Aboriginal Cultures in Alberta: Five Hundred Generations was co-produced by the Provincial Museum of Alberta and Syncrude as a partnership to support the museum exhibition, Aboriginal Cultures in Alberta. While the 81-page resource begins with a section based on traditional archaeological understanding of First Nations' origins, the remaining sections of the book cover the history and culture of the First Nations and Métis of Alberta. Using numerous colour photographs, artwork, and illustrations, the book offers secondary students and the general reader an opportunity to appreciate First Nations' cultural history in the Canadian West. Sections offer basic overviews of buffalo hunting, the seasonal round, spirituality, trade networks, the fur trade, northern ways of life, southern ways of life, Treaties and the Indian Act, resistance, residential schools, ranching, missionaries, Métis settlements, veterans, The White Paper, The Red Paper, political organizations, self-government, urban issues, education, economic development, health and healing, justice, and the arts. The book contains several maps, as well as extensive quotes from Elders and the historical record allowing the voices of First Nations and Métis to resonate. This makes a valuable resource for any school or public library.