Native American Survival Skills: How to Make Primitive Tools and Crafts from Natural Materials

By W. Ben Hunt

W. Ben Hunt, whose Sioux identify used to be Tasunka Witko, traveled through the Midwest, residing with a number of local American tribes, eventually settling close to the location of the final Sioux rebellion. right here he presents step by step directions and specified dimensions to make Sioux ghost shirts, Plains Indian shields, field traps, Iniut snowshoes, and extra. From making rawhide to placing the completing touches on a couple of moccasins, rookies and pro woodsmen alike will get pleasure from making the instruments and camp gear that have been used for hundreds of years. Native American Survival Skills is a outstanding resource of knowledge concerning the americans who first pioneered self-sufficient dwelling. In it, there are classes for we all today.

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In utilizing the ideas of woodcraft and campcraft of the yank Indian, you're fashioning gadgets that re-create the time and lifetime of a very good humans. yet, such a lot of all, benefit from the forests, and dwell for and with the land that the Indians enjoyed so good. This version of W. Ben Hunt's paintings was once created with assistance from magnificent researchers: Susan Otto of the Milwaukee Public Museum picture assortment in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Laura Nash of the Museum of the yankee Indian in long island urban Laura Nash allowed the editors and clothier to go to the museum, and helped entry images that appeared to mirror the tasks in W. Ben Hunt's illustrations. Susan Otto despatched us dozens of photocopies of artifacts and helped us make a choice from her broad documents. This paintings is time eating, and we enjoy the additional attempt that was once made. CONTENTS simple instruments AND fabrics The Workshop instruments fabrics easy methods to Make Rawhide find out how to MAKE RAWHIDE Knife and Ax Sheaths KNIFE SHEATHS—AX SHEATHS Sandals SANDALS OF RAWHIDE Tanning an easy TANNING technique INDIAN garments Buckskin Shirts INDIAN BUCKSKIN blouse Sioux Ghost Shirts SIOUX GHOST SHIRTS Indian Leggings and Breechclout INDIAN LEGGINGS AND BREECHCLOUT Indian Moccasins INDIAN MOCCASINS Concha Belts MAKE A BELT CONCHAS INDIAN DESIGNS AND undefined fabrics and Designs INDIAN DESIGNS AND undefined Indian Symbols and Designs INDIAN SYMBOLS AND DESIGNS Indian Beadwork INDIAN BEADWORK Vests BEADED INDIAN VESTS INDIAN AND RODEO VESTS HEADDRESSES AND NECKLACES Roach A CHEYENNE ROACH struggle Bonnets and Headdresses INDIAN FEATHER HEADDRESS A STOUAN TURBAN HEADRESS Indian struggle Bonnets INDIAN warfare BONNET Indian Necklaces endure CLAW NECKLACE Pump Drills A PUMP DRILL tricks on operating with Bone INDIAN “BONE” BREASTPLATE BONE AND SHELL NECKLACE INDIAN CEREMONIES medication Poles or possession Staffs LANCES CEREMONIAL LANCES—COUP STIKS possession STAFFS Whittling WHITTLING fake Faces and mask CARVING AND WHITTLING fake FACES AND mask fake FACES AND mask Neckerchief Slides NECKERCHIEF SLIDES Indian Peace Pipes INDIAN PEACE PIPES Ceremonial Indian Bow and Arrows CEREMONIAL INDIAN BOW AND ARROWS Kachina Dolls HOPI TIHUS DOLLS looking, struggle, AND video games Shields PLANINS INDIAN SHIELDS Indian warfare golf equipment INDIAN struggle golf equipment A CHIPPEWA FISH SPEAR FROG SPEARS Lacrosse Sticks LACROSSE STICKS Throwing Stick Throwing Arrows CROW THROWING ARROWS HOPI THROWING STICK Indian Hoop video game INDIAN HOOP video game field Traps field TRAPS INDIANS OF THE NORTH Indian Totem Poles Totem Pole. TOTEM POLE Snow Goggles SNOW GOGGLES Arctic Hand Sled ARCTIC HAND SLED Indian Snowshoes of wooden INDIAN SNOWSHOES OF wooden Alaskan Eskimo Snowshoes ALASKAN ESKIMO SNOWSHOES Bow Drills A BOW DRILLS round the CAMPFIRE Lazy Squaw Coiled Baskets LAZY SQUAW STTTCH COILED GRASS BASKETS Birch-Bark Baskets BIRCH-BARK BASKETS Pack Rack Indian Ladles, Bowls, and consuming Cups INDIAN LADLES, BOWLS, AND ingesting CUPS Bag Weaving forest INDIAN BAG WEAVING Turtle Shells different makes use of FOR TURTLE SHELLS INDIAN tune Flageolet or Love Flute INDIAN FLAGEOLET OR LOVE FLUTE Indian Tom-Tom tips to MAKE AN INDIAN TOM-TOM Indian Gourd Rattles INDIAN GOURD RATTLES BEADED ARM BANDS FEATHER ARM embellishes SLEIGH BELL LEG BANDS TIN CONE ANKLE BANDS THE INDIAN means Packsaddles PACKSADDLES puppy Harnesses puppy HARNESSES Indian Tepee INDIAN TEPEE Indian Wigwams INDIAN WIGWAMS Crooked Knife and Skew Knife INDIAN CROOKED KNIFE A SKEW KNIFE Fires FIRES Camp Knife CAMP KNIFE word list of Sioux Names Index Courtesy of the us division of the inner.

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