BOOKS of INTEREST
A Selection of Books on Cimarron and the Surrounding
Note: Some of these books may be out of print but they can be obtained online or from used bookstores, others may be available in later editions.
Badmen and Gunslingers | Cowboys and Ranchmen | Fiction | Fort Union | General History | Geology | Indian Cultures | Kit Carson | The Maxwell Land Grant | Philmont | Santa Fe Trail | Town of Dawson | Transportation | Village of Cimarron
Clay Allison: Legend of Cimarron, by John A. Truett, Santa Fe: Sunstone Press, 1998.
Clay Allison: Portrait of a Shootist, by Chuck Parsons, Seagraves, TX: Pioneer, 1983.
The Life and Death of a Gunfighter, Book 1, Part One: The Saga of Clay Allison/Gentleman Gunfighter, by (Gerry) Clay Allison, Bloomington, IN: 1st Books, 2002.
The Life and Death of Clay Allison, by Ray Hogan, New York: Signet, 1961.
Robbers, Rogues and Ruffians, by Howard Bryan, Santa Fe: Clear Light, 1991.
Black Cowboy: The Life and Legend of George McJunkin, by Franklin Folsom, Niwot, CO: Roberts Rinehart,1992.
Charles Goodnight: Cowman and Plainsman, by J. Evetts Haley, Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma, 1949.
The Chases of Cimarron, by Ruth W. Armstrong, Albuquerque: New Mexico Stockman, 1981.
Cimarron Kid, by Paul Conklin, New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1973.
Cowboy Days, by Stephen Zimmer, Santa Fe: Zon International, 2003.
Frank Springer, by David Caffey, College Station: Texas A&M Univ., 2006.
Growing Up To Cowboy, by Bob Knox, Santa Fe: Sunstone Press, 2002.
John Barkley Dawson, by Delphine Dawson Wilson, self-published, 1997.back to top
Cimarron Bride, by Catherine Creel, New York: Kensington, 1989.
The Crossed Sabers War, by Robert Leasure, New York: Bantam Books, 1980.
Fighting Caravans, by Zane Grey, New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1929.
The Goodnight Trail, by Ralph Compton, New York: St. Martins, 1992.
Grant of Kingdom, by Harvey Fergusson, Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico, 1975.
Joe Kidd (movie), dir. by John Sturges, 1972.
Knights of the Range, by Zane Grey, New York: Pocket Books, 1964.
Long-Rider, by Mel Marshall, New York: Ballantine, 1971.
Wild and Untamed, by Harry E. Ewing, Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse, 2002.back to top
The Battle of Glorieta Pass, by Thomas S. Edrington and John Taylor, Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico, 1998.
Soldiers on the Santa Fe Trail, by Leo E. Oliva, Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma, 1967.back to top
The Far Southwest: 1846-1912, by Howard R. Lamar, Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico, 2000.
For Good or Bad: People of the Cimarron Country, by Stephen Zimmer, Santa Fe: Sunstone, 1999.
From Hacienda to Bungalow: Northern New Mexico Houses, 1850-1912, by Agnes Lufkin Reeve, Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico, 1988.
It Happened in New Mexico, by James A. Crutchfield, Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot, 1995.
New Mexico: A New Guide to the Colorful State, by Lance Chilton, et al., Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico, 1984.
New Mexico: A Pageant of Three Peoples, by Erna Fergusson, Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico, 1973.
New Mexico Past and Present: A Historical Reader, ed. By Richard N. Ellis, Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico, 1971.
No Life for a Lady, by Agnes Morley Cleaveland, Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska, 1977.
Out in God’s Country, by Larry Murphy, Springer, NM: Springer Publishing, 1969.
Ranchers, Ramblers and Renegades, by Marc Simmons, Santa Fe: Ancient City, 1984.
Roadside New Mexico: A Guide to Historic Markers, by David Pike, Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico, 2004.back to top
The Geology of New Mexico, ed. by Greg H. Mack and Katherine A. Giles, Socorro, NM: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, 2005.
Guidebook of Vermejo Park, ed. by Rodney C. Ewing and Barry Kues, New Mexico Geological Society, 1976.
High Plains of Northeastern New Mexico: A Guide to Geology and Culture, by William R. Muehlberger, Sally J. Muehlberger, and L. Greer Price, Socorro, NM: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Scenic Trip No. 19, 2005.
New Mexico’s Ice Ages, ed. by Spencer G. Lucas, Gary S. Morgan and Kate E. Zeigler, Albuquerque: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 2005.
Northeastern New Mexico, ed. By Spencer G. Lucas and Adrian P. Hunt, New Mexico Geological Society, 1987.
Philmont Country, Geological Survey Professional Paper 505, US Govt. Printing Office, 1964.
The Practical Geologist, by Dougal Dixon, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992.
Roadside Geology of New Mexico, by Halka Chronic, Missoula: Mountain Press, 1987.back to top
Ancient Man in North America, by H. M. Wormington, Denver: Denver Museum of Natural History, 1957.
Archaeology of the Southwest, by Linda Cordell, New York: Academic, 1984.
Handbook of North American Indians, vol. 9, ed. by Alfonso Ortiz, Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1979.
Handbook of North American Indians, vol. 10, ed. by Alfonso Ortiz, Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1983.
The Jicarilla Apache Tribe: A History, by Veronica E. Velarde Tiller, Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska, 1992.
Search for the First Americans, by David J. Meltzer, Washington: Smithsonian, 1993.
Those Who Came Before, by Robert H. Lister and Florence C. Lister, Tucson: Univ. of Arizona, 1983.
The Ute Indians of Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, by Virginia M. Simmons, Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2000.back to top
"Dear Old Kit” The Historical Kit Carson, by Harvey Lewis Carter, Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma, 1968.
Kit Carson (movie), dir. by George B. Seitz, 1940.
Kit Carson: A Portrait in Courage, by M. Morgan Estergreen, Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma, 1962.
Kit Carson and His Three Wives, by Marc Simmons, Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico, 2003.
Kit Carson and the Indians, by Tom Dunlay, Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska, 2000.
Kit Carson: A Pattern for Heroes, by Thelma S. Guild and Harvey L. Carter, Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska, 1984.back to top
Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell, by Lawrence R. Murphy, Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma, 1983.
Lucien Maxwell: Villain or Visionary, by Harriet Freiberger, Santa Fe: Sunstone Press, 1999.
The Maxwell Land Grant, by Jim Berry Pearson, Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma, 1961.
The Maxwell Land Grant, by William A. Keheler, Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico, 1984.
The Morleys, by Norman Cleaveland, Albuquerque: Horn, 171.
One-Half Mile From Heaven, by F. Stanley, Denver: World Press, 1949.
O. P. Mains and the Maxwell Land Grant Conflict, by Morris F. Taylor, Tucson: Univ. of Arizona, 1979.back to top
Beyond the Hills: The Journey of Waite Phillips, by Michael Wallis, Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Heritage Association, 1995.
Philmanac, by Rock Rohrbacher, Cimarron, NM: Philmont Scout Ranch, 1999.
Philmont: A History of New Mexico’s Cimarron Country, by Lawrence R. Murphy, Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico, 1972.
Philmont: An Illustrated History, by Stephen Zimmer and Larry Walker, Irving, TX: Boy Scouts of America, 1988.back to top
The Commerce of the Prairies, by Josiah Gregg, Lincol: Univ. of Nebraska, 1967.
Land of Enchantment, by Marian Russell, Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico, 1954.
Los Capitalistas, by Susan Calafate Boyle, Abuquerque: Univ of New Mexico, 1997.
Maps of the Santa Fe Trail, by Gregory M. Franzwa, St. Louis: Patrice Press, 1989.
Matt Field on the Santa Fe Trail, ed. by John E. Sunder, Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma, 1960.
The Mexican Road, ed. by Mark L. Gardner, Manhattan: Sunflower University Press, 1989.
The Old Santa Fe Trail, by W. H. Ryus, Fort Davis, Texas: Frontier, 1968.
The Road to Santa Fe: The Journal and Diaries of George Champlin Sibley, by Kate L. Gregg, Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico, 1952.
On the Santa Fe Trail, ed. by Marc Simmons, Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 1986.
The Santa Fe Trail, by R. L. Duffus, Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico, 1958.
The Santa Fe Trail: New Perspectives, by the Colorado Historical Society, Niwot, CO: Univ. Press of Colorado, 1992.
Trails West, by the National Geographic Society, Washington: National Geographic Society, 1979.
Uncle Dick Wooton, by Howard L. Conard, Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska, 1980.
Wah-to-yah and the Taos Trail, by Lewis H. Garrard, Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma, 1955.
Spanish Exploration and Colonization of the Southwest
After Coronado, by Alfred B. Thomas, Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma, 1966.
Cities of Gold, by Douglas Preston, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992.
Coronado’s Land: Daily Life in Colonial New Mexico, by Marc Simmons, Allbuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico, 1991.
Murder and Justice in Frontier New Mexico 1821-1846, by Jill Mocho, Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico, 1997.
The Pueblo Revolt, by Robert Silverberg, Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska, 1970.
The Pueblo Revolt of 1680, by Andrew L. Knaut, Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma, 1995.
Quest for Quivira, by Thomas E. Chavez, Tucson: Southwest Parks and Monuments Association, 1992.
Taos 1847: The Revolt in Contemporary Accounts, ed. by Michael McNierney, Boulder: Johnson Publishing, 1980.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo, by Richard Griswold Del Castillo, Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma, 1990.back to top
Coal Town: The Life and Times of Dawson, New Mexico, by Toby Smith, Santa Fe: Ancient City, 1993.
Dawson: The Town That Was, by Enes Federici Caraglio Covert, Albuquerque: Far West & Associates, 1984.back to top
First Mail West, by Morris F. Taylor, Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico, 1971.
History of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, by Keith L. Bryant, Jr., Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska, 1982.
New Mexico’s Railroads: A Historical Survey, by David F. Myrick, Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico, 1990
Santa Fe: The Railroad that Built an Empire, by James Marshall, New York: Random House, 1945.back to top
Cousins by the Dozens, by Margaret Ward, self-published, 1966.
Hills of Home, by Curtis Martin, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1943.
Nevermore, Cimarron, Nevermore, by Tom Hilton, Fort Worth: Western Heritage, 1970.
Satan’s Paradise, by Agnes Morley Cleaveland, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1952.
Books (and movies) NOT About Cimarron, New Mexico
Cimarron, by Edna Ferber, New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1930.
Cimarron (movie), dir. by Wesley Ruggles, 1931.
The Cimarron Kid (movie), dir. by Budd Boetticher, 1951.
Cimarron (movie), dir. by Anthony Mann, 1960.back to top