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  • Among other highlights is a complete 1790s Anishinaabe suit of clothing – leggings, shirt, silver ornaments, otter-skin bag and moccasins ornamented with loom-woven porcupine quills – that has been traced to Fort Michilimackinac in the Upper Great Lakes.

    'Infinity Of Nations' Exhibit Opening At The National Museum Of The American Indian

  • Their chief took certain charms from an otter-skin bag and tied them around the necks of his men.

    George Washington’s First War

  • A plump-faced young shopman with red hair, in an otter-skin cap, left an old peasant woman in charge of the shop — a sort of feminine Caliban, employed in cleaning a stove made marvelous by

    The Magic Skin

  • All one side of her hair came down, in a way to be remembered, upon the left and fairest part of my favourite otter-skin waistcoat; and her head as well would have lain there doubtless, but for the danger of walking so.

    Lorna Doone

  • That she had stuck fast and in danger so long was simply because the cocked hats were too proud to give ear to the wisdom in an old otter-skin.

    Springhaven

  • At last he came upon an elderly, crusty Jew, who sold second-hand articles, and from whom he purchased a dress of Scotch stuff, a large mantle, and a fine otter-skin pelisse, for which he did not hesitate to pay seventy-five pounds.

    Around the World in 80 Days

  • Amongst these central tribes the men generally have an otter-skin, or some small scrap about as large as a pocket-handkerchief, which is barely sufficient to cover their backs as low down as their loins.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • She watched him for a while, then put some stones in the fire to boil water for the evening tea it was her custom to make, but instead of the flavorful but innocuous herbs she generally used, she took some packets out of her otter-skin medicine bag.

    The Plains of Passage

  • But even more, the materials in the otter-skin bag, and the long history of lore accumulated by trial and error that had been passed down to her, kept the travelers healthier than either of them fully realized.

    The Plains of Passage

  • She looked through the contents of the pack basket until she found several bowls and her old otter-skin medicine bag.

    The Plains of Passage

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