Mass Murder in California’s Empty Quarter

A Tale of Tribal Treachery at the Cedarville Rancheria

“In Mass Murder in California’s Empty Quarter, Ray A. March brings careful research and considerable storytelling abilities to bear on a chilling story. The result is both a page-turner and a thoughtful consideration of how history, racism, identity, and bureaucratic failures fed the conflicts.”

—Jon Davis, founder and former director of the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts

“Ray A. March has written not just a compelling account of an otherwise little-noted mass murder on a Native American reservation in Northern California, he has made those brutal murders the starting point for a sensitive, complex, and thoroughly researched study of the politics and sociology of Native American life in twenty-first century small-town America. In the course of telling this remarkable story, March investigates with a keen and knowing eye the underlying causes of the murders as well as their ramifications.”

—Stanley Cloud, author and former Washington bureau chief of Time magazine

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