Archaeologists with specific interests in Spanish colonialism will certainly find the book useful, but scholars interested in any expressions of European colonialism will equally find much of interest.
This important study adds greatly to knowledge about the interactions between Spanish colonialists and Indigenous peoples that led to the emergence of a new cultural tradition in Cuba. . . . A must read for Caribbean archaeologists and archaeologists working in other contact settings in the New World.
Shows how . . . identities were imposed, expropriated, and socially constructed by colonial influence and offers new insight to such studies and historical contexts. This book will be an enduring contribution for scholars of Cuban history and Caribbean archaeology alike.
--Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology