This multifaceted description of Sonora was written by an eighteenth-century Jesuit missionary to the Pima, Opata, and Eudeve Indians.
"The bloodsucking bat, construction of bows and arrows,
the punishment for adultery among the Apaches... all was grist that dropped into the industrious mill of Father Pfefferkorn's eyes, ears, and brain."—Saturday Review
An important source of description of Spanish colonial Sonoran life and society.
—Journal of the Southwest
Good reading. . . . Its prose is delightful, filled with humor and honesty.
—Southwestern Mission Research Center Newsletter
—Books of the Southwest
Piety and practicality, faith and empiricism, come together in harmony in these pages.
—Hispanic American Historical Review
"To be read for
enjoyment; nevertheless, the historian will find in it a wealth of information that has been shrewdly appraised, carefully sifted, and creditably related."—Catholic Historical
"Of interest not only to the historian but to the geographer and anthropologist."—Pacific Historical Review