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by Ernest Thompson Seton

Card, spin and dye enough cotton, wool, flax or hemp to make 5 yards of goods. Weave 5 yards of cloth, 36 inches wide, or its equivalent, half to contain a design. Either for coup; both for grand coup.

Make a rug, at least 2 x 5 feet, woven, knitted, crocheted, braided or hooked. Cut, select, sew, ball and arrange rags for making 5 yards of good rag carpet. Either for coup; both for grand coup.

Weave, knit or crochet scarfs containing at least 10 square feet, or a bedspread. Arrange warp in a loom for weaving, with 2 harnesses and 2 treadles. Either for coup; both for grand coup.

Weave a hammock or fish net, knots not to be more than 2 inches apart, for coup. With knots one inch apart or less, for grand coup.

Make a loom, and on it make a beaded head band, chain, belt or bag, containing at least 20 square inches, with a good design. Make a piece of quill work, not less than above size, quills to be dyed by self with wildwood dyes made by self. Either for coup; both for grand coup.

Make a Navaho loom for blanket weaving, and on same make a rag, grass or yarn mat, not less than 2 x 5 feet, or its equivalent in smaller mats, to be used for 3 months and remain intact. Make a hand loom for weaving braid or tape, half an inch wide, and use it successfully, making at least 1 yard of braid or tape on it. Either for coup; both for grand coup.

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