In this book the author at the onset shows his audience the intention to highlight an extinction of American Indians within American culture. As the title of the book suggests the Mississippi American Indians were not the only American- Indian tribe found within the continent. He pointed out that at the beginning of the 18th century more than 20 American Indian tribes living here. Today there are mere glimpses of one tribe called the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. In Mississippi American Indians Barnett (2012) explores the sociological, philosophical, political, economic, psychological and traditional forces, which have pushed these tribes into minority groups within the American society (Barnett, 2012).