From 2012 through 2016 Scott Holmquist and collaborators sought to convince University of Oklahoma Press to re-issue the book. This effort failed. In 2017 Holmquist designed a new book that appropriates Genocide and Vendetta's content. Copies of this new book and online versions are in production and scheduled to appear in late 2018 or early 2019.
The book's withdrawal, six years after publication, was the result of a plagiarism complaint filed by Virginia P. Miller, a scholar in the field. A charge mysteriously brought four years after publication and, most astonishingly, two years after the review of the book Miller published in Ethnohistory, where she makes no mention of her material's inappropriate use. In fact, in her book review, Miller disparages its "excessive detail" and "sensational material." The case was settled in July 1987 with an agreement to withdraw the book, destroy copies remaining with the publisher and pay a small compensation to Miller. This was presumably also possible, due to the hushed-up scheming by the prominent heirs of the killers named in the book. When asked for details, the Oklahoma University Press stated no more than that the plagiarism was found to be "unintentional" and the first 155 pages could not be reproduced.
Despite the book being permanently out of print, it continues to be used as a source for major publications in the field of Native American studies. The bibliography of books that use Genocide and Vendetta as a reference is evidence of its importance to historians and scholars.
The book's importance goes beyond academia, reaching deep into the soil and fabric of Northern California. For that reason we advocated an alternative mean to re-release the book and distribute it to libraries (public and institutional) across the entire state, but particularly in northern counties where the genocide detailed in the book was perpetrated.