Thursday, July 05, 2018


Practical Skills

Basil Johnston (1929-2015), The Manitous: The Spiritual World of the Ojibway (New York: HarperCollins, 1995), p. xviii:
Without exception, every man and woman had to master the practical skills: archery; spearing; setting nets and traps; making canoes, tools, shelters, and medicines; curing meat and vegetables; tanning hides and making clothing; understanding animals; and knowing the properties of plants and their parts.

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