An immensely valuable contribution to American Indian literary studies.
Western American Literature
McNickle's work still speaks for the wisdom of writing about what you know and feel to be true in the voice that's most simply and truly your own.
Washington Post Book World
As Hans reports in her well-written, informative introduction, McNickle was slow to acquire an appreciation of himself as an American Indian, and this collection gives evidence of his evolving consciousness.
Hans provides a very good introduction and valuable notes, which help readers understand the complex McNickle and situate these stories in his work as a whole.