this book was a total winner for me . It starts off with the kidnapping of a boy from the closest town and then it all tumbles forward . This book emphasized the differneces between crook and his predecessors and all the ways they tried to trap the Indian tribes into being brainwashed to white peoples ways . This book goes into a lot of detail and you should get yourself a copy if you like reading about native American history and how the white man played into it . It was really good and I enjoyed it very much .