Reverend Dr. Alonzo Bunker was a Baptist missionary in Burma. His works include: Soo Thah: A Tale of the Making of the Karen Nation (1902) and Sketches From the Karen Hills (1910). "This is a true story. While its narration is not always chronological, yet all the incidents herein told are facts which occurred in the experience of the writer, or within his knowledge. All the characters are true to name and life, except Soo Thah, whose real name was Soo Yah. This change has been made in order that certain incidents in the story might be added to his life to complete a true picture. "