Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Native American Technology with Barry Keegan

Remember last spring when Mikro took the class on Native American Architecture and built a model wigwam and longhouse? Well, he recently had the chance to see a full size wigwam, and to learn about firemaking, tool making and other Native American skills as traditionally practiced by the Lenni Lenape people who once lived in this area. Up at Croton's Jane E. Lytle Memorial Arboretum, Barry Keegan demonstrated five different ways of making fire, used an adze to show how dugout canoes were hollowed out, demonstrated cordage making, and shared his artifact collection and wealth of knowledge. We also enjoyed a walk around the arboretum on what turned out to be a spectacular fall day.

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