Midwest Book Review : "A superb contribution to Native
Washington Times : "This book is a well-written treatment
of a subject barely touched on by historians of the American West.
It is an in-depth look at the symbiotic relationship of the national
parks and Indian reservations, and is for the scholar and general
Choice : "Combining highly charged prose and convincing
evidence...this superb book constitutes a moving account of [tribal]
defeats and victories."
Christian Science Monitor : "It's not just Indians
who need to heed the lessons of this book and the ultimate illusion
The Bloomsbury Review : "Burnham's book...proves that
quality writing still lives; that you know it when you see it; that "civilization" is
not restricted to narrow assumptions about the 'canon'; and that
one of the reasons we read is for the experience of...the affirmation
of the human spirit..."
Salt Lake Tribune : "This is not a feel-good book,
but those who have never realized how our national parks benefited
from the mistreatment of American Indians should force themselves
to read it."
Santa Fe New Mexican : "This is a detailed, depressing,
and important book for residents of 'The Nation' to read."
American Indian Culture and Research Journal : "...a
great asset to the literature on the relations between Indian people
and the NPS."
Conservation Biology : "...a profusely documented
piece of environmental history in which the author systematically
unveils the roots of what would be called a human rights issue."
Western Historical Quarterly : "Burnham adds to our
growing understanding of how the once-inhabited landscapes of the
national park system lost their longtime residents, and more importantly
illuminates the ongoing social costs of this process."
Ethics, Place, and Environment : “…a well-written chronology
of events that typify the exceptionally poor relationship between
native populations of North America and the United States government.”