Big Bend History

Books and maps of the culture, history and people of Texas' Big Bend region.



Jumano and Patarabueye: Relations at La Junta de los Rios

Jumano and Patarabueye: Relations at La Junta de los Rios

By Kelley, J. Charles; Speth, John D. (foreword)
Price: $14.95


This monograph examines the history and archaeological evidence of two aboriginal groups—the buffalo hunting Jumanos and the farming...more info

In the Shadow of the Carmens

In the Shadow of the Carmens

By McKinney, Bonnie Reynolds
Price: $39.95


Signed copies available for a limited time, order now! Just across the Rio Grande from West Texas in the state of Coahuila, Mexico, the mountain...more info

I'll Gather My Geese

I'll Gather My Geese

By Stillwell, Hallie
Price: $19.95


The New York Times identified Hallie Stillwell (1897?1997) as a "rancher and a Texas legend." As readers of her autobiography know, she became a...more info

How Come It's Called That?

How Come It's Called That?

By Madison, Virginia; Stillwell, Hallie
Price: $12.95


From the introduction: "Road maps and guidebooks a-plenty have been worked out by experts at watching signposts and mile-markers to lead you through...more info

God's Country or Devil's Playground

God's Country or Devil's Playground

By Nelson, Barney (editor)
Price: $22.95


The dramatic desert landscapes of the Big Bend country along the Texas-Mexico border reminded historian Walter Prescott Webb of "an earth-wreck in...more info

Ghost Schools of the Big Bend

Ghost Schools of the Big Bend

By Tucker, Albert Briggs
Price: $18.95


Albert Tucker's detailed study of education on the West Texas frontier covers a 60-year period of history from the late 19th century to the middle of...more info

Fun and Games Through Depression and War

Fun and Games Through Depression and War

By Baker, Betty Ray Ogle; Ogle, Clarice
Price: $19.95


Part family history, part tale of growing up in the Big Bend in the 1930's and 40's, this locally produced book is energetic and entertaining. 2008...more info

For All Seasons: A Big Bend Journal

For All Seasons: A Big Bend Journal

By Wauer, Roland H.
Price: $19.95


Something about Big Bend National Park draws visitors again and again. Maybe it's the spare beauty of the mountains and desert, the dawn chorus of...more info

Federico Villalba's Texas

Federico Villalba's Texas

By Casas, Juan Manuel
Price varies by edition.


This gripping family memoir is a significant addition to the literature of the Big Bend, and the first to present its early years of settlement from...more info

Exploring the Big Bend Country

Exploring the Big Bend Country

By Koch, Peter; Price, June Cooper
Price: $19.95


Photographer-naturalist Peter Koch first visited the new Big Bend National Park in February, 1945, on assignment to take promotional pictures for the...more info


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