"It was not possible for Indians to separate their life as people do today into different categories such as work, play, relgion and art. To them, every part of life and all forms of life made up 'the whole'. To ignore one part was to lessen, even destroy one's self."
The book is heavily illustrated with line drawings by Douglas Tait and Shannon Twofeathers. Douglas also illustrated 'Mouse Woman and the Mischief Makers' by Christie Harris.
Native Wiki has a comprehensive biography of Maria Campbell.
I searched widely to try and find a biography for Shannon Two Feathers, but was unsucessful. I am assuming that he is the same person that I found touted as a Legendary Aboriginal Musician who passed away in 1980 and was inducted into the Manitoba Aboriginal Music Hall of Fame, but can't confirm this. If you have additional information on Shannon Two Feathers, leave a comment with details. Thanks.
At the Spirit Wrestler Gallery I found pictures of grass baskets decorated with quills similar to the ones described in the book.
Teddy Rose has also posted a review at 'So Many Precious Books So Little Time'