Re Grey Owl (and other craft suppliers) (long)
Lorie McGraw (llmcgraw@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Fri, 29 Aug 1997 20:22:37 +0000
Dave, (and others on the List)
While getting my district's DAy Camp together I came across much
information regarding the supplies and items for NA crafts (Also, Jana, I
will be sending you patches ASAP! Thanks!!).
Just got a 1996-97 catalog from the folks in Irving (yes, the BSA
folks). Grey Owls is still in buisness and even offers a 10% discount to
scouting (ask them about it, I am not sure if it is only for
council-with-purchase-order orders or if just Jo Scouter can order and still
get the discount.) Great catalog, but I have never ordered from them (not
yet). The address and phone is as follows:
Grey Owl Indian Craft Sales Corp.
132-05 Merrick Blvd.
Post Office Box 340468
Jamaica, NY 11434
Phone: (718) 341-4000
Fax (718) 527-6000
Also Try these three places, both excellent and I have gotten some great
things from them, at very good prices (sometimes 1/2 of what Tandy charges)
*1*Crazy Crow Trading Post (on the web at http://www.texoma.net/cctp/)
Pottsboro, Tx. 75076
(903) 786-2287 FAx (903) 786 9059
Crazy Crow handles mostly the making for Native American crafts, and not
as many kits. Their imitation bear and eagle claws only cost a few cents
each by the 100 (split some up at Roundtable). Thay also have tomahawks,
bells, skins and claws, feathers, and much more. You can e-mail them from
their web site and they will send sale catalogs for free to you, their
regular catalog I think costs $3.00. They are Very fast (next day out) and
very knowledgeable over the phone.
*2*Wandering Bull (on the web at http://www.wanderingbull.com/)
I have loaned out my catalog, but WB will send you one if you go to the
above site and e-mail them your address. They have a great selection, some
good kits, and their prices are very good. HAven't ordered anything friom
them yet, but there is a hat that I want <grin>.
*3*I also have had very good luck with The Leather Factory. They offer
Wholesale minus 10% to Scouters. I called the one near me and just told
them over the phone that I was a cub leader and could I get the scout
discount, they said no problem, took my credit card number, and the order
was at my house in 2 days. They have many toll free numbers, call
1-800-433-3201 and get the # for the state nearest you.
Some Sites to visit on the 'Net re: Native American Crafts (how-to and supplies)
Here are some of the following that I have found:
Tara Prindle's Native Tech: Native American Technology Site (My favorite!)
Native American Art Resources on the Internet:
Source List for N.A. Craft Supplies:
Native American Crafts Bulletin Board:
If you have any trouble with those links, or cannot access the internet,
write back to me and I will go to these sites and copy the info down for you.
Hope this helps, I just hope that one day my Tenderfoot will be in the OA so
I can really Use some of my information! (VBG)
>From: Dave Montague <cavedave@LAVA.NET>
>Subject: Grey Owl
>1. I have an old (1989) catalog for a company named:
>>Grey Owl Indian Craft Co., Inc.
>3. Does anyone know where I can find these folks? >
>Regards, Dave M. (aka: "Searches for Grey Owl")
Lorie McGraw <email@example.com>
Bear Leader Pack 410 Den 4
Indian Waters Council, Etowah Creek District Columbia, SC
"If a bigger hammer doesn't work, your problem is electrical." --Dad
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City