This book, a must for collectors and historians, is the first to explore the evidence of a Hispanic pottery tradition in northern New Mexico. Previously, scholars believed that all New Mexican utilitarian pottery was made by Native Americans. "Marshalling available data from the archaeological, documentary, and oral records, he invites archaeologists, historians, ethnographers, and others to recognize an earthy, mundane enterprise that went largely unrecorded in contemporary written accounts. It can help us see into people's lives in 19th-century New Mexico."—Foreword, John L. Kessell

"An important book for all students of the Southwest."—Linda Cordell