"As close and thorough an investigation of available resource material as one can humanly make, certainly as has yet been made. . . . All that one can ask of a biography."—The New York Times Book Review
"Superb. . . . An important and outstandingly researched biography."—Choice
"A fine and enduring biography of a major Indian leader."—The American Historical Review
"An extremely valuable study. Exhaustively researched and well written, it calls attention to Brant's historical significance. In addition, it corrects numerous myths about Brant."—William and Mary Quarterly
Isabel Thompson Kelsay was born in Appalachia. In a small local school she fell in love with history and has involved herself in it, in one way or another, ever since. Kelsay holds academic degrees from three universities—Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Columbia. She has taught on the Iroquois at the Seminars in American Culture at Cooperstown, New York, and has contributed to Calendar of North Carolina and Tennessee Papers, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, New York History, and East Tennessee Historical Review.