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What is a ''fire horn'' referred to in the final chapter of No Country For Old Men?

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February 04, 2008 10:22PM

I believe this refers to the practice by Indian tribes of the US great plains and Southwest of using a hollowed out animal horn to carry tinder and burning embers when traveling so that starting a new fire would be easier. See here: http://books.google.com/books?id=U18gmt5sSIYC&pg=PA135&lpg=PA135&dq=%22+fire+horn%22&source=web&ots=FhmOar0tKd&sig=U0X9LHRCs7-chleq0Aqe2QB-kDI