Indian Crafts and Skills

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Cedar Fort, Dec 1, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 214 pages
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Indian Crafts and Skills provides an excellent study of American Indian handiwork, both practical and artistic. This guide not only describes the skills Indians developed, but it also gives specific instructions for creating many kinds of Indian handiwork. the author, a skilled craftsman, explains the various types of shelters and tools used by the Indians, as well as weapons of warfare and hunting. Trapping and tracking are vividly described, complete with descriptions to help the reader identify almost every kind of wild animal track. Step-by-step, concise, easy-to-read instructions will tell you all you need to know about re-creating the Indian way of life. Not only will you explore the practical aspects of Indian livelihood, but you will also discover the beauty and joy of the Indian culture. This book is supplemented with a complete list of reference books and supply sources to help in creating the magic and mystery of Indian handiwork. Indian Crafts and Skills is an exciting book for people who wish to share in the heritage of skill and the artistry of the ancient inhabitants of America.

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I like this book it reminds me of my uncle who taught me how to do these crafts when I was younger and if your really interested in how to do crafts like these this book is a excellent source

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David R. Montgomery was born in Tucson, Arizona. He earned a B.A. degree in Art Education at Southern Utah State College. While teaching high school art courses, he completed an M.A. in the same field from the University of Utah in 1976. He is a professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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