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by Ernest Thompson Seton


Backwoods Handicraft
(Shdginapi)

The Degree of Backwoods Handicraftsman may be conferred on any one who takes seven of these tests

1. Make a birch or hickory broom.

2. Make a hunter's lamp.

3. Make an Indian or willow bed.

4. Make a four-poster to carry the willow bed.

5. Make a wooden kneading trough.

6. Make a noggin or wooden drinking cup of a tree burl.

7. Make a basket to hold at least a quart using raffia, spruce roots, rattan, or other strong material.

8. Make a box or vessel of birch bark tight enough to hold any ordinary grain.

9. Build a cabin.

10. Temper a knife.

11. Build a boat to carry one or more.

12. Make a Navajo loom.

13. Build a stone or brick bake oven.

14. Tan a pelt with the fur on.

15. Remove the hair from a calfskin without using a knife or injuring the skin.

16. Repair a boot with a patch.

17. Make a pair of moccasins.

18. Use an axe correctly.

19. Weave a rug or mat.

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

 

 

   

 

 


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