About the Author…
HENRY F. DOBYNS, a Tucson native son, has contributed distinguished publications to the fields of anthropology and history since 1948. Among the most widely recognized of his numerous works are more than 20 books and articles reporting research and action on rural development in Peru, several analyses of cultural change, and various studies of the Spanish colonial period. Scientific editor of Indian Tribal Series, he has written or collaborated in writing books on the Havasupai, the Navajo, the Hopi, the Papago, and the White Mountain and Mescalero Apaches. His work in demography has won him recognition for bringing to light the extent of Native American depopulation under colonial conditions. Dobyns holds a Ph.D. degree from Cornell University, and has received the Bronislaw Malinowski Award from the Society for Applied Anthropology and shared the Anisfield-Wolf Award from the Saturday Review for his writing.