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INDIAN SCOUT TALKS

[Illustration: PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHOR, DR. CHARLES A. EASTMAN ( OHIYESA ).]

INDIAN SCOUT TALKS

A GUIDE FOR BOY SCOUTS AND CAMP FIRE GIRLS

BY

CHARLES A. EASTMAN (OHIYESÄ)

Author of "Wigwam Evenings," etc.

BOSTON LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY 1914

Copyright, 1914, By Little, Brown, and Company. All rights reserved

Published, September, 1914

THE COLONIAL PRESS C. H. SIMONDS CO., BOSTON, U. S. A.

These chapters represent the actual experiences and first hand knowledge of the author. His training was along these lines, until he was nearly sixteen years of age. It is with the earnest hope that they may prove useful to all who venture into the wilderness in pursuit of wisdom, health, and pleasure, that they are dedicated to

The Boy Scouts of America and The Camp Fire Girls of America

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

The author acknowledges the courtesy of "Boys' Life," "The Boy's World," "The Churchman," "The Youth's Companion," and "St. Nicholas," in permitting the use of chapters of this book which first appeared in their pages.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I. At Home With Nature 1 II. Indian Methods of Physical Training 7 III. How to Make Friends With Wild Animals 15 IV. The Language of Footprints 25 V. Hunting With Sling shot and Bow and Arrow 34 VI. Primitive Modes of Trapping and Fishing 42 VII. How to Make and Handle Indian Canoes 48 VIII. The Camp Site and the Carry 55 IX. How to Build Wigwams and Shelters 61 X. Fire Without Matches and Cooking Without Pots 69 XI. How to Make and Follow a Blazed Trail 77 XII. Indian Signals in Camp and Field 85 XIII. An Indian Boy's Sports 91 XIV. A Winter Masque 99 XV. An Indian Girl's Sports 106 XVI. Indian Names and Their Significance 112 XVII. Indian Girls' Names and Symbolic Decorations 120 XVIII. The Language of Feathers and Ceremonial Dress 126 XIX. Indian Ceremonies for Boy Scouts 137 XX. The Maidens' Feast: A Ceremony for Girls 146 XXI. The Gesture language of the Indian 151 XXII. Indian Picture writing 159 XXIII. Wood craft and Weather Wisdom 168 XXIV. The Art of Story telling 175 XXV. Etiquette of the Wigwam 182 XXVI. Training for Service 188

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Portrait of the Author, Dr. Charles A. Eastman Frontispiece 1. Method of Tracking a Moose 32 2. Framework of the Wigwam 62 3. The Wigwam 63 4... Continue reading book >>




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