Tag: TOM PREZELSKI

The storied history of Ajo

By Tom Prezelski Some 130 miles from Tucson and separated by the Tohono O’odham Reservation, the friendly and historic community of Ajo is generally out of sight and out of mind for too many of us in more populated parts of Pima County. However, as it may be difficult for newcomers to believe, this little […]

‘Californio Lancers: The 1st Battalion of Native Cavalry in the Far West 1863-1866’ book review

  By Emil Franzi TOM PREZELSKI. Californio Lancers: The 1st Battalion of Native Cavalry in the Far West 1863-1866. University of Oklahoma Press. Cloth, $32.95, oupress.com The story of the Hispanic volunteers first conscripted into being Americans. A whole lot of folks from Texas to California found themselves in the USA without having to immigrate […]

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