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Survival Skills of Native California - CAMPBELL PAUL

Survival Skills of Native California

Paperback Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9780879059217
Number Of Pages: 474

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In the most comprehensive work of its kind, author Paul Campbell reveals the knowledge he has spent twenty years learning and reproducing from California's Natives. Included are sections on basic skills, the tools for gathering and preparing food, implements for household and personal necessity, as well as the arts of hunting and fishing.
Topics Include:
-Shelter: A Continuum of Simplicity
-Greens, Beans, Flowers and Other Vegetables
-Meat Preparation
-How to Make and Shoot a Bow and scores more
Survival skills is astounding in the breadth of skills taught, and contains more than 400 pages with 2,000 skills and nearly 1,000 instructional illustrations. With a variety of Native Californians, young and old, as his sources of information, the author delves into the practices they used to successfully live on a land that is often seemingly poor in life's essentials. This book offers the opportunity to see beyond the apparent, to overcome modernbred helplessness in the wild, and to capably employ the varied resources of earth's bounty that make survival possible.

Preface: The Wisdom of the California Hunter-Gathererp. VII
Introduction: Secrets of Indian Survivalp. XIII
Basic Skills, Tools of Gathering and Food Preparation, Implements of Household and Personal Necessity
How Coyote Brought Fire to the Karok
The Fire Drillp. 4
Fire--Some Indian Tipsp. 11
Shelter: A Continuum of Simplicity
Minimalistsp. 16
Wickiupsp. 18
Willow-framed Dome Housesp. 20
Locationp. 30
Waterp. 31
Chumash Water Bottlep. 34
Indian Travelp. 41
California Cordage--Fibers and Technologyp. 47
Trapsp. 57
California Digging Stickp. 67
Acorns and Other Bitter Nutsp. 80
Mortar and Pestlep. 92
Soaproot Brushp. 98
Acorn Storage Basketp. 100
Closely Twined and Coiled Basketsp. 103
A Breakfast of Sweet Acorn Mush with Boiled Shank of Venisonp. 113
Southern California Potteryp. 119
Greens, Beans, Flowers and Other Vegetablesp. 136
Sugar and Saltp. 146
Berries, Cherries and Other Fruitp. 149
Pine and Other Not So Bitter Nutsp. 157
Seeds and Seed Beaterp. 162
Matsp. 169
Carrying Netsp. 173
California Survival Basketp. 183
Household Brushesp. 188
A Strange Baja Basketp. 190
Wooden Bowls, Buckets and Vialsp. 196
The Technology of Good Groomingp. 202
Native California Clothing--An Overviewp. 208
Rabbitskin Blanketp. 213
Elderberry Bark Skirtp. 218
Yucca and Agave Fiber Sandals of Southern Californiap. 223
Yucca Slab Survival Sandalsp. 228
Moccasinsp. 231
Diegueno Rawhide Sandalsp. 235
Plaited Yucca Sandalsp. 236
California Elderwood Flutep. 239
Filtered Cigarettep. 244
Indian Stick Gamep. 246
Hunting and Fishing
California Indian Bows
The Northern California Wide-limbed, Sinew-backed Bowp. 254
The Sierra Nevada Hook-ended Sinew-backed Bowp. 258
The Southern California Plain Wood Bowp. 262
And Arrows
Northern California Arrowsp. 277
Southern California Arrowsp. 283
Quiversp. 295
How to Shoot an Indian Bowp. 298
Bowguardp. 305
The California Atlatlp. 307
The Atlatl Dartp. 312
Throwing the Atlatl Dartp. 318
California Knappingp. 320
Gluep. 332
Stalkingp. 335
How to Stalk, Kill and Eat a White-throated Woodratp. 340
California Hunting Magic: Split-twig Figurinesp. 346
California Rabbit Sticksp. 349
Slingp. 362
Snowshoesp. 364
Brain Tanningp. 369
Meat Preparationp. 374
Twined Bags and Hide Sacksp. 378
Wooden War Clubp. 381
Insects: Small Quarry, Big Proteinp. 385
How California Indians Made Tule Balsasp. 390
Tule Serving Trayp. 396
Twined Double Basket Pomo Fish Trapp. 397
Fishing Netsp. 405
Harpoons, Fish and Sea Mammalsp. 416
Indian Anglingp. 423
Fish Poisonp. 433
Fish and Shellfish Preparationp. 435
Bibliographyp. 440
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ISBN: 9780879059217
ISBN-10: 0879059214
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 474
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: Gibbs M. Smith Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.6 x 22.2  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.08