Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

Spring 2006


Published in Great Plains Research 16:1 (Spring 2006). Copyright © 2006 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Used by permission.


The Art of the Warriors is a beautifully designed and lucid introduction to Plains rock art. Written by one of the foremost authorities on this subject, Forest Service archaeologist James D. Keyser, it neither mystifies nor oversimplifies. This glossy, oversized volume will appeal to three primary audiences: those who love the Great Plains but know little about rock art, those who love rock art but know little about the Great Plains, and scholars who enjoyed Keyser and Klaasen's Plains Indian Rock Art ( 2003) but longed for color photos. Useful endnotes and an extensive bibliography complement the lavishly illustrated text.