If one single material has been absolutely necessary to the Innu down through the ages, it would be the caribou hide. The hide is treated and used to make a thousand articles for everyday use: tent coverings, winter clothing, shoes, rawhide, crafts etc. It can be used raw, tanned or smoked.
Skimming the Fat and Removing the Hair
5:05 min - We use the bone from the animal's hind leg to make a tool that is used to remove the ...
5:18 min - After placing the stakes to freeze the stretched hide, the inside is scraped once more. Once the hide is frozen ...
2:34 min - To soften the tanned hide, it has to macerate for a long time in this water and brain mixture, which ...
10:49 min - Before tanning or smoking, we decide on the hide's use. Once the hide has been prepared and all holes ...