Dr. Haddon learned "Dressing a Skin" from Mr. Harlan I. Smith of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, who found it among the Salish Indians of Thompson River, British Columbia, when on the Jessup North Pacific Expedition. (See Smith p. 282, fig. 270, a, 1-7 and Haddon 5, p. 217.)
String Figure Notation (SFN)
OA:T ht nFS:re L, kl
fl hanging S out & over S
T ma-th TN gr fFS:ex qu
The object of the Third movement is to get each far index finger string into a convenient position for drawing it through the thumb loop. This movement may be done by drawing each far index string toward you on the thumb and then releasing the little finger loops and the original thumb loops.