A Catalog of Maya Hieroglyphs (Civilization of the American by J. Eric Thompson, George E. Stuart

By J. Eric Thompson, George E. Stuart

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There also was the so-called camp trade, where a member of a winter encampment was entrusted with a small supply of provisions for issue to fellow trappers in the event they ran short during the winter, saving a long journey to the trading post. For years, Hudson's Bay Company post managers had been storekeepers to the natives. But by the 1950s, their duties and functions had increased. 52 Hudson Bay Watershed Family allowances, old age pensions, and relief payments were directed to them for administration, and the company's shortwave radio frequently provided the only communication link with the outside world in times of emergency.

The tubs hold seal meat preserved in seal oil. This polar bear was shot by Elijah Albany while it was swimming in the estuary of the Severn River. When Elijah beached his canoe, word quickly spread, and all the men of the village came to admire the bear and hear his story of the kill. Then someone brought a heavy rope and all hands joined in dragging the carcass up the steep riverbank to the rear of the village for butchering. Elijah and his father gutted the bear; then the hide and its underlying three-inch layer of fat were removed in strips six inches wide, just as if it was a seal or beluga whale.

Under the prevailing division of labour, men caught and brought home the animals, and in some cases skinned them, while women prepared the pelts for market. Mrs. George Baxter of Ogoki with a beaver pelt laced in a stretching frame. Mr. and Mrs. Baxter, with four sons and their families, spent the winter months in a cluster of neat log cabins on Washi Lake. Such camps typically housed three generations and occasionally four. The Fur Trade 57 This beaver pelt, laced taughtly in a bent-alder drying frame and hung outside for several days to freeze-dry, is now ready for market.

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