Reviews of the book

  

“A well-crafted and thorough synthesis of the existing documentary evidence and the most recent scholarly speculations regarding the life of the black African Moor who played a pivotal role in the earliest Spanish reconnaissance of what is now the southern United States and northwest Mexico.”
—Richard Flint, author of No Settlement, No Conquest: A History of the Coronado Entrada

 

[This book's] research concerning the first black explorer of North America, and the first non-Native American to enter today’s Arizona and New Mexico, is the most comprehensive examination yet of the facts and myths surrounding this important figure in American history.
—James MacDougald, author of The Pánfilo de Narváez Expedition of 1528