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Buckskin Bags and Rifle Cases

eagle feather Important Notes
1.  We use drawings for buckskin clothing and some accessories to best emphasize subtle differences that would otherwise blend in with photographs.
2.   Museum researched  = Product patterned from original items or detailed descriptions in original journals or research materials.

eagle feather About Buckskin Bags and Cases
Native Americans and other fur trade and frontier residents, like a frontiersman or mountain man, did not have cabinets or dresser drawers to store their belongings. Instead they stored their tools, buckskin clothing, personal items, and most other things in bags or cases made of buckskin or rawhide (parfleche).

Native Americans made their buckskin bags with smaller stitches, like those used on their buckskin clothing. The mountain man, frontiersman or longhunter either traded with Indians for such bags or learned from the Indians how to make their own.

Rifle cases and sewn rawhide cases (parfleche) were sewn with much larger stitches. Both running and whip stitches may be used on the same item, dependent on the area being sewn.

Many people like to decorate their personal buckskin bags and cases with quill or bead work. That's much easier to do, using traditional methods, on Indian-tanned buckskin.

eagle feather For More Info ...
Read our info articles about How We Make our buckskin products or the article series about original buckskin clothing.  Also check out our info article Rifle Cases: A Brief History.

Bags: Possible and Pipe Bags Museum researched
  Tobacco Bags Museum researched
Rifle Cases:  Lenape (Delaware) or Longhunter Rifle Case  Museum researched
  Absaroka (Crow) Rifle Case  Museum researched
  Blackfeet or Cree Rifle Case  Museum researched
  Cheyenne Rifle Case  Museum researched
  Lakota (Sioux) Rifle Case  Museum researched
  Mountain Man Rifle Case  Museum researched

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