Model menstrual lodge - 960.161.53_1_3K


Model menstrual lodge

Maker: Innu (Montagnais-Naskapi)
Medium:Caribou skin, wood, paint
Geography: Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador
Date: c. 1948
22 x 11 x 15.3 cm
Object number: 960.161.53
Not on view
DescriptionCollected at Kauk, 3 miles from Nain from the widow of Richard White. Acquired from her by Alika Podolinsky, Anthropologist, in the field in 1960. Originally made for Frank G. Speck.
Richard White, Jr. (1878-1950) was a trader, Innu and Inuit Curio dealer, and fox and mink farm breeder at Voisey's Bay, Labrador. He operated at Voisey's Bay continuously between 1919 and 1950. Between 1927 and 1950 he collected artifacts for Frank G. Speck who was a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. It is likely that all of the artifacts in the ROM's Frank Speck collection identified as from the Barren Ground band were collected by Richard White, Jr. and sent to Frank Speck. In some cases, White had the Innu make up artifacts that had fallen out of use.
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