I knew very little about the history of Native Americans and how they were treated by the United States, however i had often had an interest in the subject and decided to buy this book. It is an incredibly moving and at times very sad account of their treatment and their fate. It made me sad and angry at the way they were treated and the American's at times virtual genocidal policy towards them. Its accessible and readable and you don't have to have any prior knowledge of the subject, as i didn't. This is certainly one of the best books i have read and is now one of my all time favourites. Buy this book, because you won't regret it.