Native american braintanning at the time of contact is a seven page article describing the different methods used to scraped hides tools and their set ups native american braintanning at the time of contact seven pages describing various hide tanning methods tools etc. Brain tanning is the ancient art of preserving animal hides using the emulsifying agents in brain matter which helps break up the mucous membranes that cause animal hides to harden this traditional method was used by many native americans for the preservation of buckskin with which to make clothing but modern tanning methods in factories . Native american brain tanning hides and other methods book read reviews from worlds largest community for readers how to tan hides the native american. Brain tanning hides is a lot of work its a very labor intensive process that uses an emulsified solution of animal brain and water to provide outstanding absorbancy to the final product but what you get at the end of your sweat and toil is an exceptionally soft hide that stays pliable even after it gets wet. Native american deerskin dressing page 4 throughout the plains great basin california and northern mexico as well as scattered other places this method was also the predominant one used by american pioneers as well as modern commercial tanneries who use hydrated lime or commercial lye introduction to brain tanning caring for
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