Survival Skills of Native California

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In The Most Comprehensive Work of Its Kind Today, Author Paul Campbell Reveals The Knowledge He Has Spent 20 Years Learning and Reproducing From California Natives. Included Are Sections On The Basic Skills of Survival, The Tools of Gathering and Food Preparation, The Implements of Household and Personal Necessity, As Well As The Arts of Hunting and Fishing. Sample Topics ...

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Overview

In The Most Comprehensive Work of Its Kind Today, Author Paul Campbell Reveals The Knowledge He Has Spent 20 Years Learning and Reproducing From California Natives. Included Are Sections On The Basic Skills of Survival, The Tools of Gathering and Food Preparation, The Implements of Household and Personal Necessity, As Well As The Arts of Hunting and Fishing. Sample Topics Include:
• Shelter: A Continuum of Simplicity
• Greens, Beans, Flowers and Other Vegetables
• Meat Preparation
• How To Make and Shoot An Indian Bow

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879059217
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 1/19/2000
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 474
  • Sales rank: 318,222
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in Massachusetts and raised in Minnesota, Paul Campbell served in Vietnam as a marine captain. He returned to build and live in a log cabin on an island in the wilds of northern Minnesota, travel extensively, and the author of several books-The Humboldt Celt: Key to the Lost Olmec World and Astronomy and the Maya Calendar Correlation. Campbell now resides in Southern California.

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Introduction: Secrets of Indian Survival

This book undertakes the task of restoring what we have methodically destroyed: California Indian survival skills. From the scattered bits and parts it seeks a critical mass of essential detail on each representative skill to recreate a whole technology.

Not an end in itself, California survival lore unlocks a paradise too long maligned as mere unused land marked for development. Beyond the sprawl, the asphalt, the final orchard gate, the very end of the last dirt road, looms the mystery and vitality of California wilderness. The stars there still glitter like ice, the sun burns more brightly. Valleys, mountains, streams, deserts and sea--not long ago all of California was wilderness. The first Californians lived in harmony with that untamed place, using skills refined over 10,000 years. For those who believed in the sacredness, it was a garden, carefully tended. Conquest, greed, the mercantile juggernaut of Western civilization, in a few short decades crushed a marvel but weakly understood. California native skills were lost, buried beneath highway and city without end.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Preface: The Wisdom of the California Hunter-Gatherer

Introduction: Secrets of Indian Survival

Part One: Basic Skills, Tools of Gathering and Food Preparation, Implements of Household and Personal Necessity

Part Two: Hunting and Fishing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    Contrary to the title, the book focuses more on the technology o

    Contrary to the title, the book focuses more on the technology of native
    California than on survival skills. It is divided into sections of
    anywhere from about one to several pages focusing on a specific object,
    or (more rarely), a skillset. The book seems to be more of a collection
    of every detail the author knows about native California rather than the
    well-consolidated but shallow overviews you typically to get with
    history books. As such the level of detail varies widely , some sections
    are a few paragraphs and a drawing while others (especially anything
    related to weaving or basket making) are several pages long with
    drawings, diagrams, interviews, and black-and-white photos of either
    historical natives, or their modern descendants demonstrating the
    technology. There are few sections covering the tribes/culture/behavior
    as a whole, but there is some additional information on this spread
    thinly throughout the sections on related technologies. The book is also
    a little biased towards southern California since that's where the
    author apparently lives, so most of the first-hand information is from
    tribes in that area, especially the Diegueno. Overall definitely worth
    buying if you're interested in the details of native Californian
    technology (and skills), I've seen a few other books that cover it, but
    nothing to this extent.

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