Stan Hoig’s extensive research spans about 40 years and is revealed in more than a dozen books on Indian history. This new effort is among his best. Hoig expertly takes the reader through the procedures of Indian treaties, peace negotiations, or lack of, and points out “political deception and dishonesty” by various government officials.
Hoig’s well-founded premise is that treaties were designed specifically for the “displacement and removal of the Indian people.” The reader will learn of such atrocities during a 75-year period, spanning from the Mississippi River westward. Any serious researcher will gain invaluable insight from Hoig’s excellent treatment of the subject.