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Records in the SI Archives of the Office of Distribution for the year 1867, say this tool board was exchanged (no recipient listed) but apparently either this is incorrect or it was later returned to the Museum.Source of the information below: Inuvialuit Pitqusiit Inuuniarutait: Inuvialuit Living History, The MacFarlane Collection website, by the Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre (ICRC), Inuvik, N.W.T., Canada (website credits here ), entry on this artifact , retrieved 1-3-2020: A toolkit used for making arrows. It consists of a cutting board made from wood with two small pouches attached to it with strips of hide. One pouch contains red ochre and the other contains wax or spruce gum. A small knife with an iron blade and wood handle has a broken hide thong at one end, and likely had also been attached to the cutting board. More information here: Toolkits, consisting of a small cutting board and knife for splitting and trimming feathers and small pouches containing red ochre and wax or spruce gum that the ochre was mixed with, were used for making and repairing arrows. Hunting implements often were stained with red ochre in the belief that it gave them added power.

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