The Center for Land Grant Studies is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization devoted to research, education and distribution of books and other materials about the Southwest, with an emphasis on land and water rights issues of traditional communities in New Mexico. The Center focuses on Spanish and Mexican Land Grants made to Hispanics and Native Americans, as well as genealogical materials connected with the rural communities of New Mexico.





Malcolm Ebright is a lawyer and historian based in Guadalupita, New Mexico where he directs the Center for Land Grant Studies. He has been studying land grant history and working with traditional communities in northern New Mexico for over 25 years. Ebright has written numerous books and articles on the history of New Mexico land grants. In previous years he maintained a active legal practice concentrating on land and water litigation. According to William deBuys, author of River of Traps and Enchantment and Exploitation, “Malcolm Ebright, quite simply, is the finest land grants scholar we’ve ever had.”




Maya Eliisa Shakur is a children’s book illustrator, designer, and lover of plants and animals. Maya has directed this energy into creating the company Studio Mai, and is currently based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she is surrounded by inspiration in the forms of nature, culture, and the arts. Studio Mai designs and illustrates with these beloved aspects of life, sustainability and inclusivity in mind.


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