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leather from the hide of a deer

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100 in silver, as the first year's produce; and then pulling out the deerskin purse with the pistoles, 'And here, my dear,' says I, 'is the gold watch.
Holland Braund, Deerskins & Duffels: The Creek Indian Trade with Anglo-America, 1685-1815 (1993); Daniel K.
With the start of the Connecticut bow season on Monday, thousands of deerskins will be taken off our local venison -- and wasted.
He looks at Savannah as a typical Caribbean town of the era, and traces the economic history of the region, trading rice, slaves, deerskins, and rum.
In this same period however, English traders began to venture inland, offering European metal goods and cloth in exchange for deerskins.
He clad slaves in deerskins and had lions eat them.
His 2005 "The New World" begins with a depiction of the clash of cultures at the time of Pocahontas--the English ship, with sails slack, coasts along the James River, the scruffy, scurvy crew jumping from cannon port to port to goggle for the first time at the curious indigenous on the shore, who also dart around rubbernecking in deerskins.
This is the case in an 'early and rude' state of society where beaver and deerskins are exchanged in a ratio inversely proportional to the labour time required to hunt and skin them.
The idea was conceived as a way to preserve and promote indigenous primitive skills, like making white oak baskets, foraging for wild foods, and tanning deerskins.
Even so-called cash articles (requiring cash for purchase) like tea, coffee, leather, iron, powder, and lead could be purchased with other products treated as cash, such as linen, cloth, feathers, beeswax, deerskins, and furs.
An upstairs corridor is lined with antlers and the walls are covered in deerskins to keep out the biting cold of a Caithness winter.
Only with the coming of the Acadians to Louisiana and the English to Natchez after 1763 did the black and white populations grow significantly; only after the invention of the cotton gin, combined with reduction in the market for deerskins, did the numbers become irresistible.
In a side room floor to ceiling - sit 1,400 saddles and countless blankets, buffalo pelts, and deerskins along with other items, from pottery to television sets.
MOST NUMEROUS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN INDIAN nations, with a population estimated at 20,000 in 1775 and 25,000 or 26,000 in 1790, the Creek confederacy furnished approximately half the deerskins in the colonial Indian trade of their best customer, the British empire.
Between 1755 and 1773, for example, about 600,000 deerskins were shipped to England from Savannah, Georgia, alone.