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244 Woodcraft Manual for Boys turned dull red—i. e., brick color. This he powdered and mixed with the grease oil. In some parts of the country there are springs strongly im— pregnated with iron. A log of wood dug out of this—or fail- ing that an armiul of chips long soaked in it—when taken out, dried and burnt, yielded ashes of a beautiful rosy color. These worked up into a very pretty red. Yellow. Yellow clay or ochres are common in clay re ions and furnish a dull yellow. Clark says that the flower 0 the prairie goldenrod yields a good yellow; also the bright yellow I Inufimfllflm , M Zuni Eagles 23 Am. Rep. B.A.E. moss one sees on the trunks of pine trees in the Rockies When dried and powdered this makes a sort of chrome yellow, and is also used as a dye. “The Sioux use bull-berries” for yellow. (Clark) Blue. They had no good blue. Blue clays come nearest to the color. Sometimes - black and white mixed were used. Black. Soot and charcoal, ground into the paint oil, made a good black. White. For white they used white clays, which are com- mon in some regions, or burnt shells, finely powdered. “Generally speaking, Black means joy; White, mourning; Red, beauty; and an excessive use of any of these or other colors, excitement.” Painting or greasing was universal among Indians. They did it to beautify themselves and also to protect the skins from the weather. Though we condemn them for the practice, most of our women and a great many of our men do the same thing for the same reason. ‘tdtt .."I all . is... ‘?;_—:.'_a_ 1- - 5..-"; .a— n I ,_

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