Bear Chin Skins

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I only made them when my husband would kill a bear. He would remove the chin, and I would remove whatever meat there may have been. I would bend a piece of wood around and I would sew it onto the bear chin. Every time he would kill a bear he would remove the chin and I would scrape off the meat and thread a piece of wood onto the chin. Once it had dried really well I would fold it and embroider designs on it. That’s how I saw others do it, and that’s what I did as well. It was just used as a keepsake.

– Marianne Longchap, Mistissini

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Category

Hunting and Fishing, Spiritual Material
 

Zone

The Land Has Memory — The Recent Past
 

Lending Institution / Lender

Canadian Museum of Civilization
 

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