"This book made me laugh, cry in anger, feel elated, and awakened in me again the sometimes sleeping, but always-fighting spirit to be myself as an Indian …the reading was an evening of pure joy."
--Long Standing Bear Chief, Blackfoot Nation
"Velma Wallis gets applause for good-hearted and courageous honesty in a good book that contributes to the understanding of a little-understood part of America."
--Cedar Rapids Gazette
"Velma tells a kick-ass story of growing up Gwich'in. If you want to know the truth about being Indian in a white-dominated world, read this book."
--Duncan Sings-Alone, Cherokee storyteller, author of Sprinting Backwards