I find it so hard to write book reviews on works intended to be synthesis. Especially one’s that span large geographic areas and timespans. I have so many questions about details and intricacies that necessarily go unexplored, and it’s hard to balance that concern with the intentions of the book.
I live and work on lands represented by Native Nations whose sovereignty, governance, and treaty lands existed long before the state of Nebraska. These Nations include the Omaha, Ponca, Santee, Ho-Chunk or Winnebago, Lakota, Pawnee, Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Otoe-Missouria, Ioway, Kaw, Sac and Fox or Mesquakie, Kickapoo, and Delaware Nations.