The development of the fur trade, the European struggle for its control, and the involvement of Native Americans are discussed. Acting as middlemen for the colorful European trappers and traders who arose during this period, the Native Americans control.
Period: Colonial Description: Scottish Kilt Instructions Instructions on how to pleat and wear a Feileadh Mor or [ Great Kilt ], and how to sew a Feile Beag or [ Wee Kilt ]. Size & Fitting Info: Manufacturer: Smoke & Fire
Hardback. With more than 500 illustrations, this book is perfect for craftsmen who want to set up a blacksmith shop, and for lovers of history and craft alike. This book describes and illustrates the equipment and techniques developed in more than six thousand years of working iron by hand.Indeed, this unique book covers every aspect of […]
Practically every repair or restoration problem encountered with the muzzleloading gun is addressed. A partial list of topics include: Stock repair shows several typical damages, breaks, gouges, missing wood, illustrated and repaired. Wood finishing, cleaning, refinishing, spot finishing after local repairs. General information on metals, basics about metals used in old guns, iron, brass, hardening, […]
Another excellent gun craftsmanship manual by Kit Ravenshear! Explains all you need to know about making V-springs. It begins with the basics: choosing the right steel, which types of steel work the best and who uses what and why. Part. 2: “The Shaping” discusses how to shape mainsprings, box-lock springs, frizzen springs, and sear springs. […]
This is a step-by-step how-to manual for the serious knife maker. Photographs clearly illustrate the techniques, as the authors show several different ways to make knives. Whether you prefer to shape blades by stock removal, cutting, grinding, or forging, you will see clever ideas that will speed your work. Chapters include making leather sheaths, and […]
Photographic encyclopedia of artifacts from the American Revolution. A great resource for collectors, teachers, reenactors, living history participants or anyone interested in the 18th century. Features more than 2,300 photographs and descriptions of artifacts from the mid to late 1700s. The encyclopedic format lets you focus on the material culture of both combatants and civilians […]
Through such meticulous research and his skillful and articulate pen, C. Keith Wilbur brings to life the vanished cultures of the Woodland Indians.
This beautifully presented book offers an informed and fascinating account of the eighteen major tribes that lived in pre-colonial New England. Each group is extensively profiled addressing tribal practices and way of life. The illustrated narrative describes Indian shelters, agriculture, fishing, hunting, treatment of disease and more.
Slipping away from us in these times of the homogenization of culture are the traditions of older societies, some of them dating from 9000 B.C., who understood and were in tune with the changing vistas of the North American continent. Practical, yet with an eye for beauty, these peoples clothed themselves in a vast array […]