Owl's Eyes and Seeking a Spirit: Kootenai Indian Stories contains two retellings of Kootenai traditional stories specially developed by the Kootenai Culture Committee, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. These stories were recorded by Kootenai Elders and illustrated by Kootenai artists. Originally published as part of the Indian Reading Series in 1981, this reissue is written at the grade four reading level. In Owl Eyes this brief story explains why Owl has large eyes. Owl's eyes are large because his friend Mouse was eaten by Snake. Owl was too late to assist his friend. In Seeking a Spirit, the story recounts how a young Kootenai boy goes to the top of a mountain on his vision quest. He is looking for guidance for the rest of his life. Here he makes a sacrifice and asks for help. A buffalo comes to guide the boy and young man becomes a great hunter who provides for his family and community. The book is illustrated with simple black and white drawings guiding the reader through the action. An endnote explains the Plateau culture area of the Kootenai Nation as well as describing the importance of traditional stories as entertainment and as a teaching tool for children.