The Book of Woodcraft and Indian Lore, Ernest Thompson Seto

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The Book of Woodcraft and Indian Lore, Ernest Thompson Seto

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The Book of Woodcraft and Indian Lore
Ernest Thompson Seton
© 1912 Ernest Thompson Seton
With 500 Drawing by the Author

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Table of Contents: [PDF HERE]

• Preface
• Table of the Seventeen Sections
• I. Principles of Scouting
o Nine Important Principles
 Recreation
 Camp-life
 Self-government, with Adult Guidance
 The Magic of the Campfire
 Woodcraft Pursuits
 Honors by Standards
 Personal Decoration for Personal Achievements
 A Heroic Ideal
 Picturesqueness in Everything
o The Ideal
• II. The Spartans of the West
o The Indian Way
o The Indian's Creed
o The Dark Side
o The Bright Side
 Reverence
 Cleanliness
 Chastity
 Bravery
 Thrift and Providence
 Cheerfulness or the Merry Indian
 Obedience
 Kindness
 Hospitality
 Treatment of Their Women
 Courtesy and Polite Behavior
 Honesty
 Truthfulness and Honor
 Temperance and Sobriety
 Physique
 In General
 Summary
 Standard Indian Books
• III. The Purpose and Laws of the Woodcraft Indians
o The Redman's Way
 Watchword
 Totem
 War-cry
 Sign
o The Laws
o The Rulers of the Nation
 The Great Council
 The High Council of Guidance
 The Medicine Lodge or Lodge of the Old Guides
o The Initiation of a Brave
o The Little Lodge
o The Big Lodge
o The Laws for the Ruling of the Tribe
 1. Name
 2. Purpose
 3. Who May Enter
 4. Councils
 5. The Rulers of the Tribe
 The Vow of the Head Chief
 The Vow of Each Brave
 6. Changes of the Law
 7. Dues
 8. Secret
 9. Laws and Punishments
o The Band or Clan
o Costumes
o Titles of Nobles
o Badges of Rank
o The Standard
o Totems
o Order of Doings in Council
o How to Begin
o The Tally Book and How to Keep It
o For Example
o The Indian Laws in Brief
o The War-cry of the Band
• IV. Honors and Degrees and Indian Names:
o Honors
 Decorations for Individual Honors
 Decorations for Group Honors or Degrees
 Standards of Honors
 Red Honors:
 Heroism
 Riding
 General Athletics
 Athletic Specialties
 Water Sports and Travel
 Mountain Climbing
 Target Shooting
 Eyesight
 Big-game Hunting
 White Honors:
 Campercraft and Scouting
 Archery
 Long Range, Clout, or Flight Shooting
 Fishing
 Bait Casting
 Blue Honors:
 Nature Study — Vertebrates
 Nature Study —Lower Forms of Life
 Geology, etc
 Photography
o The Degrees in Woodcraft
 Athlete (Song-adis)
 Camper (Gabeshiked)
 Camp Cook (Chabakwed)
 Camp Craftsman (Enokid)
 Camp Doctor (Mashkiki)
 Canoeman (Chemaunigan)
 Fisherman (Gagoiked)
 Forester (Mitigwakid)
 Frontier Scout (Gimab)
 Gleeman or Camp Conjurer (Nagamed)
 Herald or Crier (Bibaged)
 Horseman (Bebamomigod)
 Hunter (Gaossed)
 Mountaineer (Wadjiwed)
 Pathfinder or Scout (Mikan)
 Scout Runner (Kee-mo-sah'-bee)
 Sharpshooter (Godaakwed)
 Star Wiseman (Gijiged)
 Swimmer (Shingebis)
 Traveler (Bebamadisid)
 Village Scout or Big Village Scout (Odenawinini)
 Whiteman's Woodcraft (Dibaakid)
 Wise Woodman (Nibwaka-winini)
 Winning a Name
 Indian Names that Have Been Won by Scouts
 English Names that Have Been Given
 Indian Names Given in Ridicule
 English Names Given in Ridicule
 Names Given to Women
• V. Woodland Songs, Dances, and Ceremonies
