This book is geared toward all ages and gives step-by-step instructions on scores of crafts and outdoor skills cultivated by various Native American peoples over the centuries. In the spirit of “creativity kits,” this book outlines the history and purpose of the activity and then shows how to replicate the exact process, whether it's tanning leather; making moccasins; creating tools and utensils, musical instruments, and jewelry; or preparing food. Includes more than 200 illustrations by the author.
Learn how to:
*Construct a tipi and other shelters
*Craft tools for tanning
*Hunt, track, and trap animals for food
*Create authentic Native American clothing
*Make jewelry and ornaments
Make musical instruments and games
*Discover the basics of the Native American “kitchen”
Traditional Skills of the Native Americans is an authentic and valuable book for anyone who wants to share in the beauty and artistry of Native American history.
David Montgomery is a professional teacher and artist. He is also the author of Traditional Skills of the Mountain Men.