There are two kinds of rabbits, the jack rabbit and the cottontail. In season they were good eating.
When you kill a rabbit for food you always make sure it does not have many fleas. If you eat flea infested rabbit you could get sick and die.
The tanned rabbit fur was used for holding the bark of the cliff rose that was used for the baby's diaper. Two rabbit skins stitched together in the shape of an hourglass. With cut narrow strips of hide at each of the four corners which was used to tie the fur in place on the baby. When the baby messed or wet on the diaper, the cliff rose bark was removed, allowed to dry and was later used again.
Rabbit fur or skin had many uses and was prized by the women.
Dimensions: 3.1" x 4.8"