Robert Lee has published several books and many articles on South Dakota's history. Inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame in 1987, he was named its writer of the year in 1992.
"First class account."-Idaho Yesterdays Idaho Yesterdays "Especially relevant today because the author, besides giving careful consideration to context and place, explores the problems of racial isolation and integration, and the use of violence as a means of redress."-Western Historical Quarterly Western Historical Quarterly "An exciting and wide-ranging history"-South Dakota Magazine South Dakota Magazine