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Old 01-29-2007, 03:36 PM   #21
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Heard the same about the otter and it also protects you.
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Old 04-01-2007, 12:28 PM   #22
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Getting back to Historian's mention of the otter wrap on a bear claw necklace...

I was asked recently to consult with the staff of the Roswell Museum, New Mexico, in offering information about the Rogers & Mary Aston Collection. We were allowed to bring material out of the cases. I inspected a bear claw necklace that had an otter depending from it. When I lifted the otter and turned it over, there was the little face showing. The otter was decorated obverse and reverse.

When I first saw Historian's brief description, I glimmed it quickly. Now that I have seen the real thing, I am more appreciative of the description and meaning.
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Someone asked about good silver makers. Earl Fenner when he is pounding makes some nice stuff. Also Frank Ward makes some nice stuff and Tom Johnson is also working some nice stuff too.

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i use an otter decorated with conchos because thats what my uppit gave me when i was dressed.

when i went to sweden they took my bat from my roach but let me take a 6 inch bone spear.

i remember one time coming home from denver march they stopped me and asked me to go to some room with them where we could chat. i was like 12, either way i forgot that in my carry on bag i had shot-off blanks from the color gaurd....i was gonna use them to make bandoliers, dont know why i never did?
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My first and only hairplates were made by Art Tate out of MA. They were his first set, and I wear them with pride. Art made them nicely detailed and graduated them nicely. Thanks Art.
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Speaking of east coast, Bob Paytk makes nice stuff also. I am not sure if he is still pounding. But his knowleage is awsome.
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I use a otter drag up until someone stole it out of my car. So, now i use the Concho drop, due to can't find otter. I was told that the Otter was considered the most highly respected animal due to the fact that the otter can communicate with water and land animals. And the Otter communicated with Wa'konda.
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...due to can't find otter....
One of the best sources for otter pelts is Eidnes Furs in Idaho.

Go to the website at http://www.eidnesfurs.com/ then click the link for "Skins & Hides/Hair On"
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A Wisconsin family shared with me their feelings about otter behavior. The otters are playful animals and their little voices are child like. One is reminded of the next generation, human and animal.
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