"One of the best history books of the year, this well-written survey belongs in every academic library and most public libraries."—Library Journal
"Hurt demonstrates an admirable fluency with a wide literature. His chapters are broad ranging, accessible, and informative."—Montana Magazine
"Hurt has done an admirable job of synthesizing the complex history of Indian versus non-Indian in the US."—Book News, Inc.
"(Hurt's) richly informative account is no simple story of inevitable conquest. He recognizes causes and consequences, accomodations and repercussions. Hurt's commendable scholarly synthesis is clearly presented and engagingly written. A wide range of libraries and readers should acquire his book."—Arkansas Historical Quarterly
"Hurt's excellent account belongs in college classrooms and would make illuminating reading for the interested public as well."—New Mexico Historical Review
"Hurt's masterfully written synthesis should appeal to the general reader . . and prove invaluable to students and specialists in the field. The preface alone is worth the price of the book, and the chapters that follow live up to expectations. . . This admirable, nuanced survey of a complicated subject should find its way into classrooms and most academic libraries."—The Historian