How to Tan Skins the Indian Way - Evard H. Gibby is a fully illustrated book features clear, simple step-by-step instructions for tanning all kinds of skins, with and without the hair. Methods described include: making buckskin (including fleshing, removing the hair, braining the skin, and breaking and drying the skin); tanning rabbit and sheep skins with the hair or fur on; and, smoking the skins. Techniques for making rabbit skin ropes and rabbit rope blankets and a special section on primitive clothing are also provided. The appendices contain information on constructing many of the tools used and suggestions on tanning without brains.
How to Tan Skins the Indian Way is an invaluable book for those wishing to create their own leather inexpensively and without chemicals!
56 pages; SC.