Saturday March 7, 2020
Albuquerque, NM 87111
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The NM author, historian and traveling storyteller talks about and signs his latest non-fiction effort, New Mexico's Stolen Lands: A History of Racism, Fraud and Deceit.
NM HISTORIAN LOOKS AT STATE AFTER MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR 4:00 PM SATURDAY, MARCH 7, AT PAGE ONE
New Mexico author Ray John de Aragon, historian and traveling storyteller, will be at Page One Books 4:00 pm Saturday, March 7, to talk about and sign his latest non-fiction effort, "New Mexico's Stolen Lands: A History of Racism, Fraud and Deceit."
The book is described as such: "When the Mexican-American War ended in 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo guaranteed previous Spanish and Mexican land grants, as well as rights for Native Americans to their ancestral homelands. However, organized property theft began soon after. People were methodically dispossessed of their homes through manipulation, conspiracy and even organized crime rings, leading to widespread poverty and isolation. Then in 1967, the Tierra Amarilla Courthouse Raid, led by charismatic civil rights leader Reies López Tijerina, brought the age-old struggle over these stolen lands to the national stage. Author Ray John de Aragón brings to light the suffering brought to New Mexico by land barons, cattlemen and unscrupulous politicians and the effects still felt today."
Traveling storyteller de Aragón has thrilled audiences with his frightening and enthralling tales of ghosts and the supernatural. Holding advanced degrees in Spanish colonial history, arts, legends and myths of New Mexico, he has presented on these topics for the New Mexico History Museum, the Museum of International Folk Art, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the University of New Mexico, the College of Santa Fe and many more. He has published 15 books (including "Haunted Santa Fe," "Enchanted Legends and Lore of New Mexico," "Hidden History of Spanish New Mexico," and "New Mexico Book of the Undead") and has written for and been featured in more than 100 publications. His "New Mexico in the Mexican American War" was released last April.
Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank Blvd NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The de Aragon event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.
Arcadia web page on book: https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467144032