Artifacts

Bandolier Bag
ITEM: 18_1933_232
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This ornately decorated Bandolier Bag has wide shoulder straps to be worn across the body, and a connecting bag. The bags are primarily made by women, but worn for ceremonial occasions by men, seen as an object of prestige. There is no particular purpose to the bag, other than for show as the bag could be an indicator for the... read more

Saddle
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This saddle is an adaptation of European horse riding gear. —- The beadwork and the interior border line especially indicate that this pad saddle was most likely made the Plains Ojibwa. Information with thanks to Frank Kodras

Snowshoes
ITEM: 757
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Snowshoes, made from spruce, birch/willow frames, with rims, crossbars and webbing. Used by both Arctic and Subarctic peoples the snowshoes were essential for hunting and travelling during the winter. The shape of the frame indicates the specific usage, and this shape is considered to be related to the Ojibwe or the Cree. The shoes were likely to be used when... read more

Tobacco Bag
ITEM: NMEMG 009
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Used to hold tobacco pipes when travelling. —- The beadwork on this pipe bag was made by the Plains Ojibwa aka Saulteaux (Bunji, Soto) and in the USA ┬áthis group is known as the Chippwewa. Information with thanks to Frank Kodras