Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | July 25, 2014

Fire From Sticks

IMG_9690-003   After the cattail pollen was harvested, it was taken to the Lenape Village at Churchville Nature Center for bread.  A Lenape instructor provided a fire with her bow drill.   The picture shows her vigorously spinning the drill (a straight stick) with a bow (a stick that will bend to add cordage) to make an ember on a notched flat piece of wood that can be held down with the knee.  Smoke comes first before the important ember.

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