A Braid of Lives edited by Neil Philip is a collection of writings by American Indians remembering their childhoods from about 100 to 150 years ago. Almost every other page is a huge black and white photograph of American Indian kids and parents. The stories and pictures are both amazing! There are funny stories about games and about getting in trouble, but also stories about what was most important to them and their families. I thought it was interesting how in almost every story the kids just wanted to be able to do what the grownups and the bigger kids were doing, and they would work hard until they could run as fast or ride a horse as well as the others. If you are interested in how kids lived in the past in America, this is the book for you.