First published in 1975 and last available in 1993, this definitive study has long been the primary resource on the unique American Indian art form of parfleche production. This book includes detailed discussions on methods of preparation, tool usage and tribal decorations and is essential for anyone interested in collecting or reproducing rawhide containers. Of special interest is a chart of parfleche design characteristics, so that articles can be identified according to tribe or area. Includes 55 photographs, 80 color pattern designs and 74 line drawings. 256 pages. SC.