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

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

Julian Harris Salomon

Language: English

Pages: 432

ISBN: 1629145777

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A fascinating introduction to a variety of Native American projects and history!

Learn everything there is to know about Indian crafts and lore. Julian Harris Salomon takes you on a breathtaking journey of Native American customs and traditions. Originally published in 1928, this book is filled with dozens of illustrations portraying Indian art that will help you learn about traditional creations and customs. See why camp directors and leaders of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts look to Indian lore to enrich their programs in handicrafts, ceremonial studies, and geography. Some of the many projects featured include:

Crafting eagle-feather bonnets
Building campfires
Making bow and arrows
Constructing tipis and wigwams

Adults and children alike will learn about the history behind each and every project. Why are dance ceremonies an integral part of Native American culture? Why did the Indians prefer using a bow and arrows for survival in an age when muskets were the norm? Explore the numerous methods and instructions for an assortment of games and sports, such as lacrosse, football race, and toss and catch. These particular games and dances weren’t just for entertainment; they were also performed to avert disaster, heal the sick, and summon rain.

The Book of Indian Crafts and Indian Lore isn’t just an instructional piece, but an anthropologist’s companion. It is a book of wonder containing valuable research and information you won’t find anyplace else.













can best be held in place by small brads driven in through the bottom and sides of the box. At this end of the box screw to each side the two diagonal arms, Fig. 59. These should be six inches long and should extend three inches beyond the end of the box. Cut a piece of broomstick just long enough to fit tightly between the two arms and drive the brass-headed tack partly into its center. Fasten the broomstick between the arms by a screw driven through the arms into each end of it. Holes slightly

this in place through the opening in the opposite end of the shell, nicely fitting it by careful whittling. When it is in place burn two holes on each side through the upper and lower shells and through the handle. A thong is passed through these and tied underneath to hold the handle in place. The other end of the shell is closed with a strip of rawhide, cut to fit, and sewn in place by means of small holes burned in its edges and those of the upper and lower levels. Pebbles or shot are used as

and were also used for bedding. Moccasins were of the forest type, with soft soles and puckered fronts. In the south sandals similar to those of the Southwestern Indians and to the Mexican hueracho were used. Californian homes were simple shelters of brush, bark, grass, and tule, or rough lean-tos made of poles. For crossing streams wooden canoes and a canoe-like raft of tule rushes, called a balsa, were used. Other boats were made of planks lashed together and of large baskets coated with

an additional target. The bone nearest the skewer should be painted red with water-proof draughtsmen’s ink, the one next to it blue, the next yellow, and the fourth black. When finished the game should appear as in Fig. 146. If caught, the red bone counts twenty-five, the blue twenty, the yellow fifteen, and the black ten. Each hole in the leather counts five. A game is for two hundred and fifty. The players toss in turn. Snow Snake With the growing popularity of winter camping the game of

(Bulletins 48 and 53. B.A.E.). Government Printing Office. Mandan and Hidatsa Music (Bulletin 80, B.A.E.). Government Printing Office. Northern Ute Music (Bulletin 75, B.A.E.). Government Printing Office. Teton Sioux Music (Bulletin 61, B.A.E.). Government Printing Office. The American Indians and their Music. Woman’s Press. FLETCHER, ALICE C., Indian Games and Dances with Native Songs. C. C. Birchard. Indian Story and Song from North America. Small, Maynard & Company. VII. INDIAN POETRY

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