Jake Page . . . has executed an illuminating shift of perspective in his retelling of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. His accomplishment lies not in the recitation of facts . . . Rather it is his adroit handling of the stuff that matters—the beliefs, views, and lifeways—that helps us understand not just what happened but, ever and always more important, why . . .
Page didn’t write this book for scholars. He seeks a wider popular audience, and the result is a fine work of interpretation and storytelling. It offers a nuanced and compelling perspective on a time and series of events that influenced—and continues to influence—the Southwestern experience.