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Native Americans love to make and bead bags. One bag that is popular and very useful is the Parfleche. It takes the place of a modern day suitcase. The traditional bags were made of tough hide to double as a shield in case of attack.

I am packing my Parfleche and taking a trip, by horse, to the Grand Canyon. Let's play the ABC game of packing and come along with me to enjoy the spectacular scenery and learn some historical facts about the Grand Canyon and the culture of the Native Americans who still live there.

I will begin by packing my parflech with:

A
Arrows - just in case of attack by wild animals

Next: What will you pack that starts with the letter 'B'


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B - Bacon, smoked it does't spoil and it's for cooking over that open campfire (you will have one?)

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Love bacon!!!

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Cornmeal for offerings and prayers.


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Deodorant - going to need it for a trip this long


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Everybody will need deodorant on this trip! Thanks for the reminder, Beetle.

Elk teeth for trade


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Family Pictures - To use in recounting stories around the evening fires with others on the journey; plus to a piece of their spirit along with you


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G Grain - To feed the horse. (And maybe a little peppermint candy? Horses love mints.)

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Heishi beads for trading

Looks like we are going to need some pack horses soon.


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Insoles, padded
Since the horse will be carrying all the items & we'll need to walk along.


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Jalapeno pepper jelly for my crackers


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