Viewing page 11 of 16


Transcription: [00:34:00]
[background voices/noise throughout]
{SPEAKER name="Marvin Salo"}
Pardon? Yes, the leaves are used as sauna switches. Oh yes, the saunas - there, there's a part that we got to get into.
{SPEAKER name="Marvin Salo"}
The sauna switch, the birch trees used everything outta that. I don't care what it is, it's being used. The root is being used to make utensils because it's a snarly root.
{SPEAKER name="Marvin Salo"}
And this'll hold regardless how you take and make a utensil outta it. It won't crack, twist, or anything.
You can carve the root out and make a dish out of it.
The leaves are used as sauna switches, they make a sauna switch out of it. Which, I don't know if you-- How many people have been in a sauna? You use a sauna switch and you stimulate your skin so you perspire, and as you perspire you loosen up what they call-- How would I translate this now? You loosen up your small blood vessels on the top and stimulate them so the circulation of your body would arrise due with the heat.
And this will consequently make you feel good and fresh and you know-- Well, kinda in other words after you got out of a sauna you could take and run twelve miles and go back in and take another one.
Alright, now we will go to the different types of snow shoes.
Now this snow shoe here that I'm talking about, that we talk about snow shoeing, this one here is known as a pack shoe. The reason it's a pack shoe is it's short, and you'd ski or trail in the winter time with skis-let's go to the beginning.
This one here would be a traveling shoe. You would travel and probably break your trail out first with this one.
Then you'd go skiing. You'd ski that same trail to keep that trail open while you're trapping.
Then you'd go to the small pack shoe and just carry it on your back because it's light, it's short, and it fits in your pack.
And if you wanted-if you'd seen something that had a little life in it in the area, you'd take your pack shoe out, park your skis on the tree, walk off with your pack shoe.
Then come back and pick up your skis again and then finish your trail.
Or if you'd seen something that you know that was interesting.
And, very seldom you'd use this pack shoe to cross a river.You'd always use the longest and the biggest floatation shoe that you could find. Beaver trapping you always used the large shoe.

Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact