Top critical review
Somewhat interesting, but WAY too long and detailed
on June 15, 2013
And if you expect to put out a book like that, it had better be a whole lot more interesting, or your readers are not going to finish it and they are going to give you three-star reviews on Amazon dot com. I felt the need to look into the history of the events detailed in this book, and boy, were they ever detailed. I also felt the need to read this book all-the-way-to-the-end, but I only made it about 4/5ths through before closing it for good. To be fair, yes, this book is meticulously researched, but that is no excuse!
FYI long ago when I was young and very broke, I heard Russel Means speak at a local library, and I stuck in a well-folded $20 when he passed the hat. That's probably like contributing $200 today. I did, and still do support the Indians over the stinking, rotten feds, though not because their various cultures were all-so-wonderful -- it's more a case of "if the White man would have snatched the Indian's land and done something worth while with it, I'd be all for them. But they didn't do that; instead, they turned a pristine continent into an ultra-trashy dung heap, while crowing from both sides of their kissers as they continually down-graded the displaced 'natives' to ever more miserable and unaccommodating lodgings -- which were then stolen as the story played out once again.
To any readers who might take issue with this review, please go buy this book, read it ALL the way through, and write a review of your own.