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Survival Skills of Native California
     

Survival Skills of Native California

by Paul Campbell
 

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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879059217
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
01/19/2000
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
474
Sales rank:
601,150
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Read an Excerpt

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.

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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