o Omaha Tribal Prayer
o Sitting Bull's War Song
o The Ghost Dance Song
o The Peace Pipe Ceremony
o The Scalp Dance
o Bird Dance Song
o The Mujje Mukesin
o The Lament
o The Caribou Dance
o The Dance of the White Caribou
o The Dog Dance
o The Ojibwa Snake Dance
o The Hunting of Mishi-Mokwa
o Indian Song Books
o The Weasel in the Wood
o Le Furet
o Rouser or Reveille
• VI. Suggested Programs
o A Series of Monthly Programs
o Suggestions for Evenings
o Animal Story Books for Evenings
o Indoor or Winter Activities
 Handicraft
 Games
 Studies
 Songs
 Dances
o Robe Contest
o Suggested Camp Routine
o Good Program of an Entertainment at a Council
o Indoor Competition for a Prize
o One-day Hikes
• VII. General Scouting Indoors
o Handicraft Stunts
 Fork and Spoon
 Needle Case
 Tackle Box
 Peach Stone Basket
 Turkey Call
 Chicken Squawk
 Picture Frames
 Birch-bark Vessels
o Souvenir Spoons
o Knots
o Fireside Trick
o The Lone Star Trick
o Bird Boxes or Houses
o How to Raise Some Money
• VIII. General Scouting Outdoors
o Rubbing-stick Fire
o Hiking in the Snow
o Weather Wisdom
o Outdoor Proverbs
o The Stars
o The Pleiades as a Test of Eyesight
o The Twin Stars
o The Planets
o The Moon
o Making a Dam
o When Lost in the Woods
o Indian Tweezers
o A Home-made Compass
o An Indian Clock, Shadow Clock or Sundial
o Lights
o Hunter's Lamp
o Woodman's Lantern
o Camp Loom and Grass Mats
o Navaho Loom
o Camp Rake
o Camp Broom
o Building a Boat
o A Dugout Canoe
o Camp Horn
o Sleep Outdoors
o The Gee-string Camp
• IX. Signaling and Indian Signs
o Sign Language
o Picture-writing
o Blazes and Indian Signs
o Blazes
 Stone Signs
 Grass and Twig Signs
 Smoke Signals
 Signal by Shots
 Special Signs
o Weather Signals
o Signals on the Railway
 The Code
o Colors
o Hand, Flag, and Lamp Signals
o Other Hand Signals
o Signals by Engine Whistle
o Air Whistle or Cord-pull
• X. Campercraft or the Summer Camp
o Camping Out
o Outfit for Six (one week)
o Outfit for Each Brave
o Tents
o Teepee
o The Camp Ground
o Latrine
o Arriving on the Camp Ground
o Camp Officers and Government
o The Dog Soldiers
o Inspection
o The Horns of the High Hikers
o Council-fire Circle
o Totem-pole
o Councils
o Beds
o Water or the Indian Well
o Mosquitoes, Black Flies, etc
o Lice and Vermin
o Suggested Camp Routine
o Campfires
o Council-fire
o Firearms
o Camp Cookery
o War-sack
o Scout Buttons
o Lace or Thong
• XI. Games for the Camp
o Interesting Pursuits
o Tilting Spears
o Tilting in the Water
o Tub-Tilting on Land
o Still-hunting the Buck, or the Deer Hunt
o The Bear Hunt
o Spearing the Great Sturgeon
o Canoe Tag
o Scouting
o Quicksight
o Far-sight or Spot-the-rabbit
o Home Star or Pole Star
o Rabbit Hunt
o Arrow Fight
o Hostile Spy
o Scout Messenger
o Challenge for Scout Messenger
o Tree the Coon
o Navajo Feather Dance
o Feather Football or Feather-blow
o Cock-fighting
o One-legged Chicken Fight
o Stronghand
o Badger-pulling
o Stung, or Step-on-the-rattler
o Buffalo Chips
o Rat-on-his-lodge
o Watching by the Trail
o Trailing
o Apache Relay Race
o The Weasel in the Wood
o Throwing the Spear
o Water-boiling Contest
o Medley Scouting
• XII. Health and Woodland Medicine
o First Aid:
 To Revive from Drowning
 Sunstroke
 Burns and Scalds
 Hemorrhage or Internal Bleeding
 Cuts and Wounds
 Lightning
 Shock or Nervous Collapse
 Fainting
 Mad Dog or Snake Bite
 Insect Stings
 Tests of Death
 Cinders or Sand in the Eye
 Books Recommended
o Wildwood Remedies or Simples:
 Antiseptic or Wound Wash
 Balm for Wounds
 Bleeding, to Stop
 Bowel Complaint
 Bowel Tonic
 Chills and Fever
 Cold or Fever Cure
 Cough Remedy
 Cough and Irritated Throat
 Cough and Lung Remedy
 Diuretic
 Face-ache
 Inflammation of the Eyes or Skin
 Ink
 Lung Balm
 Nose-bleed
 Nose Stopped up at Night
 Pimples and Skin Rash
 Poison Ivy Sting
 Purge, Mild
 Strong
 Fierce
 Rheumatism
 Sores and Wounds
 Sunburn
 Sweater
 Tapewor
 Throat Irritation (at night)
 Tonic
 Wash for Sore Throat
 Worms
 Worms and Tonic
 Wound Wash, (see Antiseptic)
 Indian Bath or Sweat Lodge
 Latrine
 The Keen Eyes of the Indian
 Near-sightedness
 The Remedy
 Dry Socks
 Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life
 Don't Turn out Your Toes Much
 Tobacco
 Sex Matters
 Starvation Foods in the Northern Woods
 Rabbits
 Mice
 Ants
 Insect Borers
 Rawhide and Leather
 Bark and Buds
 Toadstools
 Lichens
 Iceland Moss
 Reindeer Moss
 Rock Tripe
 Drinks: Labrador Tea
 XIII. Natural History
 Our Common Birds, or Forty Birds that Every Boy Should Know
 How to Stuff a Bird
 Making a Skin
 Mounting the Bird
 Owl-stuffing Plate
 Stuffing an Animal
 Preserving Small Mammal Skins
 Directions for Measurement
 Directions for the Preparation of Skins
 Trapping Animals
 The Secrets of the Trail
 Trailing
 Hard to Photograph Tracks
 No Two Tracks alike
 Dog and Cat
 Wolf
 Rabbits and Hares
 The Newton Jack-rabbit
 Fox
 The Fox's Hunt
 Closing In
 Books and Articles Recommended
 XTV. Mushrooms, Fungi or Toadstools
 Abundance
 Dangers
 Symptoms of Poisoning
 Remedy
 To Make Spore Prints for Study
 Poisonous Toadstools
 Unwholesome but Not Deadly Toadstools
 Wholesome Toadstools
 Uncertain Kinds
 Cautions for the Inexperienced
 Mushroom Growing
 Books Recommended
 XV. Forestry
 Fifty Common Forest Trees of Eastern North
 America
 Pines
 Spruces
 Cedars
 Poplars
 Walnuts
 Birches
 Hornbeams
 Oaks
 Chestnuts
 Elms
 Gums
 Maples
 Basswoods
 Ashes
 Books Recommended
 XVI. Some Indian Ways
 Teepees
 Storm-cap or Bull Boat
 Putting up the Teepee
 Teepee Life
 Hairy-Wolfs Teepee
 Art
 Indian Seats
 Head Band
 Warbonnet or Headdress
 Its Meaning
 Plenty-Coups
 Details of the Warbonnet
 Making the Warbonnet
 Indian Costume
 War-shirt
 Leggings
 Moccasins
 War-clubs
 Paddles
 Drum
 Peace Pipe
 The Indian or Willow Bed
 Indian Paints
 Indian Dyes
 Naming the Camp or Keeping the Winter Count
 Archery
 How to Make a Bow
 Holding and Drawing
 The Warbow of the Penobscots
 Scalps
 Indian Work
 XVII. Campfire Stories or Glimpses of Indian
 Character
 The Teachings of Winnemucca
 The Teachings of Wabasha I
 The Lessons of Lone Chief
 The Teachings of Tshut-che-nau
 Courage or the Trained Scout
 An Indian Prayer
 Genesis (Omaha)
 The Quiche's Story of Creation
 Clean Fatherhood
 Omaha Proverbs
 The Medicine Man and His Ways
 The Indian Silence
 The Indian Babes in the Woods
 The Story of No-Heart
 Tecumseh
 Kanakuk, the Kickapoo Prophet
 Chief Joseph of the Sahaptin
 White Calf, Chief of the Blackfeet
 Wovoka, the Prophet
 The Apache Indian's Case
 The Wiping-out of Nanni-Chaddi
 The Ending of Dull Knife's Band
 The Message of the Indian
 Index
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