7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 19, 2005
J. W. Schultz was a storyteller extraordinaire, not an historian. If you want the true flavor of the times and people portrayed in this book, without being a stickler for correct dates and perhaps even names, then this book is for you.
9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on February 8, 2006
While this book has its place, read The Ways of My Grandmothers by Beverly Hungry Wolf if you want to know what it was like to BE Indian. Being from Montana I'm very familiar with Schultz and his wife; and their involvement in the loss and recovery of medicine bundles that went to Bernadotte in Sweden. Schultz was 88 when he died in 1947 so his wonderful story telling has its place. But, in general, I'm leery of books that make it appear that Indian culture is a pre-20th century phenomena when it is alive and well NOW. I would wish that if you enjoy this book that you would also take a moment to read contemporary authors on what it is like on the Red Road today. Native America, today, is alive and well. There are problems in any culture, but the gifts are many. Hope to see you on the pow-wow trail!