Identity by Design: Tradition, Change, and Celebration in Native Women's Dresses is a lavishly illustrated catalogue that accompanies the National Museum of the American Indian's exhibition about clothing of Native American women. This recent exhibition celebrates the unbroken legacy of clothing styles the Native women from the Great Plains, Great Basin and Plateau culture regions designed and created. Their clothing designs and intricate beadwork as revealed in the dresses from the 1830s to the contemporary shawls, moccasins, bags, belts and hair accessories of the present day express the talent of American Indian women. Regional styles and the artistic vision of celebrated dress makers are displayed in the written essays and remarkable colour photographs of their art. Close-up photographs of beadwork designs and ribbonwork reveal the artistic integrity of Native women. Essays by scholars such as Emil Her Many Horses, Colleen Cutschall, Elizabeth Woody, and Janet Catherine Berlo explore the range of women designers from the past and the present. This beautiful hardcover book is a joy to view and read.