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The Spark in the Stone.

This small paperback, subtitled, Skills and Projects from the Native American Tradition, is not an art book per se, but the information it provides oin the crafts and artifacts of Native-American cultures goes well beyond the simple sharing of techniques. Harmony with nature and respect for life are emphasized along with chapters or sections on weaving, pottery, basket-making and other crafts. A chapter on shelter provides in-depth information on historical Native-American dwellings including the teepee of the Plains Indians, Navaho hogans, plank houses of the Northwest Coast Indians, Navaho hogans, plank houses of the Northwest Coast Indians and other shelter architecture. Line drawings throughout the book illustrate objects and techniques. A nice addition to the crafts or culture shelves of middle and high schools, and to readers of all ages with an interest in American history or outdoor living.
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Author:Baker, David
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Nov 1, 1993
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