Cycles of Conquest
The Impact of Spain, Mexico, and the United States on Indians of the Southwest, 1533-1960
Examines the effects of European expansion on the language, social structure, economy, religion, and self-image of Navajo, Yaqui, Papago, and other native American communities.
"'Monumental' is the best adjective to describe this book. . . his scholarship is superb . . . we should welcome such a detailed study of a culture before it passes once and for all into the abyss of history."—Bookshelf
"This is an essential book for anyone—historian, anthropologist, or laymen—who is concerned with the history and process of culture change in the Southwest. . . Dr. Spicer has done a magnificent job."—El Palacio