For many native Americans today, the ancient ways of making clothing and other crafts create a strong connection to both their culture and their heritage. It also gives them a chance to practice a skill steeped in tradition, maybe even one used by their forefathers.
For the survivalist, these habits are invaluable. Who better to learn the art of making useful clothing and crafts from than a people who have been doing it for centuries?
Once produced out of necessity for daily use, Ojibway and Cree arts and crafts are not only practical but can often be beautiful, as well. Clothing and satchels were made from whatever natural materials could be found close at hand. Animal hides and fur were used to line shoes or create clothing. Beads made from colorful stones made a strictly necessary object aesthetically pleasing.
This guide shows you some of the items that native Americans have produced and what they are made from. When the survivalist is forced to make do without the help of modern civilization, who better to turn to than the original survivalists?
Such tips on clothing, packs, and even head coverings could mean the difference between life and death one day.
- Roach Head-Dress
- "Shot" Pouches
- Roll-Up Bags
- Fire Bags
- Shoulder Bags
- Tobacco Pouches
- Knife Sheaths
- Head Ornaments