The Book of Indian Crafts and Indian Lore: The Perfect Guide to Creating Your Own Indian-Style Artifacts

By Julian Harris Salomon

A interesting advent to a number of local American tasks and history!

Learn every little thing there's to understand approximately Indian crafts and lore. Julian Harris Salomon takes you on a wide ranging trip of local American customs and traditions. initially released in 1928, this e-book is stuffed with dozens of illustrations portraying Indian paintings that can assist you know about conventional creations and customs. See why camp administrators and leaders of Boy Scouts and woman Scouts glance to Indian lore to counterpoint their courses in handicrafts, ceremonial reports, and geography. many of the many initiatives featured include:

Crafting eagle-feather bonnets
development campfires
Making bow and arrows
developing tipis and wigwams

Adults and kids alike will know about the historical past at the back of every venture. Why are dance ceremonies an essential component of local American tradition? Why did the Indians favor utilizing a bow and arrows for survival in an age while muskets have been the norm? discover the varied tools and directions for an collection of video games and activities, comparable to lacrosse, soccer race, and toss and capture. those specific video games and dances weren’t only for leisure; they have been additionally played to steer clear of catastrophe, heal the ill, and summon rain.

The booklet of Indian Crafts and Indian Lore isn’t simply an academic piece, yet an anthropologist’s spouse. it's a booklet of ask yourself containing priceless examine and data you won’t locate anywhere else.

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Brick clay, with a purpose to burn pink, is mainly appropriate. mould your pipe to the form proven within the drawings and minimize out the openings for the bowl and stem with around sticks. Dry the pipe within the coloration after which within the oven of a range. it can be fired in a wooden fireplace out-of-doors or higher but in a kitchen range. position it without delay within the coals and go away it there in a single day or till the hearth burns out. don't try and get rid of it whereas it's hot or it might crack. Fig. 103. Pipe Bowl For the stem, not anything is healthier than an ash sapling corresponding to was once utilized by the Indians. reduce a stick a bit higher than you will want the completed stem to be and peel off the outer bark. an outstanding dimension is ready one inch in diameter and eighteen inches lengthy. Dry this completely after which soft it by means of planing and with sandpaper. Now with a red-hot cord burn out the primary pith. a bit of iron baling twine is simply correct for this function. reduce the mouthpiece and pipe insert at the ends as proven in Fig. 104. The stem might be embellished through carving, portray, or burning designs on it or studding it with brass headed tacks. otherwise you may possibly make a medication pipe of it by way of adorning it with strips of fur, bunches of horsehair or feathers as proven in Fig. one hundred and five. The horsehair and fur strips are guaranteed to the stem with linen thread lined with water resistant cement and the feathers are laced including leather-based thongs drawn via their shafts. Fig. 104. Pipe Stems The Pipe Bag Pipes and tobacco have been carried in lengthy baggage, seriously fringed, by means of the Dakota and such a lot in their acquaintances at the plains. A bag of this kind could be made from break up calfskin, sheepskin, or the other delicate leather-based. the back and front of the bag are made up of one piece of leather-based 16 inches extensive and twenty-four inches lengthy. one other, reduce 8 inches sq., is needed for the ground fringe (Fig. 106). Pipe baggage with Bead and Quill (AMNH) Fig. 106. Pipe Bag trend Fig 107. Thong Lacing process The bag can be sewed or laced jointly. when you use the latter procedure, make holes with a leather-based punch a part inch aside round the 3 aspects of the big piece and alongside one fringe of the leather-based that's to shape the perimeter. Then with a thong an 8th of an inch vast lace the bag jointly by way of the tactic proven in Fig. 107. The ends of the thong are tied with a sq. knot and cemented including water-resistant cement. the perimeter piece is laced among the ground edges of the bag and minimize right into a fringe whilst the lacing is completed. A thong, a part inch broad, might be laced round the best of the bag for use as a drawstring for final it. If the bag is to be beaded, this paintings may be performed ahead of the components are laced jointly. A pipe bag of this kind is great for wearing a fire-by-friction outfit in. Strike-a-light Pouches After the creation of flint and metal, the Indian carried those implements on his belt in small baggage referred to as strike-a-light pouches. those have been of quite a few sizes and styles. they're simply made and are beautiful to put on with a whole dress or with camp outfits.

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