Traditional Tools

Ch’iji’ Tth’an haa ts’an Gwadal Gąhtsii: Things They Make from Antler and Bone

ch’andoh nagwal or ch’idrit     metacarpal or metatarsal

These lower leg bones are used to make a skin scraper called a Nehtthah, which cleans the flesh and tendons off the inside of the caribou skin.  The scrapers are usually made from moose metacarpals (lower foreleg) or metatarsals (lower hind leg), also known collectively as the cannon bones or ch'angwal