• Beaver pelts were used in making felt, which could be turned into a top hat, shown here with its case.

Beaver Hat

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims

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  • This example is from the late 1800s, a time by which silk had replaced beaver as the material of choice for the upper classes.
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  • Native American Studies
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