Help Our Living Village Develop, No Matter Where You Are
Creating a village takes a lot of hard work, but it also takes a lot of materials! So if you can’t be here to lend a hand, you can always help from a distance by making, finding, or purchasing some of those much needed items!
**Please contact our project coordinator at Ronnie@nativeamericanmuseum.org to inform us of items that are on the way so we can accurately update our needs list!**
|Deer Hides||Full Size||Tanned (brain tanned if possible) hides to make regalia for our volunteers to wear. The average woman’s regalia will need 3-4 and the men’s 1-3. Natural color only|
|Thick Plastic Bags||Large||These will be crafted together to make artificial leaves for the garden exhibit. Color does not matter, but no holes or tears|
|Wire||20 to 16 guage||Plastic coated floral wire or recycled electrical is currently best. These will be used as bean vines and structural support for artificial leaves.|
|Low-fire clay||20-25 lb bags||We will be pit firing these pieces so a lower cone firing rate is preferred.|
|Animal Hides||Full to scrap pieces||Hides with fur must be from animals local, or in close proximity, to the Outer Banks such as possum, deer, buffalo, skunk, raccoon, beaver, mink, and rabbit. Hides with and without fur must be natural colors.|
|Feathers||Any size can be used||We need turkey but can also use peacock and domestic geese or duck. This includes unique color morphs of turkey feathers. Natural coloring or white turkey feathers dyed to mimic raptor feathers.|
|Cat Tail or Bullrush||Whole leaves and/or stalks||Please allow leaves to dry before shipping to prevent molding|
|Handmade Cordage||Diameter from 3/8 to 1/2 inch diameter||We need cordage that is made by hand. We recommend yucca, but other fibrous plants can be used. For an instructional video follow this link|
|Fishing Nets||Minimal of 2×3 feet||Handmade and in primitive style out of natural materials such as yucca leave cordage|
|Local Shells||From tool size to jewelry size||Shells often used for tools and/or beads were whelk, quahog clam, cockles, oysters, and scallops. They don’t need to be perfect, but we can’t use most small fragments. The exception to this is the purple and white quahog.|
|Bows and arrows||Adult||Must be of primitive design and natural materials|
|Artificial Display Items||To Scale||Synthetic models of local food to be used as display within the longhouse. This includes corn, beans, edible squash, whole berries, persimmons, figs, leeks, parsnips, potatoes, and pears.|
|Traditional tools||Functional||We will need tools out of natural materials; such as a pump drill and gardening hoe. Please contact our project coordinator for details if you are interested in constructing tools for the village|
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