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Introduction

MaríA E. Montoya

in Translating Property: The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict over Land in the American West, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227446
eISBN:
9780520926486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227446.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Jack T. Taylor bought land in the 1960s and began logging in the mountainous area where his land was situated, which historically had been used by the Hispanos who lived on adjoining pieces of ... More


The Hummingbird and the Red Cap

Devon G. Peña

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This essay enunciates an indigenous view of land and water ethics in the acequia irrigation communities of the Upper Rio Grande watershed in order to explore the “relationality of wildness.” The ... More


How Local Waters Become State Water

Eric P. Perramond

in Unsettled Waters: Rights, Law, and Identity in the American West

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299351
eISBN:
9780520971127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299351.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

New Mexico, like most western U.S. states, relies on the legal assumptions of prior appropriation to sort out historical water rights in space and in time. Early in the twentieth century, the state ... More


Introduction: The Cultures of Water Sovereignty in New Mexico

Eric P. Perramond

in Unsettled Waters: Rights, Law, and Identity in the American West

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299351
eISBN:
9780520971127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299351.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Multiple water sovereigns coexist in New Mexico. These sovereigns have different conceptions and worldviews of water, its purpose, and its role in their respective lives. The state water code of 1907 ... More


Gambling at the Water Table

Andrew Ross

in Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199828265
eISBN:
9780197563205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199828265.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

Of all the livelihoods made possible by land development, Cory Breternitz’s job was one of the more peculiar. He was paid to do archaeological excavations by people who hoped he would find nothing ... More


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