Thanks to an innovative collaboration between the Arizona State Museum's Office of Ethnohistorical Research and the Hopi Tribe, Hopi voices are heard.
—New Mexico Historical Review
A groundbreaking edition intertwining Hopi oral traditions—mostly dismissed in the past—with the Spanish documentary record.
The compiling of many early references to the Hopis in a single source, and the inclusion of a Hopi perspective, make this work valuable to area specialists, anthropologists, and, it is hoped, the Hopi people themselves.
—Journal of Arizona History
Placing historical Spanish and contemporary Indigenous perspectives in dialogue is really innovative. There is a growing literature about the need to reconcile historical and academic texts with Indigenous perspectives, but there are few examples of actual reconciliation. This book will be a heavily cited contribution to that literature.
—Wesley Bernardini, author of Hopi History in Stone: The Tutuveni Petroglyph Site
A highly significant contribution to our understanding of Hopi history during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, because it helps to counter the phenomenon that historian Loma Ishii calls Hopi historicide: 'the mass execution of Hopi intellect, agency, and epistemology.'
—Susan Deeds, author of Defiance and Deference in Mexico's Colonial North: Indians under Spanish Rule in Nueva Vizcaya
An innovative and invaluable cultural transcript of the legendary Hopi people.