"Rickard (1882-1971) was one of the greatest Indian leaders of this century. Had he lived in another century he might have been a Sitting Bull, a Black Hawk, or a Chief Joseph, for he was cut from the same cloth as these leaders. But Clinton Rickard lived and fought in this century, and the weapons he used were the law, public indignation, and diplomacy. . . . One of the most significant books published on the contemporary American Indian. Its rare insights into contemporary Indian problems make the book essential reading for anyone interested in understanding 20th century Indian politics and history.'"—Manuscripta
"No less important than the recorded words of Wooden Leg, Black Elk, Black Hawk, and other articulate Indian leaders."—Western Historical Quarterly
"The life of Rickard is a fascinating one. . . . Fighting Tuscarora is an example of oral history at its best."—Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine
"Highly readable. . . . The appeal of the book is enhanced by useful maps and a large selection of photographs."—Pacific Historical Review
Barbara Graymont, an honorary member of the Indian Defense League of America, is the author of The Iroquois in the American Revolution. She is Head of the Department of History and Economics at Nyack College, Nyack, New York, and holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University.
6 x 9, 204 pages, 57 black and white illustrations, 4 maps