Educator, writer. Born– Apr. 14, 1896 in Belt, Mont. Parents– Gethin C. and Alaice Josephine (Barnaby) Thomas. Married– Muriel Merle Goodburn, July 5, 1924. Children– Three. Education– University of California, A.B., M.A., Ph.D. Taught at University of California, 1923-1927; University of Oklahoma, 1927-1937; University of Alabama after 1937; served in U.S. Naval hospital unit, 1917-1918. Received University of California traveling fellowship to Spain 1925-1926; Guggenheim fellowship in Spain 1929-1930; member American Association of University Professors, Quivira Society, Asociacion de Escritores y Artistas Americanas–Cuba, and Instituto Panamericano de Geografia e Historia–Mexico. Died December 25, 1990.


Who’s Who in America, 1950.


After Coronado; Spanish Exploration Northeast of New Mexico, 1696-1727…. Norman; University of Oklahoma Press, 1935.

The Chirichua Apache, 1695-1876. Albuquerque; University of New Mexico, 1959.

Forgotten Frontiers; a Study of the Spanish Indian Policy of Don Juan Bautista de Anza, Governor of New Mexico, 1777-1787. University of Oklahoma Press, 1932.

The Jicarilla Apache Indians; a History, 1598-1888. New York; Clearwater Publisher, 1973.

Latin America, a History. New York; Macmillan, 1956.

The Mescalero Apache, 1653-1874. New York; Clearwater Pub., 1973.

The Plains Indians and New Mexico, 1751-1778. Albuquerque; University of New Mexico Press, 1940.

Report on Documentary Evidence Bearing on Early Colonial Structures in the Historic District. S.l.; Dept. of State Historic Pensacola Preservation Board, 1971.

Spanish Activities in the Lower Mississippi Valley, 1513-1698. New Orleans; Louisiana Historical Society, 1939.

Teodoro de Croix and the Northern Frontier of New Spain, 1776-1783. Norman; University of Oklahoma Press, 1941.

The Yavapai Indians; History in California, Arizona and New Mexico, 1582-1848. New York; Garland, 1974.


Alonso de Posada Report, 1686…. Pensacola, Fla.; Perdido Bay Press, 1982.

Map; Spanish Exploration Northeast of Santa Fe, 1696-1727. Norman; University of Oklahoma Press, 1935.