Big Bend History

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



En Recuerdo de: The Dying Art of Mexican Cemeteries in the SW

En Recuerdo de: The Dying Art of Mexican Cemeteries in the SW

By Jordan, Bruce F.
Price: $29.95


From the back roads of New Mexico and out-of-the-way fields in southern Colorado to urban hinterlands in South Texas, photographer Bruce F. Jordan...more info

Desert Sanctuaries: The Chinatis of the Big Bend

Desert Sanctuaries: The Chinatis of the Big Bend

By Meinzer, Wyman
Price varies by edition.


Explore, as few have intimately done, the Big Bend Ranch State Park and the Chinati Mountains State Natural Area. Trust Wyman Meinzer to see as no...more info

Death in Big Bend

Death in Big Bend

By Parent, Laurence
Price: $18.95


Most visitors to Big Bend National Park enjoy a wonderful, incident-free vacation and return home with great photos, thrilling memories, and stories...more info

Chronicles of the Big Bend

Chronicles of the Big Bend

By Smithers, W.D.; Ragsdale, Kenneth Baxter (Foreword)
Price: $35.95


As a young teamster on a pack-mule train, Wilfred Dudley Smithers saw the Rio Grande's Big Bend for the first time in 1916, and it captured his...more info

Cemeteries and Funerary Practices in the Big Bend of Texas

Cemeteries and Funerary Practices in the Big Bend of Texas

By Willeford, Glenn P.; Raun, Gerald G.
Price: $19.95


This unique reference work includes an introduction to the Northern Corridor; an overview of the evolution of hispanic occupation in northern Mexico...more info

Border Healing Woman

Border Healing Woman

By Babb, Jewel; Pat Little Dog
Price: $19.95


Jewel Babb grew up in a way that was special even for a girl of her time. Her father and uncle were well-diggers by trade and they would set up a...more info

Big Bend: The Story Behind the Scenery

Big Bend: The Story Behind the Scenery

By Sperling, Carol E.
Price: $9.95


The Big Bend of the Rio Grande - what a land of contrast! Desolate badlands, forested mountains, a long island of green supported by the river's...more info

Big Bend: History of the Last Texas Frontier

Big Bend: History of the Last Texas Frontier

By Tyler, Ron
Price: $15.95


Since it first appeared in print twenty years ago, Ron C. Tyler's The Big Bend: A History of the Last Texas Frontier has become a classic. Not only...more info

Big Bend, A Homesteader's Story

Big Bend, A Homesteader's Story

By Langford, J.O.; Gipson, Fred
Price: $17.95


To the wild and fabulous country where the Rio Grande makes its big bend, J. O. Langford came in 1909 with his wife and daughter in search of health...more info

Big Bend Pictures

Big Bend Pictures

By Evans, James
Price: $50.00


It takes a long time to get to know the Big Bend. Just to look at all the mountains and canyons and desert horizons can take weeks of driving and...more info


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