Negotiating the Numbered Treaties: An Intellectual and Political Biography of Alexander Morris is part biography and part a historical analysis of the Numbered Treaties. Historian Robert Talbot has provided an interesting overview of the life of Alexander Morris, treaty negotiator. The book covers the influence Morris had in treaty negotiating for Treaties 3 to Treaty 6 and the renegotiation of Treaties One and Two. Morris had a career as a lawyer and a land speculator and the author believes Morris did come to be sympathetic to the First Nations of Northwestern Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta and their challenges. The book contains archival photographs, an extensive index, and bibliography.