The purpose of the series is to introduce people to American Indian artists and their fine arts. This book profiles six Rio Grande Tewa Pueblos located in northern New Mexico: Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Tesuque, Nambe, and Pojoaque. Over 750 artists from the past two centuries are profiled. The book includes over 500 illustrations of artist portraits, and hundreds of pots.
This book was created with the cooperation of Pueblo Indian artists. Through artist surveys, archival research and personal interviews, information was collected in 25 categories: including the artist's pueblo, moiety (social group), clan (group of extended families), active years, lifespan, family relationships, education, teachers, students, awards, demonstrations, exhibitions, collections, favorite designs, publications, and twenty years of auction records. Many completed a personal statement, "I enjoy creating artwork, because..." Some wrote or narrated autobiographical statements.
Following the biographies are family tree charts which illustrate how artistic traditions are passed down from one generation to the next. The bibliography focuses on Tewa Pueblo artists and their arts.