This is a very interesting story, well written and documented. For me, an Arizona transplant (30 years) from another tribal area in MN (30 years), it is important and fundamental history that tells the tale of how my home area was developed. My family settled in Wisconsin (from a very poor existence in northern Norway) after the American Indians had been rounded up and shipped off to foreign lands (Florida, Alabama, etc). So we were never directly involved in the persecution of the Native Americans. This book is not just about Mickey Free though. It is more about the plight of the Indian people of that time to-the-present. I am personally saddened by the way the “settlement of the west” was conducted by the US government in the mid-to-late 1800′s. Allan pulled the information together, telling the story from Army and government owned records. I live in Apache County Arizona (15 years) where much of this history took place. I believe Allan’s account to be objective, factual and pristine. I feel like I now know what happened during an era that is so important to the current situation of the Apache and Indian people who still predominate the area. The prejudice still exists. I will do what I can to speak respectfully and persitently about the fine people who were chased, run down and imprisoned for being here, in the way of progress. Thanks Mickey Free, and Thanks Allan Radbourne. God bless you and yours.