Richard Griswold del Castillo, Book Review Editor
Jornada del Muerto: A Pageant of the Desert.
By Brodie Crouch. Spokane, Washington: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1989. 220 pages.
This handsome volume tells the story of the people who traveled and lived near the infamous “journey of death,” a shortcut between Socorro, New Mexico and El Paso del Norte, Chihuahua. The history spans the Spanish, Mexican, and American eras and provides fascinating glimpses into the lives of key western historical actors ranging from Juan de Oñate to Geronimo. This is a scholarly, well-written historical geography of Southern New Mexico enhanced by beautiful printing and careful editing.