"This work is a significant contribution to the ever-growing array of studies of termination and Indian life."
"This is an excellent tribal case study of the kind and caliber needed for further understanding of the termination era. It shows how complicated, intense, and permutable the positions and arguments on termination could be among Native groups. It shows how Native individuals played crucial and diverse roles in affecting tribal outcomes in regard to termination and expansive federal policy."
-Sam Herley, Western Historical Quarterly, Fall 2013
"Arnold, tribal member and director of Native American Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame, succinctly chronicles the response of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville in all its complex detail. Recommended."
-Choice, March 2013
"The net effect of Arnold's narrative strategy may be that future generations of Colvilles, and future generations of scholars, will see this book not only as a valuable work of tribal history but also as a document of Colville cultural continuity."
-Thompson Smith, Oregon Historical Quarterly, Spring 2013
"The literature on termination as an Indian policy has been significantly enriched with this publication."
-Eleanor Carriker, Columbia Reviews, Spring 2013
"Laurie Arnold, a member of the Lakes Band of Colville Confederated Tribes, writes thoroughly and sensitively about both sides . . ."
-Jeff Baker, The Oregonian, December 2012