The author of Two Little Savages, a perennial favorite, presents a comprehensive collection of his most interesting stories, crafts, games, and other activities related to outdoor life. Ernest Thompson Seton offers a respectful and informative tribute to Native American culture within the context of this practical guide for campers of all ages. More than 500 drawings by the author.
Originally published in 1927. The author was an expert hunter and trapper and spent a lifetime studying the ways of the wild. Contents Include: Principles of Woodcraft The Spartans of the West Woodland Songs, Dances and Ceremonies Suggested Programs General Scouting Indoors General Scouting Outdoors Signaling and Indian Signs Campercraft or the Summer Camp Games For the Camp Health and Woodland Medicine Wildwood Remedies or Simples Natural History Mushrooms, Fungi or Toadstools Forestry, Conifers or Pine Family The Willow Family Walnut Family Birch Family Beech Family Elm Family Mulberry Family Magnolia Family Laurel family Witch Hazel Family Sweet Gum Family Plane Tree Family Plum Family Apple Family Senna Family Pea Family Sumac Family Maple Family Buckeye Family Linden Family Dogwood Family Ebony Family Olive Family (Including the Ashes) Honeysuckle Family Some Indian Ways Campfire Stories or Glimpses of Indian Character. The book is illustrated with over 500 drawings by the author. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Excerpt from The Book of Woodcraft and Indian Lore For over twenty-five years I have been giving the talks and demonstrations that are gathered together in this book. Many Of them have appeared in magazines or in the birch-bark Roll that has come out annually for ten years. But this is the first time in which a comprehensive collection has been made Of the activities, customs, laws, and amusements that have been developed in my camps. Some of the related subjects I have treated at too great length for enclosure in one book. Of this class are the Life Histories Of Northern Animals, Animal Stories, Sign Language and Forestry, which appear as separate works. All are merely parts of a scheme that I have always considered my life work, namely, the development or revival of Woodcraft as a school for Manhood. By Woodcraft I mean outdoor life in its broadest sense and the plan has ever been with me since boyhood. Woodcraft is the first of all the sciences. It was Woodcraft that made man out Of brutish material, and Woodcraft in its highest form may save him from decay. As the model for outdoor life in this country I took the Indian, and have thus been obliged to defend him against the calumnies Of those who coveted his possessions. In giving these few historical extracts to show the Indian character, it must be remembered that I could give hundreds, and that prae tically all the travelers who saw with their own eyes are of one mind in the matter. Commissioner Robert G. Valentine, of the Indian Bureau, the first Indian Commissioner we have ever had who knew and sympathized with the Indians, writes after reading my manu script. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Two Little Savages Being the adventures of two boys who lived as Indians and what they learned by Ernest Thompson Seton Two Little Savages I Glimmerings AN was much like other twelve-year-old boys in having a keen interest in Indians and in wild life, but he differed from most in this, that he never got over it. Indeed, as he grew older, he found a yet keener pleasure in storing up the little bits of woodcraft and Indian lore that pleased him as a boy. His father was in poor circumstances. He was an upright man of refined tastes, but indolent-a failure in business, easy with the world and stern with his family. He had never taken an interest in his son's wildwood pursuits; and when he got the idea that they might interfere with the boy's education, he forbade them altogether. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.