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Citations From Vanstone (1982) Article

« A cylindrical container of birch bark is a case for beaver scent or castoreum that was carried on trapping excursions by hunters. This type of container was also sometimes used for matches (Speck, 1937, p. 63, pi. XXI, group A). The rolled piece of bark is morticed in place and the bottom is a section of wood held in place with small tacks. The mouth is closed by a wooden plug (fig. 5i). »
Vanstone, James W. "The Speck Collection of Montagnais Material Culture from the Lower St. Lawrence Drainage, Quebec." Fieldiana. Anthropology. New Series, No. 5 (October 29, 1982), p.10 fig 5I (p.33).

Translation Of Citations From Vanstone (1982) Article

« Un contenant cylindrique en écorce de bouleau sert d’étui pour l’odeur de castor, aussi appelé castoréum. Il était ainsi transporté par le chasseur lorsqu’il partait à la trappe. Aussi, ce type de contenant servait parfois à transporter des allumettes (Speck, 1937, p. 63, pi. XXI, groupe A). La pièce d’écorce roulée est encastrée et le dessous, qui est fait d’une pièce de bois, est tenu en place avec des petites punaise s. L’ouverture est fermée par un bout de bois (fig. 5i). »
Vanstone, James W. "The Speck Collection of Montagnais Material Culture from the Lower St. Lawrence Drainage, Quebec." Fieldiana. Anthropology. New Series, No. 5 (October 29, 1982), p.10 fig 5I (p.33).

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