The book was good after I got into it, but, then I found out that it was fiction written by a separatist. I decided it was still a good story, just not nearly as good as when I thought it was true. Surprisingly, I didn't find anything in it offensive or racist. Of course, I am not Indian. Though I have read books by natives, or endorsed by natives, and there wasn't anything that much different in this book, comparatively (re: lifestyle, racism, etc).