. Annual report of the regents of the university on the condition of the State Cabinet of Natural History and the historical and antiquarian collection annexed thereto. Science. 76 [Assembly from the inner rind of bass wood bark were then passed between the bows both length and crosswise, and fastened to the rim pieces. A burden strap was then attached to the frame at the point where the strip of bark passed across the upright bow from side to side; and from tlience it passed diagonally across to the horizontal part of the frame, to the point where the lower strip of bark crossed that part of

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. Annual report of the regents of the university on the condition of the State Cabinet of Natural History and the historical and antiquarian collection annexed thereto. Science. 76 [Assembly from the inner rind of bass wood bark were then passed between the bows both length and crosswise, and fastened to the rim pieces. A burden strap was then attached to the frame at the point where the strip of bark passed across the upright bow from side to side; and from tlience it passed diagonally across to the horizontal part of the frame, to the point where the lower strip of bark crossed that part of
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. Annual report of the regents of the university on the condition of the State Cabinet of Natural History and the historical and antiquarian collection annexed thereto. Science. 76 [Assembly from the inner rind of bass wood bark were then passed between the bows both length and crosswise, and fastened to the rim pieces. A burden strap was then attached to the frame at the point where the strip of bark passed across the upright bow from side to side; and from tlience it passed diagonally across to the horizontal part of the frame, to the point where the lower strip of bark crossed that part of the frame. There were several feet of rope at each end, reserved to lash around whatever burden was placed upon the frame ; but when the frame was empty, as it is shown above, these ropes were passed up to the top of the frame and there secured. After being loaded the frame was placed upon the back, and the burden strap passed over the head and placed across the chest. If the burden was very heavy it was customary to use two straps, one across the chest, and the other against the forehead. At the present day the burden frame is still in use. • Ga-ose-ha, or eaby fea.me. No. 19.. In the collection will be found two specimens, one of which was procured of a Tuscarora woman on Grand river, and the other of a Seneca at Tonawanda. This figure is introduced to show the frame divested of the belts and drapery by wliich, when in actual lase, it is entirely concealed. It consists of but three principal pieces of wood, the bow, bottom board and foot board, upon the first and last of which the most labor was bestowed. They are. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. New York State Museum. Albany, Regents of the University

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