xiii, 245 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
"Chronicles the history of cultural resilience and tenacity of five Native American pueblos in New Mexico and Texas that have confronted attacks on their sovereignty and encroachments on their land and water rights during five centuries of foreign rule by Spain, Mexico, and the United States"--
Pablo Abeita is the first biography of Pablo Abeita, a man considered the most important Native leader in the Southwest in his day. Abeita was a strong advocate for Isleta and the other eighteen New Mexico pueblos during the periods of assimilation, boarding schools, and the reform of US Indian policy. Working with some of the most progressive Indian agents in New Mexico, with other Pueblo leaders, and with advocacy groups, he received funding for...