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Selected Bibliography


Twitchell, Ralph Emerson, Leading Facts of New Mexican History, Vols. I-IV, Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Torch Press, 1917.

Read, Benjamin M., Illustrated History of New Mexico, New Mexico Printing Company, Santa Fe, 1912. Also published in Spanish.

Read, Benjamin M., Guerra Mexico-Americana. Santa Fe: Compania Impresoro, 1910, Ritch Collection, New Mexico State Records Center.

Coan, Charles F., A History of New Mexico, Volume III. Chicago and New York: American Historical Society, 1925.

NOTE: All of the above are out of print and available in Special Library Collections.

Relación de Méritos del Presbítero Antonio José Martinez: Autobiografía y Apología, 1838, Translated by Cecil V. Romero as Statement of the Merits, NM Historical Review, October 1928, Vol. III, No. 4

Biografia de Padre Antonio Jose Martinez
, Cura de Taos, Santiago Valdez, 1877, Unpublished Manuscript, Huntington Library, CA; and
The Biography of Antonio José Martínez, Priest and Curate of Taos, 1993, unpublished modern translation the Santiago Valdez text by Rev. Juan Romero.

Memorias de Padre Antonio Jose Martinez
, Pedro Sanchez, 1903, Compania Impresora del Nuevo Mexicano, Santa Fe, 1st Edition. Out-of-Print. See also: Translations by Guadalupe Baca-Vaughn, Rydal Press, c. 1978, and by Ray John de Aragon, The Lightning Press-Jene Lyon, Santa Fe, c. 1978.

Adninistration of the Presbyter Don Antonio Jose Martinez/Administracion del Presbítero Don Antonio José Martinez
, The Last Will and Testament of Padre Martinez transcribed from the Spanish document and translated into modern English, with an introduction by Vicente M. Martinez, 2006 at http://www.padremartinez.org

E.K. Francis, “Padre Martinez: A New Mexican Myth,” New Mexico Historical Review, Vol. XXXI, No. 4, October 1956.

Dora Ortiz Vásquez, Enchanted Temples of Taos: My Story of Rosario, The Rydal Press, Inc., Santa Fe, NM, 1975.

Romero, Juan, with Moises Sandoval, RELUCTANT DAWN: Biography of Padre Antonio José Martinez, Cura de Taos, Mexican American Cultural Center, San Antonio, 1975.

de Aragon, Ray John, Padre Martinez and Bishop Lamy, The Pan American Publishing Co, Las Vegas, NM, 1978.

de Aragon, Ray John, Padre Martinez of Taos, ca. 1985

Chavez, Fray Angelico, But Time and Chance: The Story of Padre Martinez of Taos, 1793-1867, The Sunstone Press, Santa Fe, NM, First Edition,1981. Second Ed. 2001.

Romero, Juan, "Begetting the Mexican American: Padre A.J. Martinez and the Taos Revolt of 1847," in Seeds of Struggle, Harvest of Faith, LDP Press, Editor-Fr. Tom Steele, S.J., Albuquerque, 1998.

Padre Martinez:New Perspectives from Taos
, Edited by E.A. Mares, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM, 1988. Second Edition 2001.

NOTE: Many of the above publications can be found in most libraries, and some may be located in Special Collections. Also try Amazon.com or eBay.

Fergusson, Harvey, Rio Grande. Alfred A. Knopf. New York. NY. 1936.

LaFarge, Oliver, Santa Fe: The Autobiography of a Southwestern Town (with Arthur N. Morgan). Norman: The University of Oklahoma Press, 1959.

Fergusson, Erna, NEW MEXICO: A Pageant of Three Peoples , (Intro By Paul Horgan). Albuquerque the Beautiful: University of New Mexico Press, 1973

Horgan, Paul Lamy of Santa Fe: His Life and Times, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, c. 1975.

Weigle, Martha, Brothers of Light , Brothers of Blood, Penitentes of the Southwest, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 1976

Wroth, William, The Chapel of Our Lady of Talpa, The Taylor Museum, Colorado
Springs, CO,1979.

Steele, Thomas J. and Rowena Rivera, Penitente Self-Government: Brotherhoods and Councils,1797-1947, Ancient City Press, Santa Fe, NM, 1985

Weber, David J., On the Edge of Empire:The Taos Hacienda of los Martinez, David J. Weber, Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe, NM, 1996.

Hooker, Van Dorn with Corina A. Santistevan, Centuries of Hands: An Architectural History of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Sunstone Press, Santa Fe, NM, 1996.

Meléndez, A. Gabriel, So All is not Lost:The Poetics of Print in Nuevomexicano Communities, 1834-1958, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM, 1997

Torrez, Robert, The New Mexican ‘Revolt’ and Treason Trials of 1847, 1993 (Rev.2004), unpublished manuscript.


Anderson, Maxwell. Night Over Taos. NY: Samuel French 1932. 48th Street Theater, New York, NY, 1932.

Mares, E. A., I Returned and Saw Under the Sun: Padre Martinez of Taos, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM, 1989. Out of Print. Performed throughout New Mexico as a Chautauqua for the New Mexico Humanities Council, Albuquerque, NM

Romero, Elaine, Before Death Comes for the Archbishop, Arizona Theater Company, Tucson, AZ, May 2000.

Cather, Willa, Death Comes for the Archbishop, N.Y. Random House, 1927, University of Nebraska Press, 1999, and Vintage Paperback, 1971.

Blacker, Irwin, TAOS, Los Angeles, C: Brooke House, 1959



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