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Paul VanDevelder is a journalist and author. His book Coyote Warrior: One Man, Three Tribes, and the Trial That Forged a Nation was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Very informative, well written am amazed how our Government treated the Indians until President Nixon, the first, to finely started some programs that help I have received another... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Patrilla Warner
If one is interested in learning how our desire to "have it all" played itself out vis a vis the native American peoples as we crossed over their lands and ultimately wrenched... Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by Roxie G. Powell
I rad an article in the Salt Lake Tribune written by this author that was a bit light-hearted and entertaining, so I ordered the book, thinking it would be much the same. Read morePublished on January 27, 2013 by Cagey
Another good take on the "Native American Indian".By going back a few centuries to Pope Innocent 111 and bringing forward what passed for right thinking then to subvert... Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by Kenneth G Bode
Paul Vandewelder's book represents towering work, and stands in the proud and immense line of revisionist historical journalism. Read morePublished on April 9, 2011 by GlobalChangeSupercenter5
Central event of the book is the treaty of 1851 between plains Indian tribes and US government. Critical facilitators were a handful of western explorers or pioneers who knew... Read morePublished on August 11, 2010 by groundie
Even if you don't think you are interested in the historical aspect, this book reads more like a Dicksonian novel than another dry, non-fiction. Read morePublished on February 21, 2010 by Hannah
This is a biased and one-sided telling of the story of our countries poor handling of the Indian affairs during the 19th century. Read morePublished on January 5, 2010 by J. Groen
Others have commented on the meticulous research and the strong case PV makes. I'd like to add that he writes delightfully, poetically, with a fine ear for just the right word,... Read morePublished on November 28, 2009 by Marc