Books: Borderland

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RIO GRANDE — Harvey Fergusson — Knopf ($3). Time moves fast in the U. S., but in the Southwest it goes slower than elsewhere. Of Spanish feudalism only a "wistful remnant" is left; of the two-gun bad men only legends remain. But both the land and its natives, says Native Son Harvey Fergusson, are much the same as they were 300 years ago. There are still 9,000 Pueblo Indians, out of an estimated 25,000 when the Spaniards came. Author Fergusson says the Navajos are the only aboriginal people in the U. S....

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