We Fed Them Cactus (Paperback)

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Prior to statehood, the Llano Estacado, the great plains of northeastern New Mexico and northwestern Texas, were colonized by Hispanic ranchers. Cabeza de Baca's beloved memoir of the era has been reissued as part of the Pas Por Aqu Series on Nuevomexicano Literature.

A member of an old Hispanic family, Cabeza de Baca celebrates her Spanish heritage rather than the Mestizo culture embraced by later writers. She portrays the erosion of Hispanic folkways under American influence, but by recording a combination of oral narrative, autobiography, family history, recipes, and poetry, she has helped to preserve these unique expressions of Hispanic culture.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780826315038
ISBN-10: 0826315038
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 1994
Pages: 218
Language: English
Series: Paso Por Aqui Series on the Nuevomexicano Literary Heritage