From the rich heritage of northern New Mexico comes this tale of a gold mine lost off and on over the centuries. Told in Spanish by one of the mine's indomitable, present-day seekers, and offered in a bilingual edition, the intricate story delights in itself. Yet thoroughly annotated and analyzed by its editors, the legend also becomes a treasure of insights into the tale's cultural context.
A true feast for linguist, folklorist, ethnohistorian, and treasure hunter alike.
New Mexico Historical Review
The work is well researched, informative, well written and nicely presented, and both the documented performance and its scholarly analysis are readable and interesting.
Folklore Society Library
This illustrated edition is a welcome contribution to legend study and to the folklore and ethnography of Hispanic northern New Mexico.
Journal of Linguistic Anthropology