There are techniques of beading methods and information on the development of Lakota-Dakota-Nakota designs. Over eighty photographs and drawings enrich the book and offers a valuable resource of authentic designs for readers interested in crafts and Native American and Lakota culture.
The section on quillwork includes an explanation of techniques such as quill wrapping, sewing, and plaiting. In beadwork styles such as lazy stitch and loom beading are studied. An educational and historic overview of each craft is also explained. This book has remained very popular since it was first published in 1954 and was later revised.