Shoulder pouch worn by Chief John Tecumseh Henry - ROM2011_12138_24

Cory Willmott © Royal Ontario Museum, 2008

Shoulder pouch worn by Chief John Tecumseh Henry

Maker: Anishinaabeg (Ojibwa)
Medium:Snake skin, wool cloth, glass beads
Geography: Great Lakes Region, Canada or USA
Date: mid-19th century
100 x 28 cm
Object number: 976X85.10
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionOronhyatekha Collection catalogue: "This pouch of Chief John Tecumseh Henry, as also No. 59, that of his wife, have the rare Indian snakeskin covering for the shoulder straps. These, and other articles in this collection (Nos. 77, 79, 89, 91), were worn by the Chief and his wife when they represented the Caradoc Indian Reserve and presented an address to the Prince of Wales on the occasion of his visit to Canada in 1860."
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