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Pouch

Object Number:29-10-37
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Algonkin
Provenience: Canada
Quebec
Maniwaki
Culture Area: Subarctic Culture Area
Locus: Reservation 6 miles south of Maniwaki.
Section:American
Materials:Fiber
Height: 18 cm
Width: 15 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Frederick Johnson (#1-93) / Gift of Frank Speck (#94-99), 1929

Description

Cloth bag filled with tinder. This is part of the outfit for making fire which used to be carried. Our present information indicates that fire was made with pyrites in aboriginal times, with the coming of the whites, flint and steel was substituted. At present this is seldom used, matches having become more popular.

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