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Title:
Indian handcrafts
Author:
Wilbur, C. Keith, 1923-2009.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Chester, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
135 pages, 5 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Summary:
Describes and gives instructions for making, a variety of traditional Indian tools, implements, clothing, toys, ornaments, and other items.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780871064967
Format :
Book

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Indian Handcrafts explains how each object evolved, how it was used, and what tools and materials you need to re-create it.


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YA-- A profusion of detailed pen-and-ink drawings amplify the precise, thorough directions for constructing a variety of Indian wares, including birchbark and gourd containers, snakeskin belts, wigwams, and fishnets. Useful for native American studies, Boy Scout badge requirements, and general interest. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Foreword
Atlatl--A Throwing Stickp. 1
Atlatl Constructionp. 2
Atlatl Making Todayp. 3
Atlatl Dartp. 3
Bowsp. 6
Crafting Today's Bowp. 7
Arrowsp. 11
Probable Arrow Making of the Late Archaic Culturep. 11
Reproducing the Arrowp. 12
Archery Formp. 14
Arrow Pointsp. 15
Reproducing the Arrow Pointp. 17
Arrow Points of Other Materialsp. 18
Lashing Arrow Pointsp. 21
Decoysp. 23
Reproducing the Duck Decoyp. 24
Goose Decoyp. 26
Snarep. 29
Reproducing the "Figure 4"p. 29
Fish Spearsp. 31
Reproducing the Bone Fish Spearp. 31
Iron Fish Spearsp. 31
Purse Netp. 32
Reproducing the Purse Netp. 32
The Wigwamp. 35
The Roundhousep. 35
The Longhousep. 37
Reconstructing the Wigwam Framep. 38
Covering the Framep. 38
Dugout Canoesp. 43
Reproducing the Dugoutp. 44
Paddlesp. 47
Trade Shirtp. 48
Finger-woven beltp. 52
Reproducing the Woven Beltp. 52
Braiding Patternsp. 54
Snakeskin Beltp. 56
Algonquian Footwearp. 57
Moccasin Decorationp. 58
Natural Dyesp. 61
Lacingsp. 63
Lacings from Plantsp. 64
Root Lacingsp. 65
Thread and Cordagep. 66
Bark Containersp. 67
Notes on Crafting White-Birch Containersp. 67
Container Patternsp. 70
Carved Utensilsp. 76
Reproducing the Burl Bowlp. 76
Hardwood Bowlp. 77
Burl Nogginp. 78
Drinking Cupp. 79
Spoonp. 79
Ladlep. 80
Scoopp. 80
Metal Spoonsp. 81
Reproducing Spoonsp. 81
Annealingp. 82
Gourd Containersp. 83
Potteryp. 84
Clay Sources and Qualitiesp. 84
Preparationp. 84
Making the Potp. 84
Indian Gardenp. 87
Plotting the Garden Plotp. 90
After the Harvestp. 91
Simple Indian Cookingp. 92
Maple Sugaringp. 96
Making Maple Syrup and Sugar Todayp. 96
Fire by Frictionp. 99
Reproducing the Rubbing Stickp. 99
Strike-a-Lightp. 100
Tinder Hornp. 101
Strike-a-Light-Pouchp. 102
Knivesp. 103
Reproducing the Knifep. 104
Knife Sheathsp. 107
Crooked Knifep. 108
False-Face Mask--Iroquoisp. 110
Indian Broomp. 112
Mortars and Pestlesp. 113
Snowshoesp. 114
Reconstructing the Snowshoep. 115
Steaming the Woodp. 120
King Philip's "Tomahawk"p. 121
Stolen!p. 121
Children's Toysp. 122
Cattail Duckp. 122
Cattail Dollp. 123
Cornhusk Dollp. 123
Toy Axp. 125
Ceramic Dollp. 125
Gamesp. 125
Dice Gamep. 125
Pin Gamep. 126
Snow Snakep. 127
Soapstone Pipesp. 128
Prehistoric Pipe Makingp. 128
Reproducing a Bowl Pipep. 129
Pump Drillp. 130
Making a No-Frills Pump Drillp. 130
Ornamentsp. 132
Drilled Beadsp. 132
Reproducing Drilled Beadsp. 133
Copper Beadsp. 134
Crafting Rolled Beadsp. 134
Pendantsp. 134
Other Decorationsp. 135