"This powerful book will become a watershed in understanding the impact of Christian missionary efforts among tribal and non-Western peoples. George Tinker brings precise scholarship to the examination of leading historic religious figures to show that for all their efforts to assist Indians they did not and could not hear the common humanity in the people they helped. I only wish the book were longer and covered more religious personalities—it is superior!"
— Vine Deloria, Jr., University of Colorado
author of God Is Red
"With incisiveness and honesty, the work of four proselytizing missionaries and their drive to convert American Indians to Christianity are convincingly linked with Euroamerican political and military strategy. The result: A continuing genocide, unmatched in historical literature, a brutal fantasy confounded by contradictions. With unmistakable indignation and a keen awareness of contemporary politics, Tinker reminds us that these myths have held sway for so long that we—Indians and non-Indians—must now open our eyes and refuse to participate in the marginalization and threats to American Indians and their diverse ways of life."
— Ines M. Talamantez, University of California