1. transitive verb. split bark; usage: This can refer to both splitting off the outer bark or to split inner bark into strips for weaving.
'Nii sidii dzaba nooyu t'alda hat'al dm hoyt. That's what my mother used to do, she took the inner bark and made strips.
Yagwa dzaba t'al dm sa hat'alu. I am preparing bark.
Flora Eaton spliting cedarbark to thin it. Phtograph by Margaret Seguin [Anderson], 1980.
Cora Robinson splitting hat'al. Photograph by Margaret Seguin [Anderson] 1980.