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by Ernest Thompson Seton


Indian Craftsman
(Inanokiwin)

The Degree of Indian Craftsman may be conferred on any one who takes fifteen of these tests

1. Follow a track one mile without help. Snow or tracking irons allowed.

2. Know 100 signs of the sign language.

3. Know six standard blazes.

4. Know the four stone signs. Demonstrate in Council.

5. Know the four twig signs. Demonstrate in Council.

6. Know the four grass signs. Demonstrate in Council.

7. Know two standard tests of eyesight used by Indians.

8. Make a bead band at least eight inches long and twelve beads wide.

9. Make a piece of porcupine quillwork at least one inch by eight.

10. Make and paint an Indian four-post bed.

11. Carve and paint a totem pole, Chief's seat, or Tally Keeper's table.

12. Make and decorate a bench for Council Ring.

13. Make and decorate an Indian teepee. Full size.

14. Make and use a willow bed.

15. Make a pair of leggings decorated in good design.

16. Make a shield and spear for the Lone Hunter dance.

17. Make an Indian drum with decorations and stick complete.

18. Make a Navajo loom and weave a rug on it (grass woof with thirty warp strings is allowed).

19. Be responsible for locating, planning, and completing a Council Ring.

20. Make a dry painting for "Four Fires." Demonstrate at Council.

21. Construct a burlap deer according to directions

22. Construct a burlap bear according to Book of Woodcraft.

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

 

 

   

 

 


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