An awakened interest in and determination to understand Native American history beyond what was taught in the classroom prompted Patricia Streng to write this book. Understanding that history is primarily written by the victor, she spent uncountable hours researching, traveling and writing to thoroughly research centuries-old historical documents which prove the racism and genocide against Native Americans from the beginning.
Her passion unfolds as she tells a story of their strength and resilience as they fight to regain what is rightfully theirs – from treaties to equal rights and opportunities. By writing the book, she hopes to encourage others to join in supporting Native Americans as they fight for justice and equality. Their cause is that of racial equity and has no geographical or ideological boundaries, and it is the author’s desire that this book will help make a positive difference in the lives, not only of Native Americans, but of all people who have been victims of racism.