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How to Tan Skins the Indian Way
By: Evard H. Gibby
From back cover:
This exciting Eagle’s View edition includes everything you need to know to make attractive and functional leather and skins, at a fraction of the cost of buying them. The text is easy to follow with illustrations and pictures of all the techniques and tools described.
The brain tanning method used by American Indians is described in clear, simple terms. Tanning rabbit and sheep skins with the hair on, making buckskin that is flannel soft, smoking hides, and making rabbit skin ropes and blankets are all skills that can be acquired through the use of this book.
There are also sections on primitive clothing, making tools and tanning without brains.
This book will be invaluable to anyone interested in traditional skills of the American Indian and to those who enjoy making and wearing their own craftwork.
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