Table of contents for New Mexico / by Michael Burgan.

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Chapter One	The Land
Millions of years ago, fiery volcanoes shaped the landscape of New Mexico. Today, the state is home to 
desert-dwelling spiders and elk that roam mountainsides. 
Chapter Two	The First New Mexicans 
The Anasazi built huge stone and mud-brick homes and learned to raise crops in dry conditions. Their lands 
later attracted tribes from the north, including the Navajo and Apache. 
Chapter Three	Exploration and Settlement 
Spanish explorers and settlers trekked north from Mexico, lured by dreams of gold. Instead, they found the 
Pueblo Indians, who sometimes resisted the newcomers. 
Chapter Four	Growth and Change 
U.S. soldiers followed American traders into New Mexico, which in 1848 became part of the United States 
and later home to ranchers, cowboys, and outlaws. 
Chapter Five	More Modern Times 
New Mexicans played a part in two world wars, and their home state has become a center for high-tech 
Chapter Six	People 
Indians, Hispanics, and Anglos shape New Mexico, along with other residents of various backgrounds and 
Chapter Seven	Government 
Many elected officials take part in passing enforcing the state's laws, while Indian tribes have their own 
Chapter Eight	Economy 
Tourism, the arts, space exploration; they all play a part in keeping New Mexicans at work. 
Chapter Nine	Travel Guide 
Plunge deep into the earth or scale high peaks in a land filled with enchanting natural wonders, as well as 
impressive historic sites. 
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New Mexico -- Juvenile literature.