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Traditional Skills Instructor

Jeffrey Gottlieb, MS (in Biology), has been a Naturalist, Outdoor Educator and Primitive Skills Instructor for more than 30 years. He works with school groups, nature centers, museums, scout troops and summer camps, builds full-sized wigwams and longhouses and replicates primitive tools and artifacts for display. 


His areas of special interest include fiber arts, flintknapping, basketry, edible and utilitarian plants, and nature awareness. He travels widely in the Eastern U.S. teaching at rendezvous, gatherings and historic fairs.


He has written a how-to manual on building wigwams, and an instructors' manual, Teaching Primitive Skills to Children. His new book on natural fibers and ropemaking is available directly from him.


He welcomes correspondence and can be reached via email at, or at 245 Red Dog Lane, Whittier, NC, 28789.


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