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Morningstar Studio  

Fine Wabanaki Arts by Jeanne Morningstar Kent

Video Gallery

by morningstarstudio on September 8, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Wigwam Building #2 - This is a time lapse video of students building a wigwam covered with birch rolls. It is rather fast, but shows some of the basics. End result is similar to wigwams of the Northeast woodland people.

by morningstarstudio on September 8, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Wigwam Building #1 - This segment shows what type of wood is used and how it is prepared for the framework of a wigwam. Video is by the Institute for American Indian Studies.

by morningstarstudio on September 7, 2012 at 3:27 AM

Making a Bow Drill for Fire - This wilderness video shows one how to make a bow drill set and to use it to make coals for a fire. Very clear and detailed.

by morningstarstudio on July 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Harvesting Birch Bark from a Stick - This video demonstrates how to harvest small cylinders of birch bark for containers from small branches.

by morningstarstudio on July 2, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Fishing Salmon by Hand - Fishing by hand should only be done in familiar waters to avoid encountering other unfriendly wildlife. In a survival situation, it is possible to fish with no equipment. It takes patience, but has been effective for thousands of years.

by morningstarstudio on July 2, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Finger Weaving for Sashes - This is a primary tutorial on how to finger weave. Many people weave sashes or cuff and leg bands. While this does not get into patterns, it is a good tutorial for learning how the finger weaving is done.

by morningstarstudio on July 2, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Carbou/Moose Tufting - Canadian artist demonstrates Caribou Hair Tufting on a hair piece. This technique could also be used with moose hair. Caribou hair is finer then that of the moose.

by morningstarstudio on July 1, 2012 at 1:32 AM

Making Pine Pitch Glue - Gives ingredients and process for making pine pitch glue which was used on canoes and birch pails to waterproof seams.

by morningstarstudio on July 1, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Debris Shelters - Video shows a variety of debris shelters made from natural materials found in the area. No tools are necessary. Such temporary lodging was used by hunters.

by morningstarstudio on July 1, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Processing Deer Hides-Part 1 - This is an introduction to scraping the fur from the hide in the process of preparing the leather for use.

by morningstarstudio on July 1, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Wigwam Preparation - Jeffry Leffler, primitive technologist, prepares trees for structure of a wigwam at the Institute for Native American Studies, Washington, CT.

by morningstarstudio on June 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Building A Birch Bark Canoe - Aron York constructs a Birch Bark canoe. Although using modern tools, the construction is the same as it would have been when Natives crossed Lake Champlain years ago.

by morningstarstudio on June 30, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Eastern Moccasin Making - Native artist shows two different types of woodland moccasins. The Abenaki used the center seam style. I have used his video for making my own pattern and moccasins and found it to be very clear in its directions.

by morningstarstudio on June 30, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Preparing Black Ash Splints - Video shows the pounding of the log and separation of layers resulting in splints for basket making.

by morningstarstudio on June 29, 2012 at 3:57 AM

Abenaki Woman's Story - "Weaving My Way Back" tells the story of an Abenaki woman growing up unable to keep her heritage a secret as her mother demanded.

by morningstarstudio on June 29, 2012 at 3:30 AM

Abenaki Creation Story - Video tells the story of Abenaki Creation thru pictures with English caption while the narrator tells the story in the Abenaki language.

by morningstarstudio on June 29, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Wampum - Fred Wiseman talks about Wampum and how it is used.

by morningstarstudio on June 29, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Quill Work - Jim Taylor talks about his quillwork.

by morningstarstudio on June 29, 2012 at 2:42 AM

Milkweed Cordage - Vera Longtoe Sheehan demonstrates who she makes cordage from the milkweed plant and weaves it into bags as the Abenaki did for many years.

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