Caffey

Three books published by the University of New Mexico Press won awards at the 2015 Historical Society of New Mexico Awards Banquet held recently in Albuquerque.

The books include: Chasing the Santa Fe Ring: Power and Privilege in Territorial New Mexico by David L. Caffey; Four Square Leagues: Pueblo Land in New Mexico by Malcolm Ebright, Rick Hendricks, and Richard W. Hughes; and New Mexican Folk Music: Treasures of a People by Cipriano Frederico Vigil.

The selections:
Chasing the Santa Fe Ring: Power and Privilege in Territorial New Mexico by David L. Caffey won the Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá Award. Caffey’s book displays the rise and fall of the Santa Fe Ring. Caffey has served as director of the University of New Mexico’s Harwood Library and Museum in Taos, director of Instructional Support Services at San Juan College in Farmington, and vice president for instruction at Clovis Community College.

Four Square Leagues: Pueblo Land in New Mexico by Malcolm Ebright, Rick Hendricks, and Richard W. Hughes won the Fray Francisco Atanasio Domínguez Award. This long-awaited book is the most detailed and up-to-date account of the complex history of Pueblo Indian land in New Mexico, beginning in the late 17th century and continuing to the present day.

Ebright is a historian, an attorney, and the director of the Center for Land Grant Studies. He is also the author of Advocates for the Oppressed: Hispanos, Indians, Genízaros, and Their Land in New Mexico. Hendricks is the New Mexico State Historian, and Hughes is a Santa Fe attorney specializing in Indian law.

New Mexican Folk Music: Treasures of a People by Cipriano Frederico Vigil won the Ralph Emerson Twitchell Award. Vigil has been recognized by the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities and the Smithsonian Institution. He received the New Mexico Governor’s Award in 1994. Additionally, Vigil taught for many years at Northern New Mexico Community College.

UNM Press’s award-winning titles are available at bookstores or directly from the University of New Mexico Press. Orders may be placed at UNM Press or by calling (800) 249.7737.