How to Make Native American Walking Sticks

By Zachariah C. Miller

Making a walking stick is enjoyable and rewarding. The stick offers support during hikes and is decorative while not in use.

Step 1

Find a chest-high straight branch 1.5 to 1.75 inches in diameter. Pine branches are a good choice. Saw off the uneven top off the stick to make it flat.

Step 2

Strip the bark off the entire stick or just the handle area with a knife.

Step 3

Sand the stick until it is smooth, occasionally using a wet rag to remove dust.

Step 4

Drill a hole through the stick, two inches below the top, to loop the leather strap through.

Step 5

Pour wood stain into a bucket or container. Use a rag or brush to apply the wood stain to the entire stick, then prop the stick up and let the stain dry for a couple of hours.

Step 6

Loop the leather cord or strap through the hole at the top and tie it to form a loop.

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About the Author

Zachariah C. Miller has been writing professionally since 1994. He has written for various online publications. Miller holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in recording and media production from Expression College for Digital Arts.

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