Museum of New Mexico Press


Making a Hand

Growing Up Cowboy in New Mexico

Gene Peach, Photographer
Max Evans, Author

Ranching families reflect a deeply rooted agricultural tradition which has changed little over generations. Their children are accomplished farm hands by the age of six or seven and already contributing members of the family business. In this world, work skills define one's identity and 'making a hand' is the goal of every young cowboy/girl. Gene Peach has photographed girls and boys from fifty ranching families representing diverse cultural backgrounds.

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Trim: 10.5" x 11"

Pages: 160

Illustrations: 140 color photographs


New Mexico



Cloth $39.95