By Charles Hamilton
283pp., index, bibliography, 10 colour plates via George Catlin and eleven sketches by means of American Indian artists, one map. Illustrations contain endure claw necklace, Indian deerskin gown, Indian headdress, relationship scenes, buffalo hunt, maiden's ball video game, and so on. Contents via a number of natiave American members comprise An assault on a Flatboat via Peter Clarke - Wyandott; Boyhood instruction for the Warpath by means of Chiyesa - Sioux; The Peyote Cult by means of John Rave - Winnebago; Curing a Wounded Warriot by means of leader Plenty-Coups - Crow and masses else of putting up with curiosity.
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Sinew was split for thread, coarse strands for heavy work and medium fine or very fine strands for decorative work, then folded into little bundles and placed in a sewing kit. When the men came home from the hunt there were skins to be cleaned and tanned. New tipis were made and old ones, for the sake of frugality, made into clothing for children. From rawhide were made moccasin soles, bags and trunks for holding ceremonial garments, headdresses, and other articles to be kept in neatness and order.
Red Deer who was lying outside ready to do his part, wondered and wondered what had happened in there, but he did not dare call out to High Horse. Afterwhile the day began to break and Red Deer had to leave with the two ponies he had staked there for his comrade and girl, or somebody would see him. So he left. Now when it was getting light in the tepee, the girl awoke and the first thing she saw was a terrible animal, all white with black stripes on it, lying asleep beside her bed. So she screamed, and then the old woman screamed and the old man yelled.
From Cornplanter's Iroquois Indian Games and Dances. 53 The Sun Dance After a crayon drawing by an Indian. From J. O. Dorsey's ''A Study of Siouan Cults,'' 11th Annual Report, Bureau of American Ethnology. 71 Counting Coup By Running Antelope, a Sioux. From Garrick Mallery's "Picture-Writing of the North American Indians," 10th Annual Report, Bureau of American Ethnology. 97 Attack on a Village By Jesse Cornplanter, a Seneca. From Parker's The Code of Handsome Lake. 121 Fighting the White Men By Standing Bear, a Miniconjou Sioux.