Focus on Feathers: A Complete Guide to American Indian Feather Craft is a how-to guide to creating feather headdresses, feather fans, and feather bustles. Written by a hobbyist with an interest in painting on feathers, this guide provides step-by-step instructions for creating personal feather projects. Identifying types of birds and their feathers according to scientific criteria is provided. The majority of projects are Plains oriented but the book includes a section on the Iroquois men's gustoweh. Unfortunately the book does not discuss the traditional teachings for the feathers or the regalia. Colour photographs throughout the book assist the reader in identifying the various types of feathers.