SURVIVAL SKILLS OF NATIVE CALIFORNIA
Author: Paul D. Campbell
Publisher: GIBBS AND SMITH PUBLISHER, Apr 2005
An authoritative work on ancient survival skills. Includes basic skills of survival, tools of gathering & food preparation, as well as the arts of hunting, fishing & creating shelter. 500+ photos, 200 illus; 8.5x11 inches, 474 pgs.
In the most comprehensive work of its kind today, author Paul Campbell reveals the knowledge he has spent twenty years acquiring and reproducing from California's 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, fishing and creating shelter.
"Survival Skills of Native California is a comprehensive guidebook to the living skills, food, hunting, cultural, and other aspects of the lives of Native Californians, from the tip of Baja California to Northern California. An informative, interesting book for anyone wanting to learn about California Indian culture. Photographs, drawings, diagrams to illustrate the book are helpful, especially in the chapter about making arrowheads and found arrowhead artifacts. Campbell, a resident of Southern California and member of the Society of Primitive Technology, is very respectful of his topic and offers much in the way of the philosophy of the people about whom he writes."
--Marilee Reyes from City State
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Paul Campbell, born in Massachusetts and raised in Minnesota, 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 author several books--The Humboldt Celt: Key to the Lost Olmec World and Astronomy & the May Calendar Correlation. A member of numerous environmental groups as well as the Society of Primitive Technology, Campbell now resides in southern California.