Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series CC, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

Domestic Life
John D. Shane interview with William Clinkinbeard, ca: 1843-49: <We picked up nettles in the spring to make the chain, & got buffalo wool in the spring for the filling. Made the buffalo wool into hats too. The buffalo wool was the longest in the spring & the longest we called best. Yearlings & 2 year olds always had the best wool on. 4 of us went out once & got 24; killed them & got all the wool off. They did destroy & waste them there -- at a mightly rate. If one wasn't young & fat, it was left, & they went on & killed another. Like with the cows. I thout they never would get it ouf of this country, when I came; but now it is scarce & a curiosity.> 11CC61

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