Bone Hair Pipe History: From Shell to Bone

Bone Hairpipe History: From Shell to Bone Rate This Article Summary of Bone Hairpipe Development Their Use The story of the development of the bone hairpipe told by John Ewers in his seminal 1957 Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin: "Hair pipes in Plains Indian adornment, a study in Indian and White ingenuity," is [...]

Bone Hair Pipe History: From Shell to Bone2018-12-02T16:44:45+00:00

Using Imitation Porky Guard Hair Tips

Using Imitation Porky Guard Hair Tips Imitation Porky guard hair has recently been "invented" to respond to the dwindling supply and high cost of the real porcupine guard hair, especially the longer, most desired hair. This substiture is made of a synthetic fiber, colored and tapered at the tip and bottom end like real porky [...]

Using Imitation Porky Guard Hair Tips2017-01-10T15:29:26+00:00

Kentucky Rifle Foundation Recommended Products

Perfect Gifts for Contemporary Builders and Collectors Kentucky Rifle Foundation CDs: "Almost like studying these guns in person.” Crazy Crow Trading Post has had a long relationship with the Kentucky Rifle Foundation (KRF) and has long respected the quality of their research and information they offer to those who wish to build authentic Kentucky [...]

Kentucky Rifle Foundation Recommended Products2017-01-30T14:20:54+00:00

How to Make Blackfoot Moccasins

How to Make Blackfoot Moccasins Circa 1909 Excerpt from "Material Culture of the Blackfoot" by Clark Wissler - 1909 Pages 128 - 130: Blackfoot moccasins seem to have been of two general forms. The one, which is the older by tradition, is made from a single piece cut as shown in Fig. 78. The [...]

How to Make Blackfoot Moccasins2016-12-21T20:18:46+00:00

Porky Roach Kit Instructions

PORKY ROACH KIT INSTRUCTIONS No other headgear, with the exception of the Plains warbonnet, personifies the North American Indian as much as the hair roach. Historically, its distribution and use covered virtually all tribes of the Plains, Plateau, Great Lakes, and Eastern Woodlands cultural areas. Paintings by [...]

Porky Roach Kit Instructions2017-01-30T14:07:50+00:00

Preparing Gourds for Peyote Gourd Rattles

Preparing Gourds for Peyote Gourd Rattles Missouri River Brand: Developed by Master Craftworkers Gourd shells have both a thin outer skin and a pithy center that should be removed in order to make them suitable for use as a gourd rattle. These instructions explain how this is [...]

Preparing Gourds for Peyote Gourd Rattles2017-01-30T14:31:46+00:00