This book is essential reading for anyone interested in indigenous peoples. It provides hope and new direction for those simply searching for answers as to why "the problems" seem to persist in Aboriginal communities. It also offers insights for those who want a greater understanding of the issues involved in achieving true reconciliation. In Arnhem Land the situation is dire: health is poor, unemployment rife and life short. Why Warriors Lie Down and Die provides a fresh analysis of this crisis and offers examples of how the people can once again take control of their own lives. Finding the real cause requires the reader to look at it from the other side of the cultural language divide.