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Crafts and Skills of the Native Americans - Tipis, Canoes, Jewelry, Moccasins by David Montgomery

Crafts and Skills of the Native Americans - Tipis, Canoes, Jewelry, Moccasins by David Montgomery

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This is an illustrated step by step guide which helps you replicate the skills and crafts of a variety of Native American Indian tribes, such as the Sioux, Navajo, Hopi, Chippewa and others. Topics covered include:

  • Shelters: Tipi, Wigwam, Pit Dwelling
  • Tools: Tanning scraper, fire making, awl
  • Weapons: bows, arrows, arrow points, knives, blow gun, fish lance
  • Hunting, Tracking, Trapping: animal track identification, making traps
  • Tanning
  • Clothing: Leggings, shirts, moccasins, robes, blankets
  • Cooking & Eating Utensils
  • Foods: foods are listed with food preparation
  • Transportation: dogs, horses, saddles, canoes
  • Assorted Gear: pouches, bags, quivers, cases
  • Jewelry and Ornaments
  • Bead and Quill Work
  • Native American Indian Musical Instruments and Games

Crafts and Skills of Native Americans is a fascinating, practical guide to the skills that have made Native American famous worldwide as artisans and craftsmen. Readers can replicate traditional Native American living by trying a hand at brain tanning, identifying animal tracks, or constructing a horse saddle. Readers can even make distinctive Native American beaded jewelry, a variety of moccasins, headdresses, and gourd rattles. Native American style is unique and popular, especially among young people, historians, and those with a special interest in the American West.

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  • Crafts and Skills of the Native Americans: Tipis, Canoes, Jewelry, Moccasins, and More

    David R. Montgomery


  • Binding: Soft Cover

    Copyright: 2009

    Pages: 222

    Size: 5.5 x 8.5 in.

    Condition: New

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