"One more of those pieces of research and detection which set him [Wilson] apart from all other American critics. He has his feet well-planted in American life."—V.S. Pritchett
"A work to be read for sheer pleasure, for the sake of a fascinating true story delightfully told."—Oliver La Farge, New York Times Book Review
"This is one book every American concerned with every aspect of personal identity should not miss."—Kirkus Reviews
"Provocatively suggests that the great American ideal of liberty, fathered by western Christian culture, for got itself when it came to grips with the Indian and his differentness. It hasn't remembered itself yet."—Christian Science Monitor
Edmund Wilson, one of America's finest critics and essayists, served as associate editor of The New Republic and then book editor on The New Yorker. He is the author of numerous books, among them Axel's Castle, To the Finland Station, and Upstate: Records and Recollections of Northern New York (Syracuse University Press).
Joseph Mitchell is the author of McSorley's Wonderful Saloon, Old Mr. Flood, and The Bottom of the Harbor.
William N. Fenton is the author of The False Face of the Iroquois, The Roll Call of the Iroquois, The Iroquois Eagle Dance (Syracuse University Press), and editor of Parker on the Iroquois (Syracuse University Press).
4.28 x 7.27, 356 pages, 15 black and white illustrations