"Strong Hearts effectively reveals the participation of America's most forgotten minority of the twentieth century in a war most Americans would prefer to forget. Himself a Native American Vietnam veteran, the author connects Indian participation in the war to a traditional warrior spirit... [This] is a valuable and insightful study of Native American Vietnam veterans."
—New Mexico Historical Review
"This is not a book about war. It is a story about the experiences of those who went to war, of the cultures from which they came, and of their ancestors. Holm masterfully meshes the past with the present, linking ancient tribal tradition with the contemporary military service of Native American soldiers. . . . [His] straightforward narrative style promises to make Strong Hearts, Wounded Souls a pleasurable read for a diverse audience, both scholarly and general.."
"This is the first major study of American Indians in Vietnam.... Dr. Tom Holm, a Cherokee-Creek himself and a Vietnam veteran, provides the unheard 'Indian Voice,' and he shares an insightful perspective on that controversial war."
—Donald L. Fixico, Professor of History, Western Michigan University