This book has been considered for many years to be “the” reference manual for studying the people of the plains. Mails has done the research and has passed along in this book much of the day to day living of the people of the plains. Chapters include social customs, religion, government, weapons, and crafts. It really covers it all. In addition, Mystic Warriors of the Plains has been printed twice now, but this is one of the originals from 1972. If you are in need for a great go-to book about the people of the plains, the material is pretty remarkable.