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by Ernest Thompson Seton

(It is not necessary to fire ware by self, except where so specified.)

(Only 2 allowed to, count for Sagamoreship or lower degree.)

Do 1 of the following for coup; 2 for grand coup:

(a) Make and decorate 4 clay pieces, one a bowl and the others optional, clay to be gathered and dish fired by self.

(b) Make by coil process 4 bowls, each decorated with a different authentic Indian design (such as Zuni, Acoma, San Domingo, Moqui).

(c) Make a practicable potter's wheel and with this wheel, make 12 different pieces of pottery.

(d) Make a practicable potter's kiln and in this kiln fire successfully 12 pieces of pottery.

(e) Make a rectangular shallow dish for ferns, glazed to prevent leakage, and at least 10 x 6 x 2 inches, and decorated with original design.

(f) Make a set of 4 candlesticks and fire bowl for the altar fire.

Make a bowl or vase with lip, for coup. In addition, describe the principal varieties of native clays, tell where they are found and what colors they take when baked. Tell how ancient and prehistoric pottery of America may be distinguished from that made today, and describe the Zuni method of firing, for grand coup.

Paint "overglaze" a set of 6 china dishes, using a native American design. Ditto for "underglaze" painting. Either for coup; both for grand coup.

Make a bird bath, at least 12 inches in diameter, which is used by birds. Make a cement flower box, at least 6 x 8 x 20, waterproofed and drained. Either for coup; both for grand coup.

For Further Information, See: The Birch Bark Roll






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