'Cumulatively, Miller's book has the impact of the depiction of a death camp: horrifying, unrelenting, inhuman, impossible. It is difficult not to turn away.'
(Leslie Hall Pinder The Vancouver Sun
'Miller's book invites not only the government and the churches but the entire Canadian populace to face more honestly their historical encounter with the First Nations.'
(Achiel Peelman Catholic New Times
'J.R. Miller is a highly regarded Saskatchewan historian, but he also has the makings of an outstanding coroner. In Shingwauk's Vision, he has autopsied the barely cooled corpse of the native residential school system. With clinical precision he has examined every aspect of a wrong-headed and catastrophic experiment in social engineering that lasted for three-and-a-half centuries before the federal government finally stepped in and pulled the plug in 1969. ... Miller's work is destined to be the reference work on this subject for years to come. As a thorough, reasoned, and illuminating look at a sorry chapter of Canadian history, it is required reading and long overdue.'
(Brian Maracle Quill and Quire
'Now Prof. J.R. Miller, an historian at the University of Saskatchewan, has written the first comprehensive history of the schools ... his extensive research leads him to provide a balance which has been missing in many other, more hastily arranged commentaries.'
(Gerry Kelly Catholic Register
About the Author
J.R. Miller, a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan, is the author of many books and articles on Canadian history, including Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian/ White Relations in Canada (University of Toronto Press).