"Richly evocative of the times, places, and the many people who took part in the expedition. Cushing creates a remarkable travel narrative that is delightfully imaginative, poignant, and romantic, while at the same time maintaining a sense of scientific inquiry and theory testing regarding the settlement patterns and irrigation systems he and his assistant encountered." Journal of Arizona History
About the Author
Curtis M. Hinsley is a professor of history at Northern Arizona University. He has written widely on American cultural history, including the book The Smithsonian and the American Indian: Making a Moral Anthropology in Victorian America. David R. Wilcox is senior research archaeologist and special assistant to the deputy director at the Museum of Northern Arizona.