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Contents 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 research. Chapter Six People Indians, Hispanics, and Anglos shape New Mexico, along with other residents of various backgrounds and talents. Chapter Seven Government Many elected officials take part in passing enforcing the state's laws, while Indian tribes have their own governments. 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. Fast Facts Biographical Dictionary Timeline Glossary To Find Out More About the Author Author's Sources
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New Mexico -- Juvenile literature.