The Past – Flintknapping

Before the days of stores and catalogs, native people on the plains made their tools from stone, through a skill called "flintknapping."

Flintknapping (Windows Media)
Flintknapping (Real Media)


Ed Day, demonstrating how to work with flints


Sharpening with deer antler


Hand-carved flint knife


Striking the flint


Large flint rock



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