For the first time, my 4th grader had to do a research project and oral presentation on the Ute tribe. We found this book at our library and it was a wonderful source, not only for us but for other tribal groups. This book provides good visuals, followed by clear step-by-step instructions on how to make things such as native clothing, musical instruments, housing, and so on. It also gives a good amount of information on habitat, diet, religious life, tribal structure, etc. and compares various tribes, according to geographical area and lifestyle. This book inspired my daughter and her classmates to design a diorama which included a wickiup (typical Ute living space), teepee and willow house. We made dresses, tunics, and moccasins and painted them with traditional designs, using symbols from the book. We also made a drum, shaker, and spear, all with directions and pictures from this book. The presentation was fabulous. Their teacher liked this book so much we are donating a copy to the classroom.