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by Ernest Thompson Seton


Animal Man
(Wamakaskan)

The degree of Animal Man may be conferred upon any one who takes 10 of these tests.

1. Draw from observation and identify the tracks of ten species of mammals.

2. Make a black track of four mammals (see Totem Board, January, 1925).

3. Follow the track of an animal or person (snow or mud allowed) for a mile and identify the species trailed.

4. Mount a mammal, according to the accepted standards of taxidermy.

5. Tan the pelt of some animal larger than a fox, so that the fur will not slip.

6. As above for a fox or a smaller animal.

7. Take a good recognizable photo of some wild animal in the field.

8. Take 10 good recognizable photos of ten species of wild mammals in captivity.

9. Tame some free wild animal so that it will come when called.

10. Identify 20 wild or domesticated mammals which have been observed in the field.

11. Identify 50 mammals in a Museum.

12. Identify and give the life history of five species of mammals which spend most of their time in the water.

13. Identify 20 fur bearing animals used commercially, observed in the field, museum or fur market.

14. Identify the horns from 10 species of wild animals and tell the distinguishing marks of each (antlers included).

15. Observe and study carefully the habits of some wild animals for two or more years, and write a record of your observations.

For "How To" Information, See: The Birch Bark Roll

 

 

   

 

 


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