"Ten Cultural Studies," Southern Algonquian - ROM2009_11092_1

ROM2009_11092_1

"Ten Cultural Studies," Southern Algonquian

Maker: Paul Kane (1810 Mallow, Ireland–1871 Toronto, Canada)
Medium:Graphite on paper
Geography: St. Marys River
Date: early August 1845
Dimensions:
13.7 x 21.5 cm
Object number: 946.15.1
Credit Line: Gift of Raymond A. Willis in memory of his mother, Emmie à Court ("Chelsea"), daughter of Allan Cassels and granddaughter of the Honourable G. W. Allan
Not on view
DescriptionThroughout history, fish have been an important resource for First Peoples, and the St. Marys River has been a main focus for whitefish. Kane’s sketches are invaluable documents showing the dipnet and the technique of netting whitefish from the small birchbark canoes.
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