A refreshing and novel interpretation of available sources and produces salient historical interpretations.
Brown succeeds in formulating a nonlinear model for articulating a refreshing new perspective on the specifics of Puebloan responses to Spanish colonialism.
Brown produces an examination of Pueblo negotiations that are mostly individual stories of experience with Spanish colonial authority traversing the social arenas of politics, economics, spirituality, and intimate relations.
—Kiva Book Reviews
Brown offers a nuanced portrait of the Pueblo peoples and their struggles, internal divisions, and desire to endure and meet the challenge of colonialism.
—Hispanic American Historical Review
Brown is able to convincingly give voice to the Pueblo peoples and their complex responses to Spanish colonialism—a powerful tool for understanding the multi-faceted approach that both individuals and communities took to addressing Spanish authority.
—Suzanne L. Eckert, author of Pottery and Practice: The Expression of Identity at Pottery Mound and Hummingbird Pueblo
Brown's work is a welcome addition to the literature on Pueblo cultures and histories. Through its focus on the eighteenth century, this book addresses a systematically neglected period and lays the foundation for a new generation of Pueblo ethnohistory.
—Matthew Liebmann, author of Revolt: An Archaeological History of Pueblo Resistance and Revitalization in 17th Century New Mexico