This is an important scholarly work. The author is Joy Porter and the topic is Native American Freemasonry. The effort is pathbreaking and rich in more ways than one. It opens with skill an area of study barely known among researchers of Freemasonry and Native American scholars. It is an important step in bringing ritual and performance studies into the trans-disclinary world of Masonic scholarship. And it shows the close nexus between worlds of print and performance in the early development of Freemasonry and through different periods of time in the lives of Native Americans. There is sensitivity to the lost voices of women in surviving written documents in history.