Treaty Days: Reflections of an Indian Commissioner is part memoir and part first-person account of the career of Department of Indian Affairs employee William M. Graham. For forty years the author worked for the department first as clerk and later as Commissioner responsible for First Nations in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. He was forced to retire in 1932. The book was edited by Hugh Dempsey with an introduction by James Dempsey. The chapters are organized as follows: Early Years; Moose Mountain; The Assiniboines; Wood Mountain Sioux; Life Cycle; Food Gathering; Daily Life; Native Religion and Missionaries; Trip to Prince Albert Area 1907; Some People I Have Known; World War One; and Traders and Treaty Days. Graham firmly upheld the colonial and paternalistic mentality of the Indian Department. His views on the Sun Dance are consistent with the Indian Affairs perspective that spiritual ceremonies must be banned in order to assimilate First Nations. In the chapter on the First World War he includes letters from First Nations soldiers overseas that comment of the war, family, injuries, and the role of the Indian Agent. The book contains several archival photographs and an index.