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  • Wigwam Building #2
    by morningstarstudio on September 8, 2012 at 12:24 AM
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    Wigwam Building #2 - This is a time lapse video of students building a wigwam covered with birch rolls. It is rather fast, but shows some of the basics. End result is similar to wigwams of the Northeast woodland people.

  • Building a Wigwam #1
    by morningstarstudio on September 8, 2012 at 12:14 AM
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    Wigwam Building #1 - This segment shows what type of wood is used and how it is prepared for the framework of a wigwam. Video is by the Institute for American Indian Studies.

  • Making a Bow Drill & Fire
    by morningstarstudio on September 7, 2012 at 3:27 AM
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    Making a Bow Drill for Fire - This wilderness video shows one how to make a bow drill set and to use it to make coals for a fire. Very clear and detailed.

  • Harvesting Birch Bark from a Stick
    by morningstarstudio on July 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    Harvesting Birch Bark from a Stick - This video demonstrates how to harvest small cylinders of birch bark for containers from small branches.

  • Fishing Salmon by Hand
    by morningstarstudio on July 2, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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    Fishing Salmon by Hand - Fishing by hand should only be done in familiar waters to avoid encountering other unfriendly wildlife. In a survival situation, it is possible to fish with no equipment. It takes patience, but has been effective for thousands of years.

  • Finger Weaving for Sashes
    by morningstarstudio on July 2, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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    Finger Weaving for Sashes - This is a primary tutorial on how to finger weave. Many people weave sashes or cuff and leg bands. While this does not get into patterns, it is a good tutorial for learning how the finger weaving is done.

  • Caribou/Moose Tufting
    by morningstarstudio on July 2, 2012 at 1:10 AM
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    Carbou/Moose Tufting - Canadian artist demonstrates Caribou Hair Tufting on a hair piece. This technique could also be used with moose hair. Caribou hair is finer then that of the moose.

  • Pine Pitch Glue
    by morningstarstudio on July 1, 2012 at 1:32 AM
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    Making Pine Pitch Glue - Gives ingredients and process for making pine pitch glue which was used on canoes and birch pails to waterproof seams.

  • Debris Shelters
    by morningstarstudio on July 1, 2012 at 1:25 AM
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    Debris Shelters - Video shows a variety of debris shelters made from natural materials found in the area. No tools are necessary. Such temporary lodging was used by hunters.

  • Processing Deer Hide Part 1
    by morningstarstudio on July 1, 2012 at 12:38 AM
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    Processing Deer Hides-Part 1 - This is an introduction to scraping the fur from the hide in the process of preparing the leather for use.

  • Wigwam Preparation
    by morningstarstudio on July 1, 2012 at 12:28 AM
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    Wigwam Preparation - Jeffry Leffler, primitive technologist, prepares trees for structure of a wigwam at the Institute for Native American Studies, Washington, CT.

  • Building A Birch Bark Canoe
    by morningstarstudio on June 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM
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    Building A Birch Bark Canoe - Aron York constructs a Birch Bark canoe. Although using modern tools, the construction is the same as it would have been when Natives crossed Lake Champlain years ago.


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