"A stunning achievement. . . . A pathbreaking scholarly work by one of the nation's leading historians of the interaction between Native Americans and European newcomers in early America."Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
...[A] provocative and eloquent book....Merrell joins...colonial scholars...[who] increasingly produce stories about how an early regime of mutual adjustment and mixed culture gave way as the colonists grew in power and asserted a rigid racial divide that exterminated, confined, or exiled the last of the natives.