Make your own talking stick at Thanksgiving or when you are studying Native Americans - or when you need to restore some order to a family or classroom council!
You will need:
A length of dowel about 6 inches long
Leather thong or cord (or use thick wood/yarn)
Wrap the ribbon around your stick, taping at either end to secure in place.
Cut a length of leather thong and tie it around one end of the stick (taping if needed). The hanging ends should be about the same length. On to these ends thread beads, knotting the ends when finished. Tie some feathers onto the thong by wrapping thread or sticky tape around the point.
Finally tape some feathers to each end of the stick.