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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


June 14, 2003 - Issue 89


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Baby Board

credits: photo courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian
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Baby Board, wood, skin, wool, canvas, beads, sinew, and cotton.

Baby boards served as cradles and were attached to the side of the saddle when riding. Often the board was hung in a nearby tree while the mother picked berries or dug roots.

Often the board was hung in a tree while the mother picked berries or dug roots. The wind rocked the baby and kept it out of reach of coyotes and bears. Heavily decorated baby boards such as this Kutenai one were often a part of a woman's parade outfit.

photo: Harry Foster, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, QC

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