The formatting is very well done. Given the rarity of photographs at the time, there is a good selection of them, and a nice mix of people and places. There's plenty of white space on the page, and each page has an attractive border of curlicues around it. It is arranged more like a fiction book than a modern nonfiction book with lots of pictures and color: his lacked sidebars and additional information. This is very appealing to readers who don't like nonfiction and aren't as fond of sidebars as I am.
It's very hard to find #OwnVoices books about Native Americans, although there are starting to be more published. Bruchac is the most well known author of middle grade fiction incorporating Native American themes, and he has done some nonfiction books as well, such as Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker's Story, Jim Thorpe, Original All-American, and Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving. Bruchac always does a great job at making his books readable and also packed full of information.