Media Coverage for The New Trail of Tears
“This is an important book that looks at an important population that has been part of America since before its official founding. It’s shameful that this population is treated as a forgotten race. It’s time to have a serious conversation about the situation and this book is a good starting point.” Read.
Conservative News and Views
“Riley ends The New Trail of Tears with a ringing call: recognize Indians as fellow Americans! Let them have private property, let them get good education. Most of all, enforce the law the same for everyone, on or off the reservation. In fact she ends as she began: stop throwing money at the problem and those who suffer from it.” Read.
The Huffington Post
“The New Trail of Tears is a thought-provoking work that brings light to a subject that deserves national attention” Read
The Cyber Librarian
“Enlightening. I would recommend it to students of sociology and those interested in social justice issues.” Read.
Another Opinion LinkedIn
“Perhaps the best part of The New Trail of Tears is how Ms. Riley is so able to allow the voices and emotion of those she has interviewed come through, while at the same time staying focused on the topic at hand; not the easiest thing to do when writing about social or economic justice issues.” Read.
Another Opinion Blog
“If you have any interest in Native Americans or First Nations, history, politics, social or economic justice, then The New Trail of Tears by Naomi Schaefer Riley is an excellent place to start. The book is a compelling 185 pages in length.” Read.
Enter Stage Right
“The New Trail of Tears is an invaluable effort and Riley deserves much praise for undertaking the task.” Read.
“Riley’s eye-opening book should launch a national dialogue on the federal government’s dysfunctional relationship with Indian country. It’s a conversation whose time has come.” Read.
“The New Trail of Tears covers a lot of ground. It is not an account of every problem plaguing American Indians, but Riley does an excellent job of being laser focused on the topics at hand. What’s more, she goes beyond a casual observer or a simple re-teller of facts–she has an opinion on possible solutions for the problems discussed.” Read.
“Strongly recommended” Read.
Conservative Firing Squad
“brilliantly articulated” Read.
San Antonio Examiner
“Naomi Schaefer Riley has written an eye-opening account of what life is really like in reservations.” Read.