Iroquois Crafts
by Carrie Lyford
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Photos of original buckskin shirts, coats, quilled bags, moccasins, and woven yarn sashes are very interesting. Bead, bone and clay work designs and specimens are illustrated and described in 98 pages. Soft cover volume, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 format, with 69 illustrations. Nineteen additional plates show several design patterns.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Illustrations
  • Introduction
    • History of the Iroquois
  • Habitat
    • Villages
    • The Longhouse
    • Single Family Dwelling
  • Foods
    • Securing and Preparing
    • Cooking
    • Obtaining Fire for Cooking
    • Preservation and Storage of Food
  • Clothing and Accessories
    • Woman's Costume
    • Man's Costume
    • Moccasins
    • bags
    • Woven Yarn Shirts
  • Secret Societies and Ceremonies
    • Secret Medicine Society
    • Falseface Company
      • Carved Masks
      • Corn Husk Masks
    • Dance Costumes
      • Flageolet
      • Water Drums
      • Rattles
  • Games and Sports
    • Ball Games
      • Double-Ball
      • Lacrosse
      • Shinny
    • Games of Chance
      • Peach Stone or Dish Game
      • Deer Button Game
      • Ring, or Cup, and Pin Game
    • Hoop Games
      • Hoop and Javelin Game
      • Hoop and Dart Game
      • Hoop and Pole Game
      • Snow Snake
      • Target Shooting
      • Throwing the Arrow
  • Ancient Crafts of the Iroquois
    • Use of Antlers, Stones, Bones
      • Implements
      • Decorative Articles
      • Weapons
    • Use of Shells
      • Beads
      • Runtees
      • Wampum
      • Wampum Strings or Strands
      • Wampum Belts
    • Use of Clay
      • Pottery Jars
      • Pipes
    • Use of Bark
      • Containers
      • Canoes
      • Rope Making
      • The Burdent Strap or Tump Line
      • Litter Basket or Burden Frame
    • Use of Wood
      • Baby Carriers
      • Baskets
      • Basket Techniques
      • The Dug-out Canoe
      • Mortar and Pestle
      • Spoons and Ladles
      • Snowshoes
    • Use of Corn Husks and Corn Cobs
      • Corn Husk Mats
      • Corn Husk Dolls
      • Apple Face Dolls
    • Use of Silver
      • Crosses
      • Brooches
    • Tanning Hides
      • Deer Skins
      • Bear Skins
  • Decorative Arts
    • Moose Hair Embroidery
    • Quill Work
    • Bead Work
    • Ribbon Work
    • Table Cloths, Bed Spreads, Blankets
    • Designs
      • Quill and Bead Designs
      • Beaded Border Patterns
      • Beaded Edging
      • Embossed Beading
    • Symbolism in Designs
    • Colors Used in Handicraft Work
    • Dyes and Their Preparation
    • Conclusion
  • Bibliography


ISBN: 0-936984-02-3
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