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Bead work for the gods. Huichol bead art. A look at the richly beaded gourd bowls made by Huichol Indians of Mexico as offerings to the gods. Photos show how to make a Huichol-style rukuri, a bead-decorated gourd bowl.
BEAD & BUTTON #21 Oct 1997 pg. 32

Beaded bear claw necklace. Claw base is wrapped in a beaded leather wrap and forms the pendant on a necklace strung with seed beads and several accent beads.
BEAD & BUTTON #22 Dec 1997 pg. 36

Four pages of projects based on American Indian designs. Included are embroidery instructions for a blanket and a sweater, baskets to crochet, Mimbres pottery motif pillow-toys, two styles of Trapunto pillows, a needlepoint belt, a box covered with designs, a Navaho fabric necklace and a beaded pillow.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1976 (v.54#11) pg. 106

Indian hair ornaments.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1963 (v.53#9) pg. 85

Bucktail Roach headpiece.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1964 (v.54#10) pg. 59

How to make wild goose wing feather bustle for Medicine Dancers.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1970 (v.60#9) pg. 63

How to make two table decorations and scoops for a Lacrosse game for an Indian Festival.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1975 (v.65#10) pg. 40

Make an Indian dreamcatcher wall hanging to keep nightmares away.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1997 (v.87#9) pg. 60

Tlingit "Haida" mask to carve. A copy of a museum piece in an "eating-beaver" motif has abalone-shell inlay. Mask is not intended to be worn.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1992 (v.39#4) pg. 32

Western dreamcatcher wall hanging features mock wool, beads and feathers.
CRAFTS Jul 1994 (v.17#7) pg. 64

Kerf-bent boxes. Woodworking techniques and carving tools of the Pacific Northwest Coast Indians.
FINE WOODWORKING #22 May-Jun 1980 pg. 36

Kerfing and bending a four sided box from a single board 1-1/2" thick.
FINE WOODWORKING #22 May-Jun 1980 pg. 44

Paint Indian designs on sandstone and mount the stone on a wooden background to make a decorative plaque.
GEMS & MINERALS #483 Jan 1978 pg. 16

Sandals of the Anasazi. Analysis of the three techniques used to weave Indian footwear.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1995 (v.16#4) pg. 41

Cloth of the Anasazi. Analysis of the techniques used and information on how to replicate Anasazi textiles.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1995 (v.16#4) pg. 44

Hopi embroidery weave technique explained. "Ancient Spirits Roaming the Cliffs" wall hanging combines Hopi embroidery weave and overshot weaving.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1995 (v.16#4) pg. 52, 84

How to apply turquoise chips to the skull of a cow (or other animal) to form artwork with an "Indian" theme.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #554 Dec 1983 pg. 10

Making authentic concha belts.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #565 Nov 1984 pg. 64

An ancient art. How to make Indian arrowheads from obsidian and regular glass using a chipping and flaking technique. The resulting arrowheads are used for decorations and jewelry.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #569 Apr 1985 pg. 16

Flint-knapping: The old hard way. Flint-knapping is the art of making tools and weapons from flint-stone by percussive-pressure flaking various size pieces and chips off larger working pieces.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1981 (v.34#11) pg. 2430

Carving an Indian-style pipe from pipestone (catlinite).
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1994 (v.48#1) pg. 73

Making a mandella (Indian war shield). A circular piece of leather decorated with an Indian motif is placed inside a ring and trimmed with leather thongs, beads, feathers, and animal skins.
LEATHER CRAFTERS JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1992 (v.2#2) pg. 24, Insert

Eagle spirit mandella (Indian war shield). A circle of leather features the head of a fierce bald eagle laced onto a hoop and decorated with leather thongs, feathers, etc.
LEATHER CRAFTERS JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1993 (v.3#1) pg. 21, Insert

Discovering the Indians of the Southwest. Making leather pottery. Instructions for making a four-sided leather pot, stand and base.
LEATHER CRAFTERS JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1994 (v.4#1) pg. 4, Insert

Southwestern-inspired crafts. (1) A variety of plain baskets are painted with geometric motifs to look like handwoven Indian designs. (2) Patchwork table runner, 18"x36". (3) Crocheted afghan, 57"x60", is worked in traditional Mexican blanket patterns. (4) Painted wooden Navajo Indian children and tiny sheep figurines.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jun 1987 (v.32#3) pg. 60, 4, 78, 79

Build a zapotec stool. Wooden stool with a V-shape seat is based on a stool used by the Zapotec Indians of southern Mexico.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #69 May-Jun 1981 pg. 25

Porcupine quillwork: an American Indian heritage.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #82 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 74

Wrap yourself in rabbit. How to make Paiute-style blankets.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #83 Sep-Oct 1983 pg. 160

Three needlepoint designs mimic the Micmac Indian designs used in porcupine quillwork.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jul-Aug 1982 (v.5#4) pg. 9, 32, 40

Bentwood Indian boxes. How to cut, steam and bend a piece of wood so that it forms the four sides of a box. Uses a technique developed by northwest coast Indians. A top, bottom and decorative painted designs (patterns furnished) complete the box.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #55 Jul 1990 (v.10#1) pg. 27

Three woodcarvings of the Northwest Coast Indians are characterizations of the otter, beaver and owl.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #57 Nov 1990 (v.10#3) pg. 35

How to weave the ridge twill of the Hopi Indians.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #54 Spring 1983 (v.14#2) pg. 53

Three Hopi and Zuni Indian games that are fun and easy to make.
SUNSET Aug 1983 (v.171#2) pg. 64

Chilkat spinning as practiced in the 1800s by the Chilkats, a band of Tlingit indians living in the Pacific Northwest. How to prepare the cedar bark strips and spin both warp and weft by rolling bark and wool fibers on your thigh.
THREADS #1 Oct-Nov 1985 pg. 55

From baskets to blankets. Geometric twining returns to the Northwest Coast. Description of the two-strand twining techniques used to reproduce an old-style Kotlean robe.
THREADS #5 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 30

Kiowa-style dress made from buckskin. Includes tips on strip and edge beading.
THREADS #24 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 62

The watertight case. Techniques used by the North-west American Kwakiutl Indians to fabricate elegant boxes. The four sides are made from a single piece of wood by kerfing the plank, steam bending, and fastening the one corner joint with wooden pegs.
WOODWORKER #1110 May 1986 (v.90#5) pg. 418

Fold-out sheet of Indian symbol transfers. (1) Navajo Rainbow Figure, Corn Girl, Corn Plant and Road Runner. (2) Zuni cloud, rain and lightning designs and the Zuni Sun God. (3) Cochiti Bird, Owl and Thunderbird. (4) Hopi Bird. (5) Ute mountain and valley border.
WORKBASKET Jun 1978 (v.43#9) pg. 24