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This comprehensive examination of Spanish, Mexican, and United States land tenure systems in New Mexico's Rio Arriba is based on the discipline of geography Alvar Carlson undertakes his journey into land grant history in order to ex- amine cultural and environmental changes visible in the region after some 400 years of history. He finds that land grant history is certainly in need of revision as he focuses upon the incorporation of subsistence agriculture and land use pat- terns in Rio Arriba.

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Southwestern Historical Quarterly

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