Other rice storage containers
Author lived 1863-1940. Papers relating to fur traders and missionaries, dated 1845-1880, 1935.
The original Indian way of taking care of the rice after parching, was to store it in containers made of fawn skins, even rabbit skins, or hides of any other rather small, fur-bearing animals. Such "sacks" of rice were easily transported, but usually kept on, or hung from, the upper poles of their wigwams...
John Bardon, Wild Rice (Minnesota Historical Society Manuscripts Notebooks A/.B247, 1935).