Jews are usually associated with trade and finance. But they played a significant role in sheep raising and cattle ranching in New Mexico. That was true in the 19th and 20th centuries. And they still have a presence today. In this class, Noel Pugach details their activities and explains how and why they were involved in the ranching industries.

Dr. Noel Pugach, professor emeritus of history at UNM, specializes in US foreign relations. The author of numerous monographs and articles, he lectures frequently and does Chautauqua performances of historical figures.