1. "When the manuscript (Gospel of the Redman) was complete we were visited by a Jewish rabbi, a profound scholar, who after a careful reading, said: 'But this is straight Judaism!' We were glad of his endorsement. Some weeks later, two Presbyterian ministers from the Eastern States declared that 'it was exactly what the modern Presbyterian Church taught.'
"A Greek Catholic Archbishop assured us that it was 'pure Catholicism, divested of certain rites and ceremonies'.
"A Quaker said it was just what his Church preached; and a Unitarian minister declared it 'the purest Emersonian Unitarianism'. Finally, a Mason said it was nothing but the teachings of his Order.
"So it would seem that it must be real religion since it is universal, basic and fundamental. As a corollary, then, it must be acceptable to a world seeking a way out of dogma into truth..." (from the foreword, by Julia M. Seton, 1937 edition)
"Although known best as a writer of animal stories, he dedicated a large part of his life to helping the Indian wherever he could; but more, to helping the Whiteman realize the value of the doctrines by which the Redman lived in the days of his unspoiled grandeur.
"Born out of time, as are all great men, he foresaw the need of the world today, and it is with the hope of spreading what he called the Gospel of Manhood that we offer this new edition in love and lasting reverence for the ideals for which he stood." (from the foreword, by Julia M. Seton, 1948 edition)