Описание: Used by generations of Boy Scouts, this classic features scores of projects -- from stocking aquariums and performing puppet shows to sculpting snowmen and making sleds. Includes chapters on kite flying, fishing, rigging and sailing small boats, camping out without a tent, and much else. 254 black-and-white figures. 63 illustrations.
Описание: Two dozen stickers featuring authentic images of the thunderbird, turtle, lizard, fish, snake, spider, and other creatures associated with Indian lore. To illustrate school assignments, perk up notes and letters, or decorate a notebook, lunch box or any flat surface, just peel and apply 24 full-color stickers on 4 plates.
Описание: Spanning the last 500 years, this exceptionally detailed and well-researched guide focuses primarily on the ways North American Indians have used plants, trees, and shrubs for medicine, food, clothing, shelter, and other necessities. The plants considered are native to eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, although some are also found as far south as Florida and Texas and as far west as the Pacific coast. In addition to extensive chronological historical citations dealing with documented usages of plants as far back as the fourteenth century, this book also provides data to enable even amateur botanists to identify plants in the field. Thus, accounts of herbalists, explorers, botanists, doctors, and scientists are accompanied by useful information about the plant's range, common and scientific names, nontechnical physical description and more. To make the book especially easy to use, plants are grouped according to habitat: wet open places, woods and thickets, and dry open places. Moreover, a detailed line drawing of the plant's leaves, buds, twigs, seeds, and other characteristic features accompanies the textual descriptions. Scholarly, yet readable, exceptionally thorough but never dull, this classic reference belongs in the library of botanists, naturalists, herbalists, ethnologists, archaeologists -- anyone interested in the long and fascinating story of how plants have served humanity. "Charlotte Erichsen-Brown is a noted and inspired student of the ethnobotany of eastern North America. She has completed a study of great imagination and energy. Whether on a library's reference shelf or in a backpack along the trail, her work will inform and educate, and often amaze." -- J. L. Riley, Botany Department, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada.
Автор: Larned Название: North American Indian Tales ISBN: 0486296563 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486296562 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: от 345 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: "When the snow lay deep on the ground, the North Wind came howling from his home in the Land of Ice, and the cold moon shone from the frosty sky, it was then that the Indians gathered in the wigwam. It was then that Iagoo sat by the fire of blazing logs, and the little boys and girls gathered around him." So begins this charming collection of seven stories told by Iagoo the Indian storyteller. Young readers and listeners will love such charming, authentic tales as "Shin-ge-bis Fools the North Wind," "How the Summer Came," "The Little Boy and Girl in the Clouds," "The Child of the Evening Star," "The Boy Who Snared the Sun," "Grasshopper," and "Mish-o-sha, the Magician." Adapted from legends collected by noted ethnologist Henry R. Schoolcraft in the Lake Superior region in 1839, these enchanting stories will delight youngsters and lovers of Native American myth and legend. Thirty illustrations by John Green enhance the text, printed in large, easy-to-read type.
Автор: Adam, Winky Название: North American Indian Activity Book ISBN: 0486298248 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486298245 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 229 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Fascinating, wide-ranging study by expert on the subject describes and illustrates signs used for specific words - "antelope," "brave," "trade," "yes," - for phrases, sentences and even dialogues. Scores of diagrams show precise movements of body and hands for signing. Of great interest to students of linguistics and Native American culture.
Описание: Rich anthology of the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees, and Sioux, prefaced by an extensive historical and ethnological commentary. Simply written tales of warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces are suitable reading for youngsters and entertaining enough for adults. 36 illustrations.
Crow, Blackfoot, Pawnee, Sioux, Comanche, Mandan, Choctaw, Cheyenne, Winnebago, Creek, Assiniboin; wild prairies teeming with buffalo; the sacred site of Catlinite stone -- all were subjects of Catlin's letters and paintings. For eight years (1832-39) George Catlin ventured among the Indians of the North American Plains capturing in verbal and visual pictures every facet of their lives. For the rest of his life, Catlin carried to Eastern America and Europe the true pictures of the North American Indians enjoying their last years of freedom and dignity in their native home. Catlin's book is an adventure. It is an adventure of the painter who was called "the great white medicine man" for his ability to paint. It is an adventure of a self-taught painter who vowed: ..".nothing short of the loss of my life, shall prevent me visiting their country, and of becoming their historian." It is a story of the great mysteries of the many tribes of Indians he visited -- the mysteries of costume, posture and myth, the mystery of weapons, hunts, and manly games, the mystery of a life still close in connection with the Great Spirit, with the buffalo and with the traditions of thousands of years, all which would soon be destroyed. "Art may mourn," said Catlin, "when these people are swept from the earth." Most importantly, his book is a book of direct, fresh, and accurate illustrations, illustrations that keep the best in Indian life alive. Now for the first time Catlin's illustrations are shown as he meant them to be seen. Through a process unknown when his book was first published, photographs of his actual paintings have been used to capture the many layers of depth and accurate depiction that could only be hinted at in the line drawings of the early editions. Two-hundred and fifty-seven photographs of Catlin's original oil paintings are included together with fifty-five of the original book illustrations. As a result this is the definitive edition of Catlin that can never be superseded, far more useful than any earlier edition. George Catlin's North American Indians is still one of the most readable books about the Indians of the Plains, capturing, as it does, the tribes when they were still in touch with their most important traditions. It has also become an invaluable historic and ethnographic document for study of the American West. The Mandan tribe, which Catlin so carefully set down, disappeared in a small-pox epidemic only five years after his visit. Other tribes changed radically, their traditional mode of life seen only in Catlin's notes and illustrations. As Marjorie Halpin says in her introduction, " ... we can share the feeling of gratitude he expressed when he said, 'I was luckily born in time to see these people in their native dignity, and beauty, and independence ... '"
Автор: Orban-Szontagh, Madeleine Название: 261 North American Indian Designs ISBN: 0486277186 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486277189 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 799 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Macfarlan Allan A. Название: North American Indian Legends ISBN: 0486419479 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486419473 Издательство: Dover Цена: 1948 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
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