Box - ROM2005_5875_1



Maker: Huron
Medium:Birchbark embroidered in satin stitch and french knots with dyed moose hair, with interior wall and fitted lid
Geography: Lorette (Wendake), Quebec, Canada
Date: mid-19th century
9.8 x 23.5 x 21.7 cm
Object number: 922.1.83.A
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Evelyn H.C. Johnson; The Chiefswood Collection
Not on view

Wedding gift to Emily and George Johnson from Hurons of Lorette (Wendake).

In the early 20th century Evelyn H.C. Johnson, a member of a prominent Six Nations Mohawk family, donated to the Royal Ontario Museum a large number of objects named the Chiefswood Collection after the name of the Johnson family home. In this collection, Evelyn Johnson created a remarkable record of her family over four generations, and of events that involved the Iroquoian people at Six Nations from the end of the American Revolution to the Six Nations Agricultural Fair of 1922.

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