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From the Publisher"Jay Feldman has produced a fascinating work of social history, meticulously researched, elegantly written, and awesomely original in its conception. He finds the convulsions of the natural world reverberating on slavery, war, and Indian resistance, and tells the story with verve and style."
— Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States
"Jay Feldman has written a splendid re-creation of one of the stranges and little-known times in early U.S. history — a time when an Indian leader was almost as powerful as the president, and everything including the earth itself conspired to make the frontier an even wilder place."
— Jake Page, author of In the Hands of the Great Spirit: The 20,000-Year History of American Indians and coauthor of The Big One: The Earthquake That Rocked Early America and Helped Create a Science