A sensitive and precise translation in which the reform-minded Father Diego Bringas examines various missionary and secular policies for assimilation of Indian societies.
Graced by an ambitious introduction, copious notes, and a smooth translation, . . . the Bringas report is valuable for understanding Franciscan activities in a region where scholarly literature has focused on Jesuits.
—Journal of American History
Students of Arizona history and that of the Borderlands will find this volume a welcome addition to their libraries.
—California Historical Quarterly
The informative and lucid introduction critically places Friar Bringas' document in historical perspective. . . . Fontana's copious explanatory notes to the report confidently guide the reader. . . . [A] significant contribution to borderlands history.
—Pacific Historical Review