Silliman provides valuable insights into this neglected period.
—Journal of Anthropological Research
Silliman shows us that, when one looks in the right places, the invisible native actors are actually not that difficult to see.
—Journal of Field Archaeology
Silliman's work will stand as an important example of study into the lives of forgotten people that is so important to the field of archaeology.
—Journal of the California Mission Studies
The book does us all a service in reminding us to consider the life of Native Americans at the so-called historical sites' such as ranchos.
—Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology
What I particularly admire about this book is that it raises as many questions as it answers.
—California History Action