About the Author
Author Horace Goodhue, widely respected in the world of beadwork and well known as the author of "Indian Bead-Weaving Patterns," died at home early in the morning on July 16, 1997. His book, which has sold thousands of copies, documents more Indian beadwork techniques than any other book ever published. The book was a labor of love for Goodhue. "His mission was to carry on the beadwork of Indians, even when some of the younger people were not learning the traditions from their grandparents," said Orpha Goodhue, his wife. Although not a Native American, Goodhue held a deep respect for these people through many contacts over the years. "Horace loved people and gained a great deal of energy from them. He listened to people and related to them through their perspective." All beaders are deeply in his debt.