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Bags and Pouches - Having no pockets in his clothes, the Indian carried his toilet articles, paint, medicine, tobacco, pipes, trinkets, sewing tools, and other prized possessions in small bags or pouches.  These were made from rawhide, bird skins, buckskins, babiche, hair, bark, grass, and other materials.  Larger bags, joined together like the cowboy's saddlebags, were used on horses for transporting heavy articles and supplies.  Most bags were highly decorated with beadwork, quillwork, or painted designs.

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