HIDE

 

 

When an animal was killed for food, the people saved the skin and used it in many ways. First they turned the pelt or hide into rawhide or into leather by a process called tanning. Once "dressed" or cured, the hide can be used to make many useful things.

 

 

HERE ARE SOME THINGS MADE OF HIDE:

 

 

TIPIS

 

CLOTHES

BULL BOATS

 

HOLDERS

MOCCASINS

 

SHIELDS

CRADLES

 

DRUMS

 

SOME WORDS YOU SHOULD KNOW:

Pelt: The skin of an animal with the fur or hair still on it. A stripped animal skin ready for tanning.

Rawhide: The untanned hide of cattle or other animals.

Hide: The skin of an animal, especially the thick, tough skin or pelt of a large animal.

Leather: The dressed or tanned hide of an animal, usually with the hair removed.

Tanning: The process of turning hide into leather.