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HIDE, measures. In England, a hide of land, according to some ancient manuscripts, contained one hundred and twenty acres. Co. Litt. 5; Plowd. 167; Touchst. 93.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The women not only performed labor-intensive work within the process of hide production, they were still responsible for all of the domestic duties, making clothes for the family, gathering plant life, and tanning hides. It took a woman approximately ten days to process one buffalo hide.
Here is a method of tanning hides that is low cost and low labor compared to other methods of "custom tanning." I've personally used this system to tan sheepskins, deerskins, groundhog pelts, rabbit hides and goat skins.
The alum is a pickling and preserving agent used for pickles and tanning hides.