THE BOOK OF CAMP-LORE
FOUNDER OF THE FIRST BOY SCOUTS SOCIETY
WITH 377 ILLUSTRATIONS BY THE AUTHOR
George Du Pont
CONSERVATION, STATE OF NEW YORK
SCOUT, SPORTSMAN AND
a drawer in the antique highboy, back of the moose head
in my studio, there are specimens of Indian bead work,
bits of buckskin, necklaces made of the teeth of
animals, a stone calumet, my old hunting knife with its
rawhide sheath and—carefully folded in oiled paper—is
the jerked tenderloin of a grizzly bear!
is not all; for more important still is a mysterious
wooden flask containing the castor or the scentgland of
a beaver, which is carefully rolled up in a bit of
buckskin embroidered with mystic Indian signs.
was given to me as "big medicine" by Bow-arrow, the
Chief of the Montinais Indians. Bow-arrow said—and I
believe him—that when one inhales the odor of the castor
from this medicine flask one's soul and body are then
and forever afterwards.................