Smith, Donald B. “From Sylvester Long to Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance.” Being and Becoming Indian: Biographical Studies of North American Frontiers. Ed. James A. Clifton. Chicago: Dorsey, 1989. Pp. 183-203.
Sympathetic overview of Long’s accomplishments and deceptions, emphasizing the racial barriers which necessitated the subterfuge and highlighting the sensitivity of Long’s writings about Indians. Editor James A. Clifton notes, “Had this talented man been born a generation later, he might have marched pridefully with Martin Luther King, or served the resurgent Lumbee Indians ... in a leadership capacity” (p. 184).