The illustrations in this book are superb! Loved the colors and the warmth on every page. The text was sparse but effective. I almost graded it down a star for lack of text until I realized that every page sparked a discussion about what was going on in the pictures. Discussions about buffaloes, canoes, the design of the homes... almost every page could be used as a topic starter. It was wonderful that Bruchac included groups that are not as well known as others.
My biggest gripe is that there was no pronunciation key for this book. I would have really liked to have a handy guide to help me with some of the more difficult names.
Overall, Great book!