About the Author
Joseph Mitchell (1908 1996) was born near Iona, North Carolina, and came to New York City in 1929. He eventually found a job as an apprentice crime reporter for the" World". He also worked as a reporter and features writer at the" Herald Tribune" and the" World-Telegram" before landing at the" New Yorker" in 1938, where he remained until his death.
"William N. Fenton " is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, New York State University, and author of The Great Law and the Longhouse and The False Faces of the Iroquois, both published by the University of Oklahoma Press.