Toolkits, consisting of a small cutting board and knife for splitting and trimming feathers and small pouches containing red ochre and wax or spruce gum that the ochre was mixed with, were used for making and repairing arrows. Hunting implements often were stained with red ochre in the belief that it gave them added power.
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"Out of the bones or ivory of the walrus or of mamoth fossil they carve slender boxes in which they store the melted fat or the ointments they use in making arrows." ('The Amerindians of the Canadian Northwest in the 19th Century, as seen by Émile Petitot. Volume 1: The Tchiglit Eskimos', edited by Donat Savoie, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1971: p. 155)