As a Native photographer, I pride myself on knowing most of the old time photographers who documented the plains Indians. I had never heard of this woman or this book, so I was suprised to see it in a Mountain Press catalog. I had to order it and find out what it was all about. Imagine my excitement when I opened the book to find photographs of Plains Indians that I had never seen before. It was like a gift from the past. Unlike the posed photographs of Eastman, these photos are more what today we call "candid". Just people going about their daily activities.
Unfortunetly the book is a medium sized paperback, with paper of ordinary quality - meaning the photographs are small, dull and sometimes a bit fuzzy. Which makes to hard to tell whether a photograph is out of focus, or if it's the paper and resolution that makes it look fuzzy. However, it does have some color plates in the center of the book that are very beautiful - although some of those were hand colored and look a bit out of context for these types of photos.
Overall, its a treat to look through the photos; examining the details and faces, outfits and tipis, landscapes and structures of a world gone by but still held close to our hearts. As these photographs aren't widely known, nor the photographer (at least not that I am aware of) I would think this book could use a reprint on high end paper in big format. What a treasure that would be. Still worth adding to your collection in its current form.