Beauty, Honor, and Tradition: The Legacy of Plains Indian Shirts is the exhibition catalogue for the National Museum of the American Indian and the Minneapolis Institute of Art's show that celebrates and honour the craftsmanship and artistry of the decorated hide shirts from the Great Plains people. Drawing on the Museum's exquisite collection of 400 men's hide shirts, the co-curators George P. Horse Capture and his son Joseph Horse Capture, the book features 53 of the truly amazing leather shirts created during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. More than mere men's clothing, these shirts were created to honour warriors and tribal leaders, to adorn spiritual leaders, and to express animal power. One of the earliest shirts featured is one made about 1820 by a Mandan or Hidatsa woman using materials that included quills, glass beads, paint, hair, sinew and plant fiber. Essays and first-person accounts detail the significance of these shirts and their meanings including the complex relationship between the shirts, their makers, and their wearers. Two chapters focus on the detailed adornment to the shirts and jackets including the porcupine quillwork and later the use of European seed beads. This beautifully created book features 96 colour photographs and 10 halftones, each detailing the amazing bead and quillwork adorning the shirts. One of the more recently-created honour shirts is the one made for Alonzo Spang by his Northern Cheyenne family in 1972. The shirt commemorates his Ph.D. in education from Arizona State University, earned after years of study. Today some Plains women have created shirts for themselves including the one made by Deborah Magee Sherer (Blackfoot) in 1997. This shirt features deer and moose hides and woolen trade cloth, and it is white with a top panel and shoulders of blue, ornamented with glass beads, human and horse hair, linen thread and .22-caliber bullet casings. The book contains an index, bibliography and map. Recommended.