A remarkable and significant contribution to Navajo studies, the study of culture as practice, and anthropological research on religion, personhood, and the body. . . . A fine and important piece of ethnography.
Carolyn Epple, American Anthropologist
An impressive study of Navajo values . . . To my knowledge, no other work by an anthropologist represents the intellectual depth of an American Indian tribe in such material terms. . . . The book will reward the careful reader with knowledge necessary to understand what artifacts are saying about history, a world view and a way of life more intricate and profound than baskets and pots on silent display.
Paul Zolbrod, El Palacio