How did Indians meet the challenge of the unknown? What lessons did they teach their young? How did they have fun? This amply illustrated guide to the crafts, games, and activities of American Indians answers these questions while providing valuable lessons for boys and girls as they learn about the Indian way of life.
Noted naturalist, recreation authority, and expert on Indian life Allan Macfarlan leads you on adventures of exploration, voyaging, tracking, and trailing, with suggestions for more than 1,000 projects for indoor and outdoor activities. You’ll find valuable advice on woodcrafting, knot-tying, making and reading maps, and charting courses as well as important information on observing wildlife, cooking, and conservation, canoeing and watercraft, water sports and field games, signaling and storytelling, and much more. Excellent pointers on safety and first aid measures are stressed throughout this handy how-to book.
Written for camp counselors, teachers, church groups, amateur naturalists, outdoor adventurers, parents — anyone who plans to direct the recreational activities of youngsters — this practical and comprehensive handbook also offers much insight in to the cultural lives of Native Americans, making it of immense interest to anyone fascinated by Indian life and lore.
Reprint of the Association Press, 1961 edition.
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|Author/Editor||Allan A. Macfarlan|
|Dimensions||5 3/8 x 8 1/2|