Re: Braintanned Buckskin

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Posted by Marcia on October 14, 1997 at 16:16:08:

In Reply to: Braintanned Buckskin posted by Joe Hinson on October 14, 1997 at 15:33:44:

Joe wrote:
:You actually use the brain matter of the animal in the process. I know it sounds quite yukky but it makes the softest most comfortable clothes.

Thanks for the explanation, Joe. I've heard of urine being used in the tanning process, but not brains. Very interesting.

: Native Americans used every part of the animal for something, nothing was wasted.

What a shocking notion for we who were raised in a society where the highest compliment in advertisements for new products is (or has been) "disposable." Hope we are getting away from that. Native Americans had it right!

: An old saying I've heard for years is, "Every animal has just enough brains to save his hide, one way or another!"

Except for people??

: Now about my post, I know Hawkeye was wet when he was in Col. Munro's office, but his shirt and his hair looked quite dry when he stepped into the surgery to see Cora & Uncas just moments later. "Clear it up for you any?"

Yup! And I agree, he looked pretty dry by the surgery scene. But that is such a tension-charged scene, I'm afraid I forget all other details, save the emotions playing out on his and Cora's faces.

: Here' another site you guys will find interesting!

"What site? When? There was no site!" ;o) Could you re-post the URL for us? Thanks.


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