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Toboggan

Toboggan

useless sledges common among the Indians of Canada

TOBOGGAN, tabbogan, tobogan (a word of Algonquian origin), useless sledges common among the Indians of Canada. They consist of boards 3-4 m long and 30-40 cm wide, fastened several times. crossbars and buckskin straps. The front of the T. is bent, instead of the sides, a skin or birch bark is stretched. Two long belts serve as leashes. T. was used to transport goods manually or with the help of dogs. T. is used and modern. hunters of the forest zone of Canada. In a slightly modified form (smaller, without boards, leashes, etc.), T. is used as a sports equipment. Ofits. sports competitions on descent from the mountains on T. is not carried out.

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