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They used to make bags to hold the items used to make fire. It was a reddish rock, as well as flint. A red rock would be used to hit against the flint, and it would create sparks. They would then use a dry bog moss and once the spark landed on this moss, a fire would catch and take hold. The men had their own fire bags and the women had their own ones as well.

– Andrew Natachequan, Whapmagoostui



Bags, Pouches and Containers


The Historical and Contemporary Legacy

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Permanent Collection of the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute