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After reading some of the other reviews, I was worried about what I would find in this book.
I think that too often in recent years authors will use history as a way of bludgening the reader with his or her take on current events. I was expecting that here.
However, with one notable and unfortunate exception toward the end of the book, I thought that McMurtry did a pretty good job of staying balanced. Massacre is his subject, after all, and massacres have a way of drawing out judgements.
I agree with the other reviewers regarding the narrator. I didn't put me off the book, obviously, but I grew tired of hearing him breathe.
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If you want to hear, "White man is bad - Indians are good", then this is your book. The author uses adjectives like "Brave, Warrior, peaceful" when speaking of the Indians and "corrupt, greedy, massacrers" for the white settlers.
The book was more like the author's notebook and not well organized.
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