Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance: The Glorious Imposter is the fascinating account of the life of Sylvester Long (1890-1932) of North Carolina as he managed to convince an unsuspecting public that he was not Black but rather he was either Cherokee or Blackfoot (Siksika). This account by renowned historian Donald Smith offers readers an engaging biography and an intriguing historical mystery. With impeccable scholarship and numerous historical photographs, the author presents the imposter's life as Long deceives both American and Canadian officials. Claiming Indian status, Long managed to attend Carlisle Indian School, enlist in the Canadian military, find a career as a freelance journalist, star in a Hollywood film, and support Indian causes as an activist. His life story is much like the tale of famed imposter Grey Owl. Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance stayed one step ahead of the public finding out about his true racial heritage but his past caught up with him and he took his own life in 1932. This remarkable book is highly recommended for secondary students as well as the general public and those interested in Canadian history.