Bear’s Tâpishkâkin or Chest Necklace

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The bear was held in the highest regard of all animals. You can see that he isn’t around in the winter. He is underground in his den. Why should he not be respected? He is able to survive in his den alone.

A nicely crafted rope was made. It was put on the bear after he was killed, and something else that was beautifully decorated with beading, in the style the women made while sewing, was placed on the bear’s chest to be worn when it was brought home. I remember my father telling me about this, as well as my mother. It was long ago that they had heard about it from their parents.

– Joseph Neeposh, Waswanipi

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Category

Hunting and Fishing, Spiritual Material
 

Zone

The Land Has Memory — The Recent Past
 

Lending Institution / Lender

Richard Preston
 

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