Book of Indian Crafts and Indian Lore

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9780060251604: Book of Indian Crafts and Indian Lore

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.

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About the Author:

Julian Harris Salomon was a historical expert of Native American culture when befriended by an Indian boy who made him his first set of bow and arrows. Since then, he had taken the mantle in reviving and studying the history of America’s long historic culture.

Review:

This most fascinating and instructive book on the subject of Indians that I have read since my early studies of Catlin . . . a perfect guide book to Boy Scouts and others.” Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement

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