Canoe paddle - ROM2005_5914_1


Canoe paddle

Maker: Made by Walter Dean Company in Toronto, used by Haudenosaunee (Iroquois)
Medium:Commercially made wooden paddle
Geography: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date: late 19th century-early 20th century
138.5 × 14 × 3 cm
Object number: 922.1.15
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Evelyn H.C. Johnson; The Chiefswood Collection
Not on view
DescriptionIn 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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