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These shaman's bracelets are made from the snouts of river otters. The animals may have been among the shaman's personal spirit-helpers who assisted in curing illnesses, foretelling the future, and other tasks. A walrus ivory pin decorates each otter's nose. The gray and black pebbles, each with a natural, water worn hole, were once attached to the bracelets with sinew cords.