Oral History of the Yavapai carries several favorable advance comments from tribal, political, and academic leaders who place a high value on history and who recognize especially the value of history as told by Native American Indians.

This book belongs in every American History classroom.

Ernest Jones, Sr., President
Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe
Tribal Board of Directors


Not enough is taught in our schools about what happened to the American Indians.  ...my hope is this book sheds new light on the subject with greater understanding for all peoples, including the original inhabitants of Arizona.

Raphael Bear, President 2004-2008
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

This is an exceptional, often moving, description of the Yavapai as they see themselves.

Bruce J. Dinges, Editor
The Journal of Arizona History
Summer 2013, Vol. 54, No. 2
The Arizona Historical Society

As a historical consultant to the Government of Canada, I work closely with the primary documents associated with aboriginal peoples on both sides of the Canada/United States international boundary. Consequently, I am intimately acquainted with the significance of having access to the Oral History of the Yavapai and with the importance of those historical records even existing.

 Pamela Y. Stanton, Ph.D.
Mayne Island, BC, Canada

Many of the stories by Harrison and Williams are chilling...their comments are heroic... My work as a recorder of local history of the lower Verde River valley would certainly have been easier had this volume been available 25 years ago.

Bob Mason
Author and Historian

...it is a joy to commend this work.

John W. Larner, Ph.D.
Editor, The Papers of Carlos Montezuma, M.D.


There is no doubt this book will be treasured by the Yavapai, historians and anthropologists and should be in every university and Native library.

Patricia A. Etter, M.L.S.
Curator Emerita
Labriola National American Indian Center
Arizona State Univeristy Libraries