From the Back Cover
Members of Montana's McDonald family trace their roots to the chiefs of the Nez Perce tribe and to the chiefs of Scotland's most formidable clan. On two continents, first as Highlanders, and then as Indians, the family suffered massacre and dispossession. Today the McDonalds, Indian people committed to nurturing their Indian culture, continue to honor their Scottish ancestry.
The McDonalds' story is told in Scottish Highlanders, Indian Peoples. This epic tale traces the McDonald family over a thousand years: starting with a ninth-century migration from Ireland to Scotland; taking in medieval warriors who battled for Scotland's independence from England; ending with these warriors' descendants on Montana's Flathead Reservation. This real-life family saga spans two continents, eleven centuries, and more than thirty generations to link the clans of Scotland and the native peoples of the American West.