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Baillargeon, Morgan, 1956-
North American Aboriginal hide tanning : the act of transformation and revival / Morgan Baillargeon
Gatineau, Qu├ębec : Canadian Museum of Civilization, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E98.L4 B34 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Tanning
Tanning -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Tanning -- Pictorial works
Indian leatherwork
Hides and skins
Tanners -- Canada
Tanners -- United States
Physical Description ix, 144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-144)
Contents The tanner as artist -- Experimental tanning -- Faith Bad Bear -- Glen Leming -- Lillian Wesley -- Casey Rowan -- Kitty Smith -- Irene McIntosh Smith -- Gertie Tom -- Marge Jackson -- Donlin Many Bad Horses -- Juliette Menesse-Ferguson -- Pauline Bonnetrouge -- Mary Cadiaux -- David Christensen -- The chemistry of tanning / Ruth Mcconnell
Language Includes abstract in French
Summary "The research for this book began in the early 1980s when brain tanned hide was already very difficult to obtain, very expensive, and Aboriginal hide tanners were difficult to find in Central Alberta. From 1989 to 1991 the author, Morgan Baillargeon, began interviewing as many hide tanners as he could find in northern Alberta, the Yukon Territories and the Northwest Territories, as part of his field research for his Master's degree. His interests in this fascinating traditional art form continues today, and over the years he has interviewed over 40 traditional and contemporary tanners
This book explores the relationship Aboriginal people have with big-game animals killed for food and for the purpose of making tanned leather from the hides. This book also contains the hide tanning recipes from 13 tanners and step by step instructions in how to tan moose, buffalo, deer, elk, and caribou hide using traditional North American Aboriginal tanning techniques. A number of experimental techniques are also discussed at length using bone, stone, shell, and wooden tools."--pub. desc
Series Mercury series
Ethnology paper ; 146
Alternate Author Canadian Museum of Civilization

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