American Plains Indians is one of the titles in Osprey Publishing's Men-at-Arms series. All titles in the series are well-researched and contain full-colour plates of the uniforms or clothing worn by military forces of the past and present. In this title, the author and illustrator focus on the Aboriginal People of the Plains culture region. The book takes a narrow focus in the tribal groups portrayed during the period from the 1800s to the Little Bighorn Battle, 1876. The first plate details the clothing styles of Hidatsa and Assiniboin warriors. The next two plates depict Blackfoot men and women including a male Elder, a female Elder, and a mother and child. Clothing for summer and winter are shown along with a teepee in the background. A two-page spread depicts Sioux and Crow warriors on horseback during the late 19th century. The next plate shows an Arapaho Ghost Dancer and an Arapaho woman from the Buffalo Society. Kiowa and Comanche men and women are featured in the seventh plate. The Kiowa man is shown on horseback, and the Kiowa woman is shown holding a cradleboard. The final plate depicts a scene from the 1876 battle at the Little Bighorn. A Cheyenne warrior is shown on horseback; a Crow male scout is shown wearing a partial US 7th Cavalry uniform with moccasins and leggings; and the Cheyenne woman warrior, Buffalo Calf Road Woman are featured in this last scene. This woman's clothing features a trade cloth dress edged with ribbon and decorated with elk-milk teeth. She carries a .44 Dragoon Colt. The essay documents Plains camp life, the impact of the horse, trade, warfare, the tipi, ceremonies, the vision quest, and treaties. Detailed illustrations show beadwork and quillwork techniques, tipi living arrangements, the importance of the buffalo, and feather designs accompany the text. Maps, archival photographs, and photos of material culture add to the value of this guide. The final section of the book includes a detailed description of each plate noting the sources consulted. The illustrator made effective use of museum collections, contemporary paintings and drawings, and eyewitness accounts. Each book in the series is highly recommended for their authentic illustrations.