Cruzate Grant Articles

Presented at the American Society for Ethnohistory Conference in 2009 (thanks goes to former student and now colleague Mark Lentz):
“The Cruzate Grants (1689) and Modern Pueblo Land Claims:
Deciphering Land Fraud through the Centuries.”   Mathews_Draft


Mathews, Sandra K. “Every Woman Has A Story: Donna McGladrey’s Adventures in the Alaskan Bush.”  In Jessie Embry, ed. Oral History, Community, and Work in the American West.  Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2013.

Mathews, Sandra K. “Juan de Oñate.” “Franciscans.” “Antonio de Otermín.” “Popé.” “Pueblo Religions.” “Santa Fé”, and “The Pueblo Revolt”. In Steven Danver, ed. Revolts, Protests, Demonstrations, and Rebellions in American History. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2011.

Mathews, Sandra K. “Indian Land Grants.” In Richard Melzer, ed. Sunshine And Shadows On New Mexico’s Past: Vol. 1. The Spanish Colonial And Mexican Periods, 1540-1848. Santa Fe: Historical Society of New Mexico Press, 2010.

Mathews, Sandra K. “An Introduction to Russian Colonial America.” Special edition. “Alaska: The ‘Last Frontier’ of the West.” Journal of the West 47, No. 2 (Spring 2008): 12-23.

Mathews, Sandra K. “Women of the American Southwest.” “Donna Joy McGladrey.” In Gordon Morris Bakken and Brenda Farrington, eds. Encyclopedia of Women in the American West.  Newberry Park, CA: Sage Publications, Inc., 2003.

Mathews, Sandra K. “’Between This River and That’: Establishing Water Rights in the Chama Basin of New Mexico. In Char Miller, ed. Fluid Arguments: 500 Years of Water Conflict in the American West. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2001.

Mathews, Sandra K. “MacMurray Music Teacher Lost in Alaskan Wilds.” MacNews: The MacMurray College Alumni Magazine. October 2001.

Mathews, Sandra K. “Fray Marcos de Niza.” American National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Mathews, Sandra K. “’Designing and Mischievous Individuals’: The Cruzate Grants and the Office of the Surveyor General.” New Mexico Historical Review 71 (October 1996): 341-359. Special issue on New Mexico Land Grants.

Mathews, Sandra K. “Albuquerque: A Short Historical Overview.” In E. Tianna Crollett, Deni J. Seymor, and Denise St. Germain, eds. An Archaeological Context for the Metropolitan Area.  Albuquerque: Lone Mountain Archaeological Services, 1995.


El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. An educational CD-ROM prepared with the S.M. Stoller Corporation. Santa Fe: New Mexico Department of Tourism, 1997.

Women Who Made A Difference In New Mexico. Poster sponsored by the Vocational-Technical and Adult Education. Santa Fe: New Mexico New Mexico Department of Education, 1991.  Reprint 1992.


At least two dozen reviews on the West, Southwest Borderlands, American Indians, Women, and Latin American History can be found in Nebraska History, Southwest Historical Quarterly, New Mexico Historical Review, Western Historical Quarterly, Gulf Coast Historical Review, The Américas, Annals of Wyoming, H-Net.

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