the American frontier right alongside them.
As a historian, I particularly appreciate Durand's
non-judgmental and even-handed descriptions of the conflicts
between the Native Americans, the Spanish, the Mexicans, and the
advancing U.S. Army and traders. His full-bodied characters tell
the story beautifully. There is not historical distortion in The
Taos Massacres; it is an authentic telling of history at its
very best...a great work. JB